Heidi L Morgan



Ph.D. Information Communication Technology, Erasmus University
M.A. English, Florida International University
B.S. Education, University of Miami

Dr. Heidi L. Morgan is a Senior Computer Scientist at Information Science Institute (ISI) Internet and Networked Systems group at the University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering . Dr. Morgan moved to ISI from Florida International University where she was the Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Internet Augmented Research and Assessment (CIARA www.ciara.fiu.edu ). CIARA fosters a domain-specific tailoring of Internet technologies to support faculty research, and in the process improve graduate education. CIARA assesses and measures FIU's effectiveness in the use of technology to augment the rate of discovery for domain researchers.

Heidi is a Co-Principal Investigator (PI) for several NSF funded projects including:

IRNC: Backbone: AmLight Express and Protect (ExP), [Co-PI] AmLight ExP will be a reliable, leading-edge infrastructure for research and education.

IRNC: RXP: AtlanticWave-Software Defined Exchange: A Distributed Intercontinental Experimental Software Defined Exchange (SDX) [Co-PI.] A distributed experimental SDX will provide an environment for development and prototyping of functions and services essential towards advancing knowledge to support end-to-end services, capable of spanning multiple SDN domains.

LSST Construction: Construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) [Co-PI] to provide an Advanced International Network for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

EAGER: SwitchOn - Exploring and Strengthening US-Brazil Collaborations in Future Internet Research, [Co- PI] This project funds the U.S. side of an exploration of potential collaborations between the U.S. and Brazil on Future Internet Architectures and the GENI project.

AMPATH International Exchange Point in Miami. Heidi enjoys working to advance research and education networking initiatives in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America and collaborating with likeminded professionals in the US and around the world.