S. George Djorgovski is a Professor of Astronomy and a Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Computing Research at Caltech, and the Director of the Meta-Institute for Computational Astrophsics, the first professional scientific organization based in virtual worlds. He received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1985, was a Harvard Junior Fellow, and joined the Caltech faculty in 1987.
Among his honors, he was an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, a Presidential Young Investigator and, having authored or coauthored several hundred scientific publications; he was among the Institute for Scientific Information’s 1000 most cited physicists. George is one of the founders of the Virtual Observatory framework and the emerging field of AstroInformatics, and he chaired the U.S. National Virtual Observatory Scientific Definition Team. Among his many current interests are development of methodologies for a computationally enabled, data-intensive science for the 21st century, and exploration of observable parameter spaces with digital sky surveys.