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Jill Gemmill

Jill GemmillResearch Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D. - 2006, University of Alabama at Birmingham Computer and Information Sciences 
MSEE - 2001, University of Alabama at Birmingham Electrical and Computer Engineering 
M.S. - 1984, University of Alabama at Birmingham Computer and Information Sciences 
B.A. - Antioch College American History 

Contact Information:
Office: 324 Fluor Daniel
Office Phone: 864.656.3343

Prior to coming to Clemson in 2007, Dr. Jill Gemmill spent over 25 years in scientific computation and visualization, real-time programming, internet network technology, middleware and e-security.   As Executive Director reporting to Clemson University's CIO and Vice Provost for Information Technology, Dr. Gemmill leads initiatives that enable new discoveries in research, teaching and service through integration of domain expertise with cyberinfrastructure.

Dr. Gemmill led a National Science Foundation funded project establishing the industry standard (ITU H.350/IETF RFC 3944) specifying integration of directory services with multiple video conferencing protocols.  Subsequently, Dr. Gemmill led pioneer work demonstrating how managed university IT services, such as authentication and access control, could be leveraged for use in grids, partnering with the National Center for Supercomputer Applications to demonstrate the first use of Shibboleth for grid authentication. She is co-developer of the myVocs collaboration environment for Virtual Organizations.

Dr. Gemmill is a successful research scientist who has been PI or co- PI on 9 federally funded grants totaling over $5 million. Her research has funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, Southeastern Universities' Research Association, South Carolina Research Authority, and the UAB Health Services Foundation. 

Research Interests

  • community-specific (Virtual Organization), secure collaborative environments (experience to date with Social Science, Health Sciences, Computational Science, Bioinformatics, and Ecology).
  • Federated identity; authentication and authorization in distributed environments
  • Network performance impact on applications
  • Integration of visualization, computation & networks, and re-usable data in research domains

At Clemson, Dr. Gemmill has contributed to development of the "Marine Genomics Bioinformatics Portal"; "Intelligent River";  Research Affiliate Identity Provider (RAIdP) ; and the Open Parks Grid initiative.