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Rion Dooley

Chapman University
Research Scientist
Austin, Texas
Rion Dooley is a Research Scientist within the School of Communications at Chapman University where he serves as Principal Investigator on the Agave Project, a Science-as-a-Service API platform allowing researchers worldwide to manage data, run code, collaborate freely, and integrate their science anywhere.  

Rion received an A.A. degree from Southeastern Iowa Community College, B.A. (Math) and B.A. (computer science) degrees from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Louisiana State University. His research pulls together areas of distributed computing, data informatics, security, and information modeling to craft innovative and engaging experiences for researchers of all domains. His prior funding sources include the NSF, NIH, and DARA. Results of his research have aided researchers across 5 continents and continue to be used by some of the largest academic research communities worldwide. 

Rion’s actively puts his wife and two daughters at the top of his list of accomplishments. He hopes his work can someday edge out dancing teddy bears and waterproof mascara on their lists of favorite inventions.