Dear CQLS Community,
Chris Sullivan, the CQLS Assistant Director of Biocomputing, has accepted a new position within OSU’s College of Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. While we are sad to see him leave, his new position provides exciting new opportunities for him, and continues a long relationship he has had with the computing activities of CEOAS. Please join us in congratulating Chris in his new position within OSU.
Chris has been an integral part of CQLS (originally CGRB) since 1999. Under his guidance the high-performance computing resources in the CQLS have grown from a few computing servers to greater than 7000 processors with more than 7 petabytes of storage and serving more than 20 departments across the University. Chris has had great success developing bleeding edge computing research for the CQLS and the University. He has also been phenomenal in his success at obtaining equipment grants from the likes of IBM and OpenPOWER.
Chris will remain with the CQLS at half time for the next three months to enable a smooth transition. He remains committed to the ongoing success of CQLS and to OSU. To ensure there are no interruptions in service the CQLS will fill an interim position to manage this transition before launching a full Assistant Director search in the New Year.
Again, please join us in congratulating Chris. We will miss him, but we know that he’s just across campus.
Sincerely, Kathryn A. Higley, Ph.D., CHP, HPS Fellow
Interim Director CQLS – Center for Quantitative Life Sciences,
Professor, School of Nuclear Science and Engineering