Jane.Snowdon

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Biography

Jane L. Snowdon, Ph.D., serves on the Steering Committee for the OASIS Blue Member Section; her term extends to September 2011.

Jane is a Senior Manager and Research Staff Member in the Industry Solutions and Emerging Business Department at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. In this role, she is responsible for developing strategies and driving research efforts worldwide to create innovative solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in areas such as intelligent buildings, collaboration, security, remote systems management, and cloud computing. In 2008, Jane co-led the IBM Corporate Strategy sponsored study on Industry Impacts of Climate Change. In 2008-2009, Jane is an active contributor to the IBM Corporate Strategy Intelligent Building Study and co-leader for the Strategic Initiatives portion of the IBM Corporate Strategy Smart Cities Study. Jane is a member of the National Institute of Standards’ (NIST) Smart Grid Interoperability Roadmap Building to Grid (B2G) Domain Expert Working Group (DEWG), the OASIS Energy Interoperation Technical Charter on OpenADR (Open Automated Demand Response) and the OASIS Blue Steering Committee. She is a thought leader and contributor to IBM’s Global Technology Outlook and Global Innovation Outlook.

Prior to her current position, Jane managed the Emerging Systems Design Department at IBM Research where she led work in the design of new high performance computing servers and next generation technologies to simplify the personal computer life cycle process. Jane has conducted research in schedule planning optimization, journey management, crew pairing, and recovery from irregular operations for domestic and international airlines. She also has deep expertise in business process modeling and business process simulation for manufacturing and transportation domains.

Jane received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Certificate in Manufacturing Systems from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a M.S. degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a B.S. degree with distinction in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. She was inducted into the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) in 2006 and the Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni at Georgia Tech in 2008. Jane was selected as the General Chair for the 2002 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), Technical Program Chair and Council Member for the 2000 and 2001 AGIFORS (Airline Group of the International Federation of Operations Research Societies) Symposiums, Advisory Council Member of the 2001 INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Practice Meeting. Jane is an Advisory Board member for the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech and the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) Medical Division at Stony Brook University. She is a Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and a Member of INFORMS.

Jane is a co-chair and leadership catalyst for the Watson Women’s Network (WWN) and is the WWN representative to the Watson Diversity Council. She mentors researchers in the United States and China, and is part of IBM’s Makocha Minds initiative for mentoring African university students.

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