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Jin Chang

Caltech Appoints New Chief Information Officer


Jin Chang will lead strategic planning for academic and business technologies

An information technology leader with experience in the research, development, and government sectors has been appointed as Caltech's next chief information officer (CIO).

Jin Chang will start on June 30. Among his priorities will be developing and implementing a strategic plan for technology, with special attention to cloud computing and high-performance computing.

"I am very excited to be part of Caltech's mission of enhancing human knowledge and to be able to support the Institute's world-renowned faculty, as well as students and staff," Chang says. "I look forward to providing robust and efficient computing services, enabling their work."

Chang served most recently as deputy CIO at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), a Department of Energy-funded laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research. There he led strategic planning for research computing, business computing, cyber security, and other areas. He was also responsible for Fermilab's computing governance processes that support thousands of scientists around the world.  

Prior to joining Fermilab, Chang was CIO for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, one of the nation's largest integrated water and sewer municipal agencies, serving millions of New York City residents. He started his career as a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratory and has also worked for Accenture and the Exelon Corporation.

Chang earned bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science from University of Southern California.


Credit: Caltech News