Jill Gemmill
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Ph.D., M.S., MSEE

Executive Director
Cyberinfrastructure Technology Integration,
Clemson Computing & Information Technology
Clemson University


Research Assistant Professor
School of Computing; CU Genomics Institute


Dr. Jill Gemmill has over 26 years of experience in university Information Technology and scientific computation. As Executive Director reporting to Clemson University’s CIO and Vice Provost for Information Technology, Jill leads initiatives that enable new discoveries in research, teaching and service through integration of domain expertise with cyberinfrastructure. She is a successful research scientist who has produced notable results in high performance networks and middleware as PI or co- PI on 9 federally funded grants totaling over $5 million. Her research has received funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, Southeastern Universities’ Research Association, and the UAB Health Services Foundation. Jill’s IT experience encompasses facilities and network infrastructure, application design and development, real-time process control, visualization, scientific computation, system architecture, security, and project management. Most recently, Dr. Gemmill’s expertise in directory services, security, single sign on, federated identity, systems integration, software development, visualization, web systems and networks has been invaluable in developing collaborative environments for Virtual Organizations in domains including Social Science, Health Sciences, Computational Science, Bioinformatics, and Ecology. She is co-developer of the myVocs collaboration environment for Virtual Organizations. She has earned Ph.D and M.S. degrees in Computer and Information Sciences and an MSEE in Electrical and Computer Engineering, all from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her current research interests include single-sign-on and federated authentication architectures, transparent authorization, and secure collaboration tools for virtual organizations. 

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