Andrew Grimshaw received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988. He then joined the University of Virginia as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, and became Associate Professor in 1994 and a full Professor in 1999.
He is the chief designer and architect of Mentat and Legion. In 1999 he co-founded Avaki Corporation and served as its Chairman and Chief Technical Officer until 2005 when Avaki was acquired by Sybase. In 2003 he won the prestigious Frost and Sullivan Technology Innovation Award. Professor Grimshaw is a member of the Global Grid Forum (GGF) Steering Committee and the Architecture Area Director for GGF. He has served on the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI) Executive Committee, the Department of Defense Major Shared Resource Center (MSRC) Programming Environments and Training (PET) Executive Committee, the Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Sciences (CESDIS) Science Council, the National Research Council (NRC) Review Panel for Information Technology, and the Board on Assessment of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Programs. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on various topics within the field of computer science.
Ed Hall received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia in 1994. He specializes in signal and image processing applications, optimization algorithms, and high performance computing projects, typically using Matlab or Mathematica. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., he worked for several years in the Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation Branch of the Division of Research Services at the National Institutes of Health providing support for and collaborating with clinical investigators and biomedical researchers.
Katherine Holcomb received her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989 with a dissertation in numerical relativity and cosmology. Since then she has worked in a variety of fields, including relativistic fluids and plasmas and geophysical fluids. She has worked for the University’s Information Technology Services since 2003, first as a member of the Research Computing Support Group and currently as director of ARCS.
Jacalyn (Jackie) Huband received her Ph.D. in Computational and Applied Mathematics from Old Dominion University in 1997 and worked with NASA’s Langley Research Center for her research. She joined the ARCS team in 2011. Prior to that, she has had a wide range of experiences, from being a software analyst in industry to teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in mathematics and computer science. Her areas of interest include mathematical models of 3-dimensional objects and data cluster analysis.
Adam came to UVA in April 2014 with the goal of providing an easily managed and scalable HPC environment accessible to all University researchers. He designed Rivanna using best practices he acquired over the course of seven years working as an HPC engineer.
Prior to accepting a position at the University, Adam served as Senior HPC Systems Engineer for the PACE supercomputing group at Georgia Tech. He also worked as an HPC engineer for SHARCNET in Ontario.
Adam matriculated the University of Waterloo, receiving his B.Math in Computer Science from the prestigious Cheriton School. His hobbies include camping, jogging, swimming, and going on nature walks.
Karsten received his doctorate degree in Biology from the University of Tuebingen, Germany. His research has been focused on genetic programs and cellular mechanisms that drive nervous system development. After working for a bioinstrumentation company where he provided hardware and software support for automated light microscopy and image processing, Karsten joined UVA's Biology Department in 2013. As an ARCS computational research consultant, Karsten specializes in bioinformatics computational tools.