Lea Shanley

Dr. Leah Shanley

Dr. Lea Shanley is the Director, President, and CEO of the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California. Dr. Shanley previously served as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow under the Obama Administration while working at NASA and GSA 18F; a founding co-Executive Director of the NSF South Big Data Innovation Hub; Director of the Wilson Center’s Commons Lab; an AAAS Congressional Science Fellow and science advisor in the US Senate; and co-founder of an open science community across the federal government, which resulted in Citizenscience.gov, a White House Memorandum, a federal statute, and team recognition as a finalist for the 2017 Ash Award by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Her research has focused on bringing spatial technologies, computer-supported cooperative work, and social computing to bear on scientific and societal challenges, as well as on tackling issues in technology policy, including privacy. Dr. Shanley serves on the advisory committee for the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center, on the Scientific Council for the NASA Consortium for the Valuation of Applications Benefits Linked to Earth Science, and on the Board of Trustees for US/ICOMOS (International Committee of Monuments and Sites). She also is a member of the IEEE Indigenous Data Sovereignty Working Group, and the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Data Working Group, for which she co-chairs their data ethics/law/policy subgroup. Dr. Shanley holds a Ph.D. in Geographic Information Science and Earth observation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.S. in Physics from Florida State University.

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