Our Team

Douglas Thain (Principal Investigator)

Professor of Computer Science
University of Notre Dame

Provide Reference Virtual Cluster Platform for Community Computation Adapting Existing Middleware to Self­Configure on Virtual Clusters

Rob Gardner (co-Principal Investigator)

Research Professor of Physics
University of Chicago

Providing reference virtual cluster platform for community computation; community experience portal (CX); service instances (SI)

John Hover (co-Principal Investigator)

Grid Group Leader & Experiment Services
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Adapt and Enhance Provisioning Factory (Lead)

Mike Hildreth (co-Principal Investigator)

Professor of Physics
University of Notre Dame

Community Engagements (CE)

David Miller (co-Principal Investigator)

Professor of Physics
University of Chicago

Community Engagements (CE)

Paul Brenner (co-Principal Investigator)

Associate Director High Performance Computing
University of Notre Dame

Provide Reference Virtual Cluster Platform for Community Computation (Co-Lead) Adapting Middleware (Tech Co-Lead) Service Instances (Cluster Administration and Operations)

Kevin Lannon (co-Principal Investigator)

Professor of Physics
University of Notre Dame

Adapting Middleware (Lead) Service Instances (Lead)

Jose Caballero

Senior Technology Engineer
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Lead developer of resource provisioning tools for ATLAS experiment. Maintenance of some services for the scientific community at the BNL/SDCC. Developer of tools and techniques for new workflows, software distribution, etc. within the OSG Technology Investigation project. Factory developer for VC3.

Kenyi Hurtado Anampa

Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Notre Dame

Kenyi Hurtado is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Notre Dame in the Physics Department. He is a Level 3 manager in the CMS submission infrastructure team and the main developer and manager of CMS Connect. In his role, he is also part of the Notre Dame Tier 3 Center software infrastructure support.

Benjamin Tovar

Lead Research Software Engineer
University of Notre Dame

Benjamin Tovar is a research software engineer at the University of Notre Dame. In his current role, he is the lead maintainer of CCTools, a suite of tools to quickly enable scientist the use distributed, high-throughput computing. Prior to his position at Notre Dame, he was a Post-doctoral fellow in the area of control engineering in robotics at Northwestern University, and he received a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and a master in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2009), where he studied algorithmic modeling for robotics.

Suchandra Thapa

Software Engineer
University of Chicago

Suchandra Thapa is a research software engineer at the University of Chicago. He works on a variety of projects including Open Science Grid where he works on site and user support, as part of the software team.

Lincoln Bryant

Systems Engineer
University of Chicago

Lincoln Bryant has been a staff member at the Computation and Enrico Fermi Institutes at the University of Chicago since 2012, working with the ATLAS Midwest Tier 2 Center and the Open Science Grid. His experience has primarily been in data center operations, batch systems, distributed storage, virtualization, containerization, automation and monitoring.

Benedikt Riedel

Scientific Programmer
University of Chicago

Benedikt Riedel is a scientific programmer in the OSG User Support team at the University of Chicago. In this role, he maintains OSG Connect software infrastructure and supports Xenon1T, VERITAS, and SPT-3G experiments on the OSG. Prior to this position, he was a member of the IceCube experiment as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta and graduate student at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2014.

Jeremy Van

Web Developer
University of Chicago

With a degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a background in music production and audio engineering, Jeremy is a multi-faceted web developer on the VC3 Project team for the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago. Outside of work and coding, he spends his free time training for long distance races from the 5k up to the half-marathon.