Assistant Director, Institute for CyberScience
Wayne Figurelle has over 25 years of experience as a senior manager, with a focus in computer engineering. As assistant director for the Institute of CyberScience (ICS), he leads a team of 25 individuals in a unique virtual laboratory to investigate complex problems that are otherwise impossible or impractical to address. The institute is charged with facilitating research across a broad spectrum of disciplines and in securing significant external resources for advanced research computing. Figurelle joined Penn State in 2001 as senior technical specialist of the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) and was promoted to director of PennTAP in 2006. He has also served as director of Industrial Innovation Programs and the EDA University Center in the Penn State College of Engineering. He joined ICS as assistant director in 2014. Prior to joining Penn State, he held positions at Raytheon and Link Computer Corporation.