Computing Services

ICS Domain Experts

Get Help With Your Computational Research

Need some advice on programming or computing technology? Get assistance from someone with deep familiarity with your research field! ICS Domain Experts are researchers who combine knowledge of a particular domain with software engineering and HPC experience.

ICS Domain Experts can help you with various things such as: code debugging and optimization, parallelization, building a science gateway, visualizing your data effectively, consulting on methodology, or serving as a Co-I on a proposal.

Meet Our Domain Experts

Contact our domain experts by email to request their services.

Chris Blanton – Chemistry and Materials Science

Email: cjb47@psu.edu

Chris holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry. He specializes in computational chemistry and materials science. His research interests include electronic structure theory, multicomponent quantum chemical methods, and density functional theory.

Chris Blanton

Patrick Dudas – Data Visualization

Email: pmd19@psu.edu

Patrick holds a Ph.D. in Information Sciences. He specializes in data visualizations (visual analytics), social network analysis, and cognitive psychology. He has published in many fields, including genomics, civil engineering, indoor navigation, and social media, and has assisted in meteorology, business, and political science projects.

Patrick Dudas

Adam Lavely – Engineering

Email: adam.lavely@psu.edu

Adam received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering. He studies the effect of the atmospheric boundary layer on wind turbine aerodynamics using varying fidelity models. He has used local, NSF, and DoE compute facilities and is continuing his research in tandem with his work for ICS.

Adam Lavely

Chuck Pavloski – Meteorology and Earth Sciences

Email: cfp102@psu.edu

Chuck received his Ph.D. in Meteorology. His research focuses on numerical modeling of weather phenomena. He has worked on projects involving ice vapor growth, hurricane forecasting, and climate change. As Penn State’s XSEDE Campus Champion, he connects researchers to national cyberinfrastructure resources.

Chuck Pavloski

Greg Von Kuster – Science Gateways for Big Data Research

Email: ghv2@psu.edu

Greg has been working in computational research for 30 years. He is a founding developer of the Galaxy science gateway project and the Galaxy Tool Shed, the world’s first biomedical app store. An expert in building science gateway environments, Greg has worked on projects in a range of fields, including entomology, plant genomics, epigenetics, ChIP-exo analysis, and coral research.

Greg Von Kuster