High Performance Computing


Christian is a Research IT Domain Consultant and 5th Year PhD student in Civil & Environmental Engineering. His research interests include using omic techniques to evaluate the microbial ecology of biological nitrogen removal systems. He is also interested in using computational tools to understand trends and patterns in genomic data.

Hamza Kundi

Hamza is a Research Computing Intern and an undergraduate majoring in Computer Science and Statistics. His professional interests include Data Science and System Administration/DevOps. His other interests include exploring random tunnels and hiking with friends at 4 AM.

Jason C. Christopher

I am a Research Computing Architect, Service Lead and Information Security Officer in Research IT at UC Berkeley. I currently manage the:

Secure Research Data and Computation (SRDC) Platform, providing secure, scalable, customized virtual machines, and high performance computing (HPC) for research with sensitive and protected data. The Platform serves schools and departments across campus, ranging in study from...

Noah Baker

Noah is an MPH student in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and a Domain Consultant in Research IT. He has experience in molecular and microbiology research, bioengineering product development, and public health bioinformatics. His research is focused on scRNAseq of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 clinical samples in Uganda. He is interested in high performance computing and big data, especially pertaining to epidemiology.

Eric Wilbanks

Eric Wilbanks is a PhD candidate in Linguistics and a Domain Consultant in Research IT. His research focuses on human speech perception, acoustic phonetics, and automatic speech recognition. He is especially interested in secure data, virtual machines, and high-performance computing.

Gary Jung

Manager, High Performance Computing Services
Berkeley Research Computing University of California, Berkeley

Manager, High Performance Computing Services
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Shaw Dong

Shaw comes to us from SLAC where he was the HPC architect charged with overhauling their HPC infrastructure and services to meet the rapidly changing needs of researchers. Prior to that, Shaw worked for 15 years at UC Santa Cruz where he was the de facto founder of Research Computing and was responsible for a succession of HPC clusters that made the Top500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world. Shaw was also an...

Jeff D'Ambrogia

Jeff is a Science IT consulting engineer who provides consulting support and services to science and technical programs at the Lab. Prior to joining the Lab, Jeff spent 5 years as the CTO for a national specialty pharmacy company, building the business from the initial founding to the sale of the company. Prior to that Jeff spent over 20 years as an IT consultant working for various startups and established companies in a...

Fengchen Liu

Fengchen just joined the group as a Science IT Consultant. Prior to joining the Lab, he worked at a Fintech company as a senior AI Engineer, at RMS (Risk Management Solutions) as a Software Engineer, and at UC San Francisco for 7 years on computational epidemiology using HPC. His research background (researchgate.net/profile/fengchen_liu) includes predictive models of infectious diseases and control of epidemic disease...

Karen Fernsler

Karen Fernsler is a HPC Systems Engineer who builds and maintains HPC LInux clusters at the Lab and on the UC Berkeley campus for the Berkeley Research Computing program. In addition to being the group’s Globus expert, she also supports Linux in various flavors for servers and workstations for the ALS and Molecular Foundry national user facilities.