Chris has just recently started an appointment at ORNL after having been a graduate student under the direction of Dr. Micah Beck at LoCI since 2005.
He specializes in distributed systems and data logistics, ensuring the time and space positioning of data matches its criticality. He has prior experience having worked in several HPC environments including Oak Ridge National Laboratory under the XSEDE and DataOne projects. From 2010 to 2012, he was a researcher and developer for ACCRE at Vanderbilt University. He has collaborated with large-scale data-intensive organizations like the LHC project and AmericaView, developing software to distribute and maintain their data over the wide area while providing quick access for local computing tasks.
Currently, with TechInt he is involved in the SymphonyFS and Multi-tiered Storage projects.
Chris attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville to obtain a BS in 2003, an M.S. in 2005 and a Ph.D. in 2016.