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Faculty

Dr. Andrew Grimshaw
Dr. Grimshaw is the founder, director, and leading visionary of the VCGR and is a full professor at the University of Virginia. He has been a pioneer in the fields of parallel, distributed and grid computing research for the past two decades as well as an evangelist in facilitating and promoting their use to improve the efficiency of scientific and other areas of research. He has written numerous articles, talks, and book chapters on grid computing and has served on various grid research related comittees.

Research Faculty

John Karpovich
John is a research scientist with the UVa Department of Computer Science and the VCGR bringing 10 years of distributed and grid computing research to the team. He is responsible for carrying out grid research, working with collaborators to apply grid technology to their problems, and coordinating VCGR outreach efforts with outside research teams and sponsors.
Mark Morgan
Mark Morgan is a research scientist with the UVa Department of Computer Science and the VCGR with more than 10 years of distributed and grid computing experience. In addition to basic grid research, he is responsible for leading several grid standards efforts, including serving as the current chair of the OGSA Byte I/O group, for developing reference implementations of grid standards and for developing and maintaining VCGR software toolkits.

Research Students

Howie Huang
Howie is a PhD student at the University of Virginia doing basic research in grid systems. Howie currently is working with VCGR helping port, parallelize and tune collaborator codes, such as the ALLD simulation code used to model the adsorption and interactions of biomolecules in biomembranes and in hydrophobic chromatography systems. He is also developing software to monitor campus-wide computer statistics in an effort to identify to opportunities to share computer resources, such as excess disk capacity and to reason about the proper levels of replication or fault tolerance required to provide good service levels for such sharing.
Woochul Kang
Woochul is a PhD student at the University of Virginia. He is currently developing software to allow the Legion grid system to interoperate with certain grid related Web Services.
Duane Merrill
Duane is a PhD student at the University of Virginia in the area of grid systems. Duane is currently is developing and extending VCGR software toolkits, including a portal from the VCGR's Legion software to certain OGSA compliant Web Services.

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