Dr. Richard Marciano is a professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. He is an affiliate faculty member of ISR and the Department of Computer Science. Prior to that, he was a Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for 5 years. He was also a Research Scientist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) for 13 years. His research interests center on digital curation, digital preservation, sustainable archives, cyberinfrastructure, and big data. He is also the 2017 recipient of the Emmett Leahy Award for "outstanding and sustained work in digital records and information management". He holds degrees in Avionics and Electrical Engineering, a Master's and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Iowa, and conducted a postdoc in Computational Geography.