Tom Lehman is the Director of Research at the University of Maryland (UMD) / Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX). His research and development interests include advanced network architectures, intelligent control planes, multi-layer inter-networking, network virtualization and cloud computing. Mr. Lehman is responsible for developing research programs and leading the research activities and associated technology developments. Mr. Lehman has published over 30 research papers in related areas. He has been Principal Investigator (PI) on multiple Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Department of Energy (DOE) projects. His previous research projects have included the development of several open source software products including the Dynamic Resource Allocation via GMPLS Optical Networks (DRAGON) network control plane software, the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) Stitching Computation Service, and the StackV orchestration system. His current research projects are focused on development of technologies that facilitate the orchestration of high performance network, computation, and storage resources in service of big data driven domain science application workflows. Prior to joining MAX, Lehman was a Computer Scientist and Project Leader at the University of Southern California, Information Science Institute (USC/ISI) in Arlington, Virginia.