Gabrielle Allen is the Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Bureau of Educational Research in the College of Education at the University of Illinois. She is also a Full Professor in the Department of Astronomy and a Senior Research Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. She previously held positions at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Louisiana State University, the National Science Foundation, and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. Gabrielle's research is in the development of collaborative and open source cyberinfrastructure tools for large scale science problems, particularly in relativistic astrophysics. She is a founder of the Cactus Computational Toolkit and the Einstein Toolkit, and played a leadership role in the EU GridLab and Gravitational Wave Network Projects and the NSF CyberTools Project. She has published over 100 refereed journal and conference papers and has been awarded the Gordon Bell Prize in Supercomputing in 2001, the IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge in 2009, the High Performance Bandwidth Challenge award in 2002 and the LSU Rainmaker award in 2009. Gabrielle holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Cardiff University.