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Chief Information Officer, Dr. Roy Whitney

Dr. R. Roy Whitney
Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer

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

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

Whitney was a member of the team that proposed Jefferson Lab, and his work at the lab began with its inception in 1984. He was 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 was the associate director of the Administration Division and a staff scientist in the Physics Division. He 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 spans over 30 years. He has worked at Stanford University's High Energy Physics Lab, Berkeley Lab, Los Alamos-LAMPF and MIT-Bates, as well as Saclay in France.

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