Dr. Yigal Arens is Deputy Director for Intelligent Systems of USC’s Information Sciences Institute; Director of ISI’s Intelligent Systems Division; and Research Professor at USC’s Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Dr. Arens received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. His current main research interest is cyberinfrastructure for biomedical research. Dr. Arens has been with USC since 1983, first as a member of the faculty of the Computer Science Department, later as a member of the research staff of USC's Information Sciences Institute (USC/ISI), and since 2002 also a Research Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Dr. Arens helped found the Digital Government Society of North America in 2006 and served as an elected treasurer or board member until 2013.