Dr. Lucy Nowell is a computer scientist and program manager in the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) within the Department of Energy's Office of Science. She manages a broad spectrum of ASCR-funded computer science research, with emphasis on scientific data management, analysis and visualization. Previously she served as a Program Director in the Office of Cyberinfrastructure at the National Science Foundation and as a research Program Manager for the Department of Defense, managing projects related to information analysis and visualization. Formerly a theatrical designer, her own research lies at the intersection of computer science, psychology, and visual art. Her MS and Doctorate in Computer Science are from Virginia Tech. She has a BA and MA in Theatre from the University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa and the MFA from the University of New Orleans.