Dr. Renata Rawlings-Goss worked with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, under the Obama administration, to define national Big Data policies and priority goals within the NITRD inter-agency Big Data Senior Steering group. She co-led the writing team for the National Big Data Strategic Plan with partners from (NSF, NIH, DARPA, DOE, NSA, NIST, NOOA, NASA, USGS, NRO, DHS, DOD, EPA, HHS, AHRQ, NARA etc). Additionally, Renata was competitively awarded to the first cohort of AAAS Big Data Policy Fellows supporting congress and the federal government. At the National Science Foundation (NSF), she was instrumental in the creation of the National Data Science Organizers group (NDSO.io) and the implementation of the NSF’s priority goal to increase the U.S. workforce in data science.
Dr. Rawlings-Goss is currently the founding Executive Director of the South Big Data Innovation Hub, whose mission is to catalyzes partnerships among universities, industry, and government around Big Data, Data Science and the “Internet of Things”. She also serves as the Director of Industry Partnerships for the Georgia Tech Institute for Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS). She is a biophysicist by training and pursues continuing effort to increase the participation of women and under-represented minorities in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design, and Math). To that end, she serves as the President/ CEO of Good with Data, LLC which runs The Data Career Academy.