Meet the Research Computing Group
Director of Research Computing
John brings over 20 years of academic research computing support with a focus on high performance computing and advanced visualization applications to UD-IT. He will work closely with the Vice President for Research, Scholarship, and Innovation as well as the college research deans and other key stakeholders in research computing including faculty, research centers, the University Library, and IT leadership to plan and provide the infrastructure, applications and services required to support the University’s diverse and growing research portfolio. John also will assist with the development of research computing strategies, deploy technologies to enable data intensive research programs, and improve coordination between university-wide and departmental IT teams.
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.
Scientific Applications Consultant, HPC Team
Michael is a member of UD’s Research Cyberinfrastructure team as a Scientific Application Consultant. His primary responsibilities are to assist UD’s research community with the HPC systems and its resources, and also serves as one of UD’s XSEDE Campus Champions. Michael has a B.S. in Earth Science with a major in Meteorology, from Kean University, and is currently enrolled in UD’s online Master’s program for Cybersecurity. His work experiences span the non-profit, private, and public sectors where he worked on a range of projects. Some of the projects included scientific programming, visualization, and data storage.
Anita Z. Schwartz
Scientific Application Consultant, HPC Team
Anita has over 35 years of experience supporting clients at UD including high-performance computing (HPC) since 2011. She is vital in making HPC a transparent resource for advances in research computing. As a Campus Champion, Anita seeks to assist researchers in understanding available resources as well as assisting with cluster computing technical questions and problems. She is a key component in planning, testing, documenting and training for all clusters. Anita has a BA and Master’s in Computer and Information Sciences, Master’s in Information Systems and Technology Management and a certificate in Analytics: Optimizing Big Data — all from the University of Delaware.
Lead Geospatial Information Consultant
Olena has been working with GIS for 13 years. She supports the UD Geospatial Research community as a technological leader and consultant. Her experience includes database and back-end management and extensive experience in administrating ArcGIS data. Olena has over 6 years experience teaching geospatial courses 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 at UD. She has an M.A. in Geography from Western Michigan University with GIS specialization.
Systems Programmer, HPC Team
Paul joined UD’s Research Cyberinfrastructure team after working in other departments at UD for about 5 years. His primary responsibilities include maintaining the HPC systems, developing and implementing a cloud HPC framework, and providing technical training and support for UD’s research community. Paul is a graduate of Virginia Tech and has worked in the fields of finance and education.
Lauren Elise Maxfield
Institutional Data Manager
Enterprise Architect, Enterprise Systems & Cloud Services
Administrative Assistant III, IT-Client Support & Services
XSEDE Student Campus Champion, HPC Team