Key Qualifications

Extensive experience selecting, implementing, and evolving next generation technologies responsive to the needs of world class researchers including moving workloads and workflows from what was the cutting edge to what is with a minimum of cuts.

Proven ability to build teams and organizations from the ground up, both in research lab and global distributed open-source software environments. Strong track record of recruiting, organizing and managing high performing technical teams with emphasis on efficient engineering and excellent end-user experience.

Passionate communication of technical requirements and choices to both technical and nontechnical audiences at all levels.

dalek atop MIT Stata Center


I joined the MIT AI Lab (later CSAIL) as a systems administrator in January 2000 and am currently Sr Technical Architect leading the team in charge of lab wide compute, storage, and networking architectures within The Infrastructure Group.

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OpenStack Foundation

As an early adopter of OpenStack cloud technology starting with the 2012 "Essex" release, I've been lucky enough to participate deeply in the emergence of open-source cloud technology and have been active in many technical and organizational aspect of the community. I was invited to be coauthor on the first cloud operations manual late published by O'Reilly. I was a member of the OpenStack Foundation User Committee Member participating with the board of directors in by-law changes to make this and elected rather than appointed committee. I have also been an invited speaker and facilitator at numerous conferences in the US and internationally.

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Digital Outreach

The free sharing of knowledge is one of the key features that drew me to work in research computing. Through the Imara project at CSAIL I had the opportunity share my knowledge and expertise with under served communities around the world, in Fiji, Kenya, and especially in the Navajo Nation where I co-taught a summer course in computer repair and Linux systems administration at Diné College.

Unfortunately most of the projects are now dormant, and some have certainly had more lasting impacts than others. I would definitely welcome the opportunity to do similar work in future.

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