Rick McMullen

University of Kansas

Donald F. (Rick) McMullen
University of Kansas
mcmullend@ku.edu

Donald F. (Rick) McMullen is a Senior Scientist at the University of Kansas where he is responsible for planning and development of research computing technologies and services. Representing KU regionally and nationally in research computing and networking organizations, Rick serves as Chair and member of the GPN Cyberinfrastructure Program Committee and works closely with GPN and KanREN to support the development of regional CI that works with and supports campus research goals.

Prior to coming to KU Rick was Director and Principal Scientist of the Knowledge Acquisition and Projection Lab in the Pervasive Technology Labs at Indiana University, a founding faculty member of the Indiana University School of Informatics, and adjunct faculty in the Computer Science Department. He has served as an Investigator on major international networking projects and is currently PI or co-PI on several NSF network and cyberinfrastructure development projects. His research interests include sensor networks, high performance research networking, and Artificial Intelligence applications that support knowledge management in scientific research collaborations. Rick’s background is in Chemistry and he received a Ph.D. in 1982 from Indiana University.