Katherine Holcomb


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.

Ed Hall

Computational Research Consultant

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.

Jacalyn Huband

Computational Research Consultant

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.

Karsten Siller

Computational Research Consultant

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.

Andrew Bell

Communications and Business Operations

Andrew Bell joined ARCS in December 2014. He handles procurement, budgeting, travel, personnel management, communications, public relations, academic events, and engagement with the UVA research community.