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Richard Knepper
Deputy Director

Richard Knepper

Rich joined the CAC staff in 2017 as the Deputy Director of the Center, coming from Indiana University's Research Technology division, where he was the manager for Campus Bridging and Research Infrastructure. He earned his PhD in Informatics at Indiana University's School of Informatics and Computing, with focus on the development and adaptation of the XSEDE project to user and NSF requirements. Rich is also the manager for Community Resource Integration in the XSEDE project. Rich's research interests revolve around cyberinfrastructure organizations supporting science and public management network theory.

Send email or phone 607.255.0313

Areas of Research or Expertise

  • Cyberinfrastructure organization and leadership
  • Relationship between cyberinfrastructure resources and scientific outcomes
  • Operations and production systems management
  • Social Network analysis
  • Ethnography of virtual organizations


  • XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Resource Integration

Selected Publications and Presentations

Knepper, R and Standish, M. Forward Observer systems for radar data workflows: Big data management in the field. Future Generation Computer Systems. 2017.
Knepper, R. Shifting Modalities of Use in the XSEDE Project. Indiana University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. 2017.
Coulter, E., Fischer, J., Hallock, B., Knepper, R., Lifka, D., Navarro, JP., Pierce, M., Stewart, C. Cyberinfrastructure as a Platform to Facilitate Effective Collaboration between Institutions and Support Collaboratories. Proceedings of 2016 ACM SIGUCCS Conference. 2016.
Knepper, R. and Börner, K. Comparing the Consumption of CPU Hours with Scientific Output for the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). PLOS One. 2016.
Knepper, R. and Chen, Y. Situating Cyberinfrastructure in the Public Realm: The TeraGrid and XSEDE Projects. Proceedings of dg.o '16, 17th International Digital Government Research Conference. 2016.


B.S., Literature, New College, Florida
M.A., Polish Studies, Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University
M.P.A., Public Administration, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
Ph.D., Informatics, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University

Memberships/Professional Affiliations

CASC, Program Committee
Workshop on Scalable Computing, Program Committee
Int'l Conference on ICT Innovations, Program Committee

Personal Interests

Travel, reading, and technology.