Jim Pinkelman

Jim Pinkelman

Jim Pinkelman is currently senior director of Microsoft Research Connections. Jim joined Microsoft Research 3 years ago, and he now leads international research collaborations programs and projects involving Microsoft's and academic researchers. Prior to coming to Microsoft Research, Jim was the senior director responsible for Microsoft’s academic outreach efforts to technical students and educators in the United States.

Jim served on the Board of Advisors for the University of Washington, Bothell, from 2006-2012, and serves on the Advisory Board for the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. He has severed as an ABET Program Evaluator for Computing Sciences Accreditation Board, and was an original member in the foundation of the Computing in the Core coalition to address computer science education in K-12 within the US. From 1997-2003, he was an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University Chicago in the Graduate School of Business, Masters of Information Systems Management program, where he taught courses in Computer Programming, Information Systems and Technology Systems, and Statistics.

Before joining Microsoft, Jim served in senior technology roles at technology startups firms in Chicago, IL. In 1999, Jim co-authored a book on Business Intelligence, Microsoft OLAP Unleashed for Macmillan/Sams Publishing. He spent seven years as an officer in the United States Air Force as a project management engineer on space systems. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame where his area of research was digital signal processing.

Recent Publications

Jim Pinkelman
“Computing Changes – an Industry Perspective”
ACM Inroads (2013)

Tony Hey, Jim Pinkelman
“Data-Intensive Science and Cloud Computing”
China's e-Science Blue Book (2013)

Tony Hey, Dennis Gannon, Jim Pinkelman
“The Future of Data-Intensive Science”
IEEE Computer Society 45, 81 (2012)

Tony Hey, Jim Pinkelman
“eScience and Data-Intensive Research”
China's e-Science Blue Book (2011) 

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