Previous Leadership - Roy Whitney

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Dr. R. Roy Whitney
Former Chief Technology Officer (2009 - 2014)

Former Chief Information Officer (2006 - 2014)

Roy Whitney fulfilled dual roles as Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer at Jefferson Lab.

As CIO, he was responsible for Information Technology systems, including scientific data analysis, high-performance computing, IT infrastructure, and cyber security. As CTO, he was responsible for advancing the development of technology from the lab's research programs and facilitating the transfer of technologies to industry.

Whitney had been a member of the team that proposed Jefferson Lab, and his work at the lab began with its inception in 1984. He had been in the first group of six staff members to be hired at the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF). Prior to taking the reins as CIO and CTO, he had been the associate director of the Administration Division and a staff scientist in the Physics Division. He had contributed to the original proposals for CEBAF, planning for the experimental program, construction of the experimental facilities, and carrying out physics experiments.

Whitney's experience at federally funded laboratories spanned over 30 years. He had worked at Stanford University's High Energy Physics Lab, Berkeley Lab, Los Alamos-LAMPF, and MIT-Bates, as well as Saclay in France.

Before joining the Lab, Whitney had received his Ph.D. from Stanford University, and had taught physics and conducted research at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Smith College, Springfield Technical Community College, and the University of Virginia.