I'm working with the infrastructure team and across ESnet to to implement a dual coast data center model, ensure our infrastructure is secure, reliable and increasingly managed through automation and align our processes and procedures to IT Service Management best practice.
How I got here
After spending a wonderful 2.5 years in Madison, WI my wife and I felt that we needed to be closer to family and lifelong friends. So, after a brief job search we were blessed to be offered the position with ESNet at Lawrence Berkeley Labs in June, 2013. While in Madison, I held several roles:
- As the Chief Operations Officer for the Software Assurance Marketplace, I helped build a research computing facility to promote the development of better software assurance tools. The facility is available at no cost to open source software developers and enables continuous software assurance to be easily integrated with existing SW development processes.
- As a Senior Researcher for the Morgridge Institute for Research, I helped researchers in the building and across the UW-Madison campus accelerate their scientific discovery by leveraging a large collection of computing resources in our building, across campus and nationally through the Open Science Grid. I also helped write and manage federal grants that provided funding for our research computing initiatives.
- As an Honorary Fellow for the UW-Madison Computer Science Department I managed the daily operations of the Center for High Throughput Computing, the Condor Project and the Build and Test Lab.
- I also provided project management for the Open Science Grid's Campus Infrastructures project and Edgar Spalding's NSF grant forDetermining the Cyberinfrastructure Needs for Efficient Phenomics Research.
Presentations, speaking enagements, videos and podcasts
- 29-Nov-2012 Panelist on Continous Software Assurance at NIST's Fall Software Assurance Workshop.
- 15-Nov-2012 Provided overview of OSG Campus Researcher's Club at Campus Infrastructure's Meeting.
- 19-Aug-2012 Commented on the life of Alan Turing for NPR's to the best of our KNOWLEDGE.
- 08-Aug-2012 High Throughput Computing interview as part of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery: Challenge of Transdisciplinary Science podcast series (listen to Episode 7 - Core Computational Technology).
- 07-Dec-2011 Presented Optimizing Designs with High Throughput Computingat the JMAG User's Conference
- 12-Oct-2011 Presented High Throughput Computing Impact on Metagenomics at the Joint Genomics Institute's 2011 Workshop on Metagenomics
- Cloud Computing, Micron Friday Forum, March 2009
- Formalizing the EA Program at Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference, January 2008
- Scaling up to the Enterprise Level at Open Grid Forum 20, May 2007
- Co-presenter on Benefits of Condor-enabled process control at Open Grid Forum 20, May 2007
- Grid Computing in the Enterprise, International Summer School on Grid Computing, Jul 2006
- Follow-the-moon optimization with Condor-enabled genetic algorithms, European Condor User Conference, Jun 2006
- Conducted workshop on grid adoption with JPMorganChase, May, 2006
- Grid Computing in the Enterprise, Enterprise Grid Alliance User Forum, May 2006
- Follow-the-moon optimization with Condor-enabled genetic algorithms, Condor User Conference, Apr 2006
- Genetic Algorithms for Information Systems and Product Engineering, Nov 2005
- Grid Software Licensing Models panel, Global Grid Forum 15, Oct 2005
- Conducted a workshop with Unisys on grid usage and adoption, Jul 2005
- The End User Perspective to the Enterprise Grid Alliance, Apr 2005
- Micron's Grid Adoption at the Condor User Conference, Mar 2005
- Building Enterprise Grids at Supercomputing 2004, Nov 2004
- Key organizer and presenter in conjunction with Boise State University (BSU) and Boise IEEE of Idaho’s first High Performance Computing Workshop, Oct 2004
- Guest lecturer on Micron Grid Overview and IT Business Process to BSU MBA 543 and MIS Capstone classes, Oct 2004
- Grid Adoption Strategies for France Telecom R&D Group, Sep 2004
- Taught Advanced Grid Computing class at Micron Italia, Spa, Sept 2004
- Served on Steps to Grid Adoption panel at Global Grid Forum 12, Sep 2004
