The Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing reports to the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
A Faculty Oversight Committee
comprised of faculty users and representing major disciplinary
interests meets regularly to guide the strategic direction and activities of the Center.
David is the Director of the Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) and the Director of Research Computing at Weill Cornell Medical College. Lifka is the Coordinator of Architecture and Design for “XSEDE,” the National Science Foundation’s program providing advanced cyberinfrastructure systems and services to US scientists and engineers. He is an HPC industry veteran with over twenty years of experience in management and technology leadership positions at Cornell and Argonne National Laboratory. He was recently elected Chair of the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computing (CASC). His areas of expertise include cloud computing, sustainable models for academic research computing facilities, parallel job scheduling and resource management systems, data management, high throughput systems, and Web services. Lifka has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology and serves on a number of academic and corporate advisory boards. His scheduling technologies have been commercially licensed and he has received a ComputerWorld/Smithsonian award for innovations in IT.
Assistant Director, Systems & Operations
Resa and her systems team design, deploy, and operate the Center’s high-performance
computing systems. Her responsibilities include supporting Cornell,
Federal agency, and corporate projects with HPC architectures, networking,
and storage systems. Both production systems and emerging technology platforms
are supported. You’ll find Resa on her Harley when she’s not managing our
Assistant Director, Consulting
Susan leads a team of consultants that include experts in porting and tuning,
programming, application parallelization, and database design and implementation.
Her team is also responsible for providing training to our clients and the national HPC
community. Susan was an early proponent of online learning and is an invited
speaker on that topic and other advanced information technologies.
Assistant Director, Strategic Partnerships
Paul manages campus and strategic relations for the Center, as well as
Web communications, media relations, proposals, and the corporate program. Previously, he
held management positions in the real-time flight simulation industry, working on
projects for NASA and the commercial airlines. Prior to that, Paul was a new
business development and communications consultant for several Fortune 500
companies and start-ups, including IBM, Sharp Electronics, and Chicago Pneumatic.
Paul’s postgraduate studies were at Syracuse University. He may be reached at
Faculty Oversight Committee
Robert Buhrman – Chair
Senior Vice Provost for Research
Joseph Burns – ex Officio
Vice Provost, Physical Sciences & Engineering
David Lifka – ex Officio
Director, Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing
Edmund Ezra Day Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology
Associate Professor, Physics
Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Graphics
Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy
John P. and Rilla Neafsey Professor of Computing, Information Science and Business
Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering, Dept. of Civil Engineering