Dr. Thomas R. Furlani serves as director of the University at Buffalo's Center for Computational Research (CCR), a leading academic supercomputing center. CCR maintains a high-performance computing environment, high-end visualization laboratories, and support staff with expertise in high-performance computing, (big) data analytics, and visualization. A National Science Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellow, Furlani has more than 25 years experience in scientific computing, including computational chemistry and parallel processing. He serves as principal investigator on several externally funded projects, including the XSEDE Technology Audit Service award (XDMoD tool). In addition, Furlani serves on the NYSERNet Board of Directors and is a founding member of the Visualization in Transportation Committee of the National Transportation Research Board.