The New Jersey Big Data Alliance (NJBDA) was established in 2013 by Rutgers University, along with 8 higher education partners, to catalyze collaboration among New Jersey academia, industry and government in building advanced computing and data analytics  capabilities and expertise. Today, the NJBDA is a consortium of 36 higher education institutions and Edge, as well as industry and government members, that builds and leverages collaborations to increase competitiveness, generate a highly skilled workforce, drive innovation and catalyze data-driven economic growth for New Jersey.

This unprecedented alliance was recognized in 2014 by the New Jersey State Legislature as “New Jersey’s Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Consortium.” This legislation formalized the partnership among the State’s higher education institutions in building the computational and analytics capabilities and expertise in New Jersey.

Executive Committee

Executive Board

President Matt Hale – Associate Professor and MPA Program Chair, Department of Political Science and Public Affairs, Seton Hall University
Secretary Chanelle Lester – Assistant Dean, School of Science, The College of New Jersey
Treasurer Vacant
Administrative Director Selenny Fabre – Business Manager, Office of Sponsored Research, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Committee Vice-Presidents

Academic Membership Adam Scarzafava – Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Edge
Affiliate Membership Rashmi Jain – Department Chair and Professor of Information and Operations Management, Feliciano School of Business, Montclair State University
Education & Training George Avirappattu – Associate Professor of Mathematics, Kean University
Entrepreneurship Ethné SwartzProfessor of Information Management and Entrepreneurship, Montclair State University
Research Collaborations Forough Ghahramani – Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs, Edge
Government Relations Peggy Brennan-Tonetta – Executive Director, Economic Development and Innovation and Associate Director, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers University
Advanced Computing Tech Demetrios Roubos – Associate Director, Information Security, Stockton University
Marketing and Outreach Wright Seneres – Engineering Communications Specialist, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Princeton University

Contact Information for State Partners – CSIT, OIT, CCIC, EDA, DOL