Mahdad Parsi

Director of Research Computing and Campus Infrastructure
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Computer Support Group
Senior Staff Associate
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
114A Seismology
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
Phone: 
(845) 365-8698
Fax: 
(845) 365-8150
Fields of interest: 
IT Strategic Planning, Shared HPC, Share Storage, Network Infrastructure

In my current role, I am responsible for providing leadership, and strategic direction for the computational infrastructure, and services, as well as managing technology teams from the definition phase through implementation. I partner our technical team with our scientific and administrative departments, leveraging technology strategically to improve employee productivity and to facilitate better collaboration throughout our institute.

  • Responsible for developing, and implementing strategies for our research computing core, including shared HPC, shared high capacity storage, networking, and services.
  • Ensure effective operations, and governance of critical computing infrastructure (data centers, networking, information security, web servers, database servers) and technical support necessary to sustain a large, world-class, Earth sciences research institute.
  • Foster collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders in the research, technology, and administrative departments throughout Columbia University, and our affiliates.
Honors & Awards: 
Columbia University Ten Year Certificate 2001