Dr. Lucy Nowell is a Computer Scientist and Program Manager in the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program in the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Until recently, she managed a research portfolio emphasizing scientific data management, analysis and visualization. A change of assignment has her now focused on reshaping the ASCR Computer Science program to address challenges in the realm of operating and runtime systems and programming models/environments that will result from exponential increases in the complexity of Post Moore Era supercomputers. Previously she served as a Program Director in NSF’s Office of Cyberinfrastructure and as a Program Manager for the Department of Defense, managing projects related to information analysis and visualization. Her MS and PhD in Computer Science are from Virginia Tech. She has a BA and MA in Theatre from the University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa and the MFA from the University of New Orleans. Her own research focused on information visualization for digital libraries and science applications, drawing on her background in visual art and cognitive/perceptual psychology, as well as computer science.