Jennifer Schopf

Networking Partnerships Directorate

Phone: 512-475-9411 | Email:

Jennifer received her doctoral and master degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from University of California San Diego, where she worked with Fran Berman. She currently oversees the NSF Engagement and Performance Operations Center. Prior to joining TACC, she was director of the International Networks Program at Indiana University. She has also spent time as an NSF program officer, a senior staff member for Globus, and a program director at the IEEE Computer Society. She has held research appointments at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University.

At TACC, she will be responsible for promoting collaborations enabled through data networks within the region and with other national or international collaborations, with a strong emphasis on supporting use of the Texas networks (OTS and LEARN).

Selected Publications

"The NetSage Measurement and Analysis Framework in Practice", Jennifer M. Schopf, Katrina Turner, Dan Doyle, Andrew Lake, Jason Leigh, and Brian L. Tierney, Cluster Computer Journal Special Edition, November 2021, doi: 10.1007/s10586-021-03417-x, available online at HYPERLINK ""

"Pragmatic Science Engagement Using an Operations Center Approach", J.M. Schopf, **Proceedings of TNC'19**, Tallin, Estonia, June 2019.

"Monitoring Big Data Transfers Over International Research Network Connections", A. Gonzales, J. Leigh, S. Peisert, B. Tierney, E. Balas, P. Radulovic, J. M. Schopf, **Proceedings of IEEE Big Data Congress 2017**, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, June 25 - June 30, 2017.

"Report from the 2016 Cross Connects Workshop: Improving Data Mobility & Management for Bioinformatics", Kathryn Petersen Mace, Daniel Jacobson, Brooklin Gore, Lauren Rotman, Jennifer Schopf, Mary Hester, Predrag Radulovic, and William Barnett, **Standards in Genomic Sciences**, 2016.

"Grid User Requirements: A Perspective from the Trenches", Jennifer M. Schopf and Steven J. Newhouse, **Cluster Computing Journal**, Vol. 10, No. 3, September 2007, pp 311-322.


M.S., Ph.D., Computer Science
University of California, San Diego

B.A. Mathematics and Computer Science
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Areas of Research

Networking measurement and monitoring

Cyberinfrastructure requirements gathering

End-to-end performance evaluation



Advisory Board for the National Institutes of Health African Centers of Excellence in Bioinformatics

Vice Chair, Advisory Board, Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS)