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IT Research Computing provides the computational and digital data infrastructure and support that meet the research needs and priorities of the University of Delaware faculty, researchers, and students. The resources and services we provide centrally include computational and visualization hardware, software, system administration, programming, and visualization support. Our goal is to provide a state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure that will support the highest level of multidisciplinary research.

 

Meet the Research Computing group…

Dr. Jeffrey Frey

Dr. Jeffrey Frey

Systems Programmer, HPC Team

Jeff received his PhD in physical chemistry in 2006 with a focus on theoretical methods.  His thesis relied on high-performance computing and required familiarity with the hardware, software, and administration of HPC systems.  He continues to use those skills both in HPC support within the University’s IT organization and in support of the College of Engineering.

Lauren Elise Maxfield

Lauren Elise Maxfield

Technical Writer

Elise joined the IT Communication Group after graduating with a B.A. in English and Professional Writing from Ohio State University. She specializes in technical communication and marketing.

Aletia Morgan

Aletia Morgan

Institutional Data Manager

Aletia joined UD from Rutgers University in late 2016 in a new position sponsored jointly by the Research Office and IT Security & Policy Group. She is working to identify campus resources and requirements for Research Data Management, and is supporting improvements in data security practices and risk management. From 2010-2016, she was the Research Data Manager for the Rutgers University Libraries. Previously, she was the IT Director for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Iowa, and a Systems Engineer for IBM, primarily supporting the Education marketplace. Aletia holds an MBA in Management Information Systems from Vanderbilt University.

Sid Raskar

Sid Raskar

Graduate Student Research Consultant, HPC Team

Sid helps support the UD research community with the use of HPC clusters and also general use of any research computing resource offered by IT. He also works on HPC documentation and training.  His research interests are distributed systems, parallel programming and machine learning. Sid is currently pursuing his PhD in Computer Science at University of Delaware where he also received his MS degree. He received his BE in Computer Engineering from University of Pune.

Anita Z. Schwartz

Anita Z. Schwartz

Scientific Application Analyst, HPC Team

Anita’s work experience brings over 30 years of supporting clients and services for central IT, specifically high-performance computing (HPC) over the past 5 years. Her efforts and interests are vital in making HPC a transparent resource for advances in research computing. Anita assists researchers with technical questions and problems in areas of computing on the cluster to solve compilation, runtime, and scaling problems, assist with planning, testing, documenting and training for all clusters, document processing with TeX and LaTeX, and oversees outreach and educational workshops for research computing. Anita has a BA and Master’s in Computer and Information Sciences, and Master’s in Information Systems and Technology Management — all from the University of Delaware.

Olena Smith

Olena Smith

Lead Geospatial Information Consultant

Olena supports the UD Geospatial Research community as a technological leader and consultant to campus GIS projects in research and administrative realms. She has an M.A. in Geography from Western Michigan University with GIS specialization and has been working with GIS for over 13 years. Over the years Olena has worked in developing and managing servers and databases, and she has extensive experience in creating, managing, and editing ArcGIS data. She also has over 6 years of teaching, developing, and administering multiple geospatial courses at various levels at Esri. Olena most recently worked as a Senior Geospatial Engineer for the Booz Allen Hamilton, National Guard Bureau, before joining the Research Computing Staff.

Bill Totten

Bill Totten

Systems Programmer, HPC Team

Bill Totten is a Systems Programmer for the University of Delaware Network and Systems Services group.  His primary responsibilities are in support of the UD Community Cluster HPC systems.  Bill received a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Theory from the University of Delaware in 1998.  His experiences include work in fields of financial, health care, research, and education.

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