Staff Directory

The office of North Texas Scientific Computing includes staff members from two areas: Data Science and Analytics and High-Performance Computing. Both areas are under the direction of Ravi Vadapalli, Ph.D., senior director, North Texas Scientific Computing.

Director, North Texas Scientific Computing

Ravi Vadapalli, Ph.D.

Senior Director, North Texas Scientific Computing | 940-369-6046 | GAB, Room 535 • Feature Article

Ravi Vadapalli, Ph.D.

Responsibilities: Leadership of the office of North Texas Scientific Computing, NSF CAC Center affiliate site director.

Interests: Enabling computational research and development, industry-research partnerships, workforce development, cloud and autonomic computing, fundraising for students

Education
Ph.D., 1994, Nuclear Physics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India
M.S., 2002, Computational Engineering, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Miss.
B.S., 1985, Physics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India


Research Computing Services Full-time Staff

Richard Herrington, Ph.D.

Data Science Consultant, Data Science, and Analytics | 940-565-2140 | GAB, Room 535DA

Rich Herrington

Responsibilities: DSA team lead, research consulting, modeling analyst

Interests: Computational statistics, evolutionary computation, robust statistics, resampling-based inference,  Bayesian inference, big-data frameworks, machine learning methods, latent variable modeling, mixed-effects modeling

Education
Ph.D., 2001, Quantitative Methods, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
M.S., 1996, Experimental Psychology, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
B.S., 1989, Mathematics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.


Yuguang Ma, Ph.D.

Computational Scientist​, High-Performance Computing | 940-369-6115 | GAB, Room 535

Yuguang Ma

Responsibilities: Network management, system administration, user support

Interests: GPU-enhanced parallel computations, network storage technologies, cloud big data, fast-interconnection networks, scientific algorighm optimization

Education
Ph.D., 2004, Computational Chemistