Tripti Sinha is Assistant Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at the University of Maryland (UMD) in the Division of Information Technology. She leads Advanced Cyber Infrastructure and Internet Global Services (ACIGS) and the Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX). She has over three decades of progressive experience in Internet and Cyber-Infrastructure technologies. Her wide-ranging experience includes engineering, operations, finance, governance, advocacy, and policy leadership positions. Currently, she is the chief executive of the MAX, which operates a high-performance regional research and education (R&E) 100G network for advanced cyber-infrastructure services and research. She is also responsible for UMD's High-Performance Computing service and strategy. Tripti is active internationally as the executive and operational head of UMD's global operation of DNS root services. She served as Co-Chair of ICANN's Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) from 2015-2018.
In the United States, she is very involved in the Internet2 community in activities related to the US national R&E Internet backbone. She is also Chair of the Board of Directors of The Quilt, whose mission is to provide advocacy for research and education networking on the US national agenda. She has served on many other non-profit and private-sector technology advisory boards.
Tripti has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and did graduate work in Computer Science at the University of Maryland. She was born in India and lives in the United States. As a child and young adult, she moved back and forth between the USA and India, which gave her an appreciation for global pluralism. She is proficient in English and Hindi and understands Punjabi, Urdu, and ancient Sanskrit. Tripti is keenly interested in Information and Communication Technology innovation, entrepreneurship, governance and policy, and international affairs. Tripti was nominated to serve on the ICANN Board of Directors by the Nominating Committee in 2018. Her term will expire at the Annual General Meeting 2024.