- Getting Starting Building your Grid Environment, Grid Today Conference, May 2004
- Understanding Grid Deployment Options panel, Grid Today Conference, May 2004
- Micron's Grid Computing Initiative at the Condor User Conference, Apr. 2004
- Conducted a workshop with Cadence Design Systems on grid systems development and Condor integration, Mar. 2004
- Taught various grid administration and development classes for Micron world wide sites, Feb. 2004
- Guest lecturer on Genetic Algorithms to BSU EE497/597, Mar. 2003
- Distributed Computing to Boise Computer Society, Jan. 2003
- Condor Architecture, numerous Micron Information Systems Groups, Jan 2003
- Taught numerous classes on Grid Programming with Condor and Condor Administration, Spring 2003
- Guest lecturer on Genetic Algorithms to BSU EE497/597, Sep. 2002
- Distributed Computing for Manufacturing, U. of Wisconsin, Mar. 2002
- Network Implications of Grid Computing, Business Communications Review, September 2006, CMP Media LLC
- Interview with Gullian Law, Grid Computing Now, August 24, 2006
- Cited in Grid Computing Adoption Trends, Corporate Executive Board, June 2006, Article CEB154R80D, page 10
- A Peek into Micron's Grid Infrastructure, GridToday.com, April 24, 2006, Tabor Communications
- GGF/EGA Merger: An Opportunity for Grid Users to Unite, GridToday.com, March 27, 2006, Tabor Communications
- End-User perspective on Grid Standards; Grid Today; December 12, 2005
- Internally published paper Semiconductor Probe Card Optimization Employing a Grid-Enabled Genetic Algorithm, October 18, 2005
- Contributed two opinion pieces from Global Grid Forum 15 to Grid Today, October 4-5, 2005
- The Sweet Sound of Grid Computing; Grid Today; August 15, 2005
- Grid Friendly Software Licensing Models; Grid Today; March 21, 2005
- Featured as Newsmaker in Idaho Statesman, July 29, 2004
- Contributing author in Idle Computers a Researcher's Dream, Idaho Statesman, July 2, 2004
- Enterprise Grids for General Purpose Computing, published in three installments in Grid Today, April 19, April 26 and May 3, 2004
- Contributing author in Grid Computing: Making The Global Infrastructure a Reality; Berman, Hey, Fox; Wiley; April, 2003; ISBN: 0-470-85319-0
- Enterprise Grids for General Purpose Computing, Micron Internal publication submitted to 2004 International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, Jan 2003
- Suitability of Genetic Algorithms for Matched Routing in Dynamic Random Access Memory Layout, University of Illinois Genetic Algorithms Laboratory, IlliGAL Report No. 2002010, May 2002, pages 62-71
- Suitability of Genetic Algorithms for Matched Routing in DRAM Layout, Micron Technical Paper, 2001
- Minimizing Link Management Costs in the Enterprise, Micron White Paper, 2001
- 7,499,983 Web dispatch service
- 7,355,423 Method to optimize semiconductor probe card
- 7,210,110 Improved method for matched routing of VLSI layouts employing a genetic algorithm
- 6,789,233 Method for matched routing of VLSI layouts employing a genetic algorithm
- 5,278,770 Method for generating input data for an electronic circuit simulator
- 5,128,878 Remote plotting of integrated circuit layout in a networked computer aided design system
Memberships and Certifications
- Senior member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Member since 2000.
- Member, Associtiation of Computing Machinary (ACM). Member since 2000.
- TOGAF 8 certified, March 2007 (since expired)
My wife Suzanne and I are very exited to be living in the East Bay. We have relatives here and have visited many times for work and pleasure but never seemed to have enough time to fully explore all that California has to offer. Like skiing, hiking the Sieras camping in Yosemite and sea kyaking the many bays and inlets, not to mention endless frolics on the beach with our little Yorky Fresco. And then there's all the great food, theater and music in the area. Golf, biking or bocci anyone? Before moving to Berkeley via Madison, we lived in Boise, Idaho for over 30 years, growing up two wonderful kids, our daughter Logan and son Jordan, among many other events and activities with our friends and family.