DICE Leadership:

  • Reagan Moore: Director
    reagan-mooreReagan W. Moore is RENCI’s chief scientist for Data Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE), coordinating collaborative research efforts between RENCI and the DICE group in the UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) in areas such as the development of data grids, digital libraries, and preservation environments. Moore is also a professor  with SILS. Prior to his RENCI and UNC appointments, he was the director of data and knowledge systems at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego. Moore came to UNC Chapel Hill in August 2008 along with other members of the DICE research team. The team is known worldwide for its expertise in the development of digital data technologies, including open source software that enables sharing of data in collaborative research, publication of data in digital libraries, and preservation of data in prsistent archives for use by future generations. Moore holds a Ph.D. in plasma physics from the University of California, San Diego.
  • Arcot Rajasekar: Director of Research and Technology
    Arcot_RajasekarArcot Rajasekar is chief scientist for data grid technologies at RENCI and another leader of the DICE team in UNC’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS). He was the director of the Data Grids Technology Group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and is the lead designer of the Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRods), a data grid system and open-source approach to managing digital data. Rajasekar leads data grid initiatives that involve both RENCI and SILS. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Maryland and has multiple publications in the areas of logic programming, deductive databases, data grids, digital library and persistent archives. He is also a co-author of the book, “Foundations of Disjunctive Logic Programming.”

Administrative Staff:

  • Kristi Andrews: Grants Specialist
  • Beth Crutchfield: Grants Specialist

Technical Staff:

  • Mike Wan: Chief Architect
  • Wayne Schroeder:  Product Manager / Core Developer
  • Bing Zhu: Computational Scientist
  • Sheau-yen Chen: Data Grid System Administrator
  • Mike Conway: Java Library & Interface Developer
  • Antoine de Torcy: Data Grid Developer
  • Chien-yi Hou: Digital Preservation Specialist
  • Paul Tooby: Community Development Coordinator


  • Javed Mostafa: Frances Carroll McColl Term Associate Professor at SILS and the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), UNC-CH
  • Jan Prins: Professor of Computer Science and Department Chair, UNC-CH