As Assistant Director of UITS Research Computing, Mike's focus is to facilitate campus research by matching researchers, instructors, and students needs with the people, hardware, and software. Research Computing has consultants in the primary areas of High Performance Computing (HPC), High Throughput Computing (HTC); Visualization and Graphics; and Statistics.
Background and Education
Mike's first job on campus in 1985 was that of Staff Scientist. In that role he was able to tap into his background in Chemistry and crystallography. Later he worked as the department IT lead in Chemistry eventually moving to his current role as Assistant Director of Research Computing with UITS. The common thread throughout Mike's career has been a focus on solving puzzles and thinking in terms of complex, interrelated systems, paying attention to the details at the micro level and to the systems at the macro level. Mike earned his B.S. from Case Western Reserve in Ohio; his M.S. from Purdue University; and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.