Paul Avery received his Ph.D in High Energy Physics from the University of Illinois in 1980 and is Professor of Physics at the University of Florida. His research is in experimental High Energy Physics and he participates in the CLEO experiment at Cornell University and the CMS experiment at CERN, Geneva. Dr. Avery is the Director of two national NSF-funded Grid projects, GriPhyN and the International Virtual Data Grid Laboratory (iVDGL). Both projects are collaborations of computer scientists, physicists and astronomers conducting Grid research applied to several frontier experiments in physics and astronomy with massive computational and data needs. He is Co-Pi of the NSF funded projects CHEPREO and UltraLight and is one of the principals seeking to establish the Open Science Grid.