Robert Schuler



M.S., Computer Science, University of Southern California
B.S., Computer Science, University of Southern California


Rob Schuler is a Computer Scientist at the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI). Currently, he is the technical lead for FaceBase, the primary craniofacial research data hub for the NIH/NIDCR. Prior to FaceBase, he was a member of the leadership team of the Biomedical Informatics Research Network (NIH/NCRR) and led the development and deployment of large-scale research data Grids for neuroimaging and microscopy. Prior to BIRN, he was a senior developer for the open source Globus project (NSF, DOE), developing Grid computing technology used widely throughout the "Big Sciences" of high energy physics, earth and climate research, and others. During that time, he was also a member of the architecture team for the Earth System Grid (DOE); the data hub that supported the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Prior to ISI, he co-founded a software startup that developed an enterprise information integration system for clients in the publishing, information services, media and entertainment industries. Before that, he worked as a software engineer/manager at Xerox on the early development of digital rights management technology, acquired by Microsoft through a joint-venture called ContentGuard. He began his career at Candle Corp and developed enterprise application monitoring systems. His current research interests include scientific data management, scientific databases, and database evolution. Rob holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from USC.