A brief history of mine

My teachers, throughout every level of education, have had a very profound impact on my life and have helped shaped how I think and act. I adore and idolize several of them along with many athletes, artists, humanitarians, scientists and technologists. Books, photography, sports, wilderness and toying around with computers keep me out of trouble during free times.

Since the Summer of 2014, much of this free time has been invested in aspirations (read: trialing and erroring) of being an athlete. Cross-country skiing and running share the seasonal focus, and complement each other. I believe our need for food levels the playing ground, and transcends our cultural, economic, ethnic and spatio-temporal backgrounds and/or boundaries. I derive plenty of joy in cooking for and sharing meals with friends. Much of what I experiment in the kitchen often makes it to my instagram feed.

After earning an Engineering Physics PhD from Michigan Tech in 2007, I spent some time working as an application developer at the AT&T Research and Development HQ in Middletown, New Jersey. I returned home in 2009 as a post-doctoral fellow in Physics. Since January 2011, I have been serving as the Director of Research Computing and a Research Associate Professor with teaching, research and administrative responsibilities at Michigan Tech. I represent my University in HPC Advisory Council, NSF ACCESS Program (formerly XSEDE Campus Champion Program) and Supercomputing Conference developing collaborations and partnerships with industry and other academic institutions to discover internship, job and funding opportunities for students and researchers.

Feel free to contact me in person or via one of the social platforms listed in the footer. I will share what I know - maybe even a meal or some trails, if you are up for it ... and make it worth your time.