Associate Professor, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara
Dr. Frew received his Ph.D. in Geography from UCSB in 1990. As part of his doctoral research, he developed the Image Processing Workbench, an open-source set of software tools for remote sensing image processing, currently used for instruction and research at UCSB and elsewhere. He has served as both the Manager and the Acting Director of the Computer Systems Laboratory (ICESS’ predecessor), and as the Associate Director of the Sequoia 2000 Project, a 3-year $14M multi-campus consortium formed to investigate large-scale data management aspects of global change problems. He was a co-PI on the Alexandria Project (part of NSF’s Digital Libraries Initiative), where he directed the development of the Alexandria Digital Earth Prototype (ADEPT) testbed system. Dr. Frew also served on the National Research Council’s
Committee on Earth Science Data Utilization (CESDU).
Dr. Frew currently leads the Earth System Science Server project (part of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners), and serves on several NASA advisory committees. During the 2005-2006 academic year he was a visiting professor at the University of Edinburgh’s Digital Curation Centre.
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