Dr. Smarr is founding director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology and Harry E. Gruber professor in the Jacobs School's Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD. Smarr is Principal Investigator on the NSF OptIPuter LambdaGrid project, the Moore Foundation CAMERA marine microbial metagenomics project, and is Co-PI on the NSF GreenLight Major Research Instrumentation project. As founding director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and the National Computational Science Alliance, Smarr has driven major contributions to the development of the national information infrastructure: the Internet, the Web, the emerging Grid, telepresence, and scientific visualization. He was a member of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee for President Clinton and served until 2005 on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health and the NASA Advisory Council. He was a member of the California Governor's Task Force on Broadband in 2007. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2006 he was presented with the ESRI Lifetime Achievement Award and received the IEEE Computer Society Tsutomu Kanai Award for distributed computing systems achievements.