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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…
Director, IT Research CyberInfrastructure
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.
Lauren Elise Maxfield
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.
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.
Anita Z. Schwartz
Scientific Application Consultant, HPC Team
Anita’s work experience brings over 30 years of supporting clients and services for central IT, specifically high-performance computing (HPC) since 2011. Her efforts and interests are vital in making HPC a transparent resource for advances in research computing. As an XSEDE Campus Champion, Anita seeks to assist researchers to understand available resources, locally and nationally. She 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.
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.
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.
XSEDE Student Campus Champion, HPC Team
Parinaz is working on her Ph.D. program in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of UD. She is an XSEDE Student Campus Champion. Her role includes helping the researchers, educators, and scholars with their computing-intensive and data-intensive research, including helping them to use advanced digital capabilities to improve, grow and/or accelerate these achievements.