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alan blatecky

Alan R. Blatecky

Visiting Fellow, Statistics and Psychometrics


MALS, Liberal Studies, Duke University

MBA, Operations Management, Duke University Fuqua School of Business

ThM, Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary

MDiv, Sacramental Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary

BA, History, Philosophy, Carthage College

Alan R. Blatecky is an expert in advanced cyberinfrastructure and currently a visiting fellow with RTI, focusing on integrating and deploying advanced technologies to transform research and education. Mr. Blatecky is a member of the Catapult Management team and provides leadership for Tiger Team activities. Prior to joining RTI, he served as the Director Office of Cyberinfrastructure National Science Foundation and the Deputy Director of Renaissance Computing Institute. Mr. Blatecky’s work has been highlighted at the National Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Service Conference, as well as with the National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation.

Prior to joining RTI, he served as the Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation and the Deputy Director and Co-Founder of Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI). Mr. Blatecky’s work has been highlighted at national and international conferences and meetings as well as by the National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation. He also served at the Executive Director Research and Education for the San Diego Supercomputing Center and the Vice President of Information Technologies at MCNC. 

Get To Know Alan R. Blatecky

Mr. Blatecky shared what sparked his passion for cyberinfrastructure and drew him to the field and the best thing about working at RTI.

I’ve always been attracted to leading edge technologies, but I have a passion for developing and deploying these technologies to make a difference in people’s lives. Leading edge technologies are about future capabilities and exploring alternative ways to solve problems and provide new approaches that are more effective and efficient. The drive for innovation requires an ever-changing set of circumstances, players, and applications.

There isn’t just one best thing about working at RTI; it is the confluence of several things that matter – culture and vision, bright and dedicated people, spectrum of expertise, and willingness to collaborate.

Fun Fact: Although I’ve been deeply involved in leading edge technologies and data for most of my professional life, my “formal” education was a triple major in college (philosophy, history, English), followed by 4 additional Masters – Divinity, Theology, Business, Arts.

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