Director appointed for Center for Research Computing

by William G. Gilroy

Jaroslaw Nabrzyski

Jaroslaw (Jarek) Nabrzyski, executive director of the Louisiana State University Center for Computation and Technology, has been named director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Research Computing (CRC). He will assume his new position May 1.

The center, a joint effort of Notre Dame’s Offices of Information Technologies (OIT) and Research and its colleges, supports the research agenda of the University through high availability of managed computing assets and staff with expertise in the application of these resources to multi-disciplinary research interests.

As director, Nabrzyski will lead the preparation, promotion and execution of a visionary roadmap for the growth, evolution and utilization of computational technologies in support of advancing research initiatives from all of Notre Dame’s colleges. He also will play a central role in shaping the University’s participation in the Northwest Indiana Computational Grid Initiative, a federally-supported, multi-million dollar effort to establish a world-class grid computing environment that involves Purdue University (West Lafayette and Calumet campuses), Argonne National Laboratory and Notre Dame.

Nabrzyski’s research interests have been focused on multi-objective project scheduling and resources management techniques for parallel and distributed computing. He has been working on tools and middleware technologies for computational grids and distributed systems. His primary goal is to develop tools and technologies to enhance cyberinfrastructure.

As executive director of the Louisiana State University Center for Computation and Technology, Nabrzyski was responsible for overseeing its cyberinfrastructure research and development, HPC operations and support, economic development and research enablement.

Prior to accepting his position at Louisiana State last year, he was the Applications Department manager at the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center.

Nabrzyski earned a diploma, master of science and doctoral degrees in computer science from the Poznan University of Technology.