Peter Arzberger is the Founding and former chair of the Pacific Rim Application and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA), an NSF-funded activity, established in 2002, comprising over twenty institutions, to promote collaboration of small research groups on developing and using an international cyberinfrastructure. In 2005, a PRAGMA experiment using wireless technologies in ecology, he helped launch the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) that uses sensor, network, and data technologies to share data from multiple lakes to understand responses of lakes in a global changing environment, that changed the careers and research questions of its many participants. Within the PRAGMA framework, he co-established a program, PRIME, that over its lifetime provided international internship experiences to nearly 200 undergraduate students.
Throughout his career, Dr. Arzberger served multiple times and in multiple positions at the United States National Science Foundation, in areas of probability and statistics, computational biology, high-performance computing, and computer and networking systems.
Currently, he serves as the Chair of the University of Texas Portugal External Review Committee. He is also writing two novels.