Bill Howe is the Associate Director of the UW eScience Institute and holds an Affiliate Assistant Professor appointment in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where he studies data management, analytics, and visualization systems for science applications. Howe has received two Jim Gray Seed Grant awards from Microsoft Research for work on managing environmental data, has had two papers elected to VLDB Journal’s ‘Best of Conference’ issues (2004 and 2010), and co-authored what are currently the most-cited papers from both VLDB 2010 and SIGMOD 2012. Howe serves on the program and organizing committees for a number of conferences in the area of databases and scientific data management, and serves on the Science Advisory Board of the SciDB project. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Portland State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech.