Daniel A. Reed is director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and of the National Computational Science Alliance (Alliance), a nationwide effort to prototype the 21st century's information infrastructure. He is also a principal investigator with the NSF TeraGrid project, an effort launched in FY2002 to build and deploy the world's largest, most comprehensive infrastructure for open scientific research. In these three leadership roles, Reed provides strategic direction and vision to NCSA, the Alliance, and the TeraGrid project. Reed came to the U of I in 1984 as an assistant professor of computer science and was department head from 1996-2001. He is a respected leader in the national computer science community and a member of several national collaborations, including the Center for Grid Application Development Software (GrADS) and the National Earthquake Engineering System (NEES). Reed also serves on the board of directors of the Computing Research Association (CRA). In 2001, he was named a recipient of the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professorship by the University of Illinois in recognition of his distinguished service as university faculty member. Reed's ongoing research interests include tools and techniques for capturing and analyzing the performance of parallel systems via instrumentation and presentation techniques, and collaborative virtual environments for real-time performance analysis. Reed received his Ph.D. in computer science in 1983 from Purdue University. He holds an M.S. in computer science from Purdue and a B.S. in computer science from the University of Missouri at Rolla.