Rob Roser has been named Fermilab’s acting associate laboratory director of computing and chief information officer, effective Feb. 1. Roser will lead Fermilab’s computing efforts while the laboratory conducts a national search for the position.
Roser succeeds Victoria White, who has been leading the Computing Sector for 10 years. She will continue to serve as Fermilab’s chief operating officer. Roser will continue to head the Scientific Computing Division.
“This is quite an opportunity,” Roser said. “My job will be to take this amazing team that Vicky has built over the past decade to the next level and to clear the obstacles so they can be successful. I am very proud to lead this talented group, and I am looking forward to this new challenge.”
Roser began his career at Fermilab in 1997 as a Wilson Fellow, conducting physics analysis on the top quark. He led a major piece of the Tevatron Run II detector upgrade and then headed CDF’s day-to-day operations before he was elected as the experiment’s spokesperson in 2005. In 2012 he stepped down as CDF spokesperson and went on to lead the Scientific Computing Division, which provides the facilities, tools and programming necessary to conduct and analyze experiments.