Dr. Renata Rawlings-Goss is the Executive Director of the South Big Data Innovation Hub, an NSF-funded, sixteen-state center connecting industry, academia, and government around data science innovation, as well as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Institute for Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS) at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Formerly, Dr. Rawlings-Goss worked with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, founding The National Data Science Organizers (NDSO). She was an inaugural AAAS Big Data Fellow at the National Science Foundation in the Office of the Assistant Director of Computer Innovation System Engineering (CISE-OAD).
Author of “Data Careers, Training, and Hiring”, Dr. Rawlings-Goss' has partnered with over nineteen federal and state government agencies co-leading the writing team for the Federal Big Data Strategic Plan. Her work has been recognized in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and as one of President Obama’s top 100 Impacts in Science and Technology. She is a biophysicist by training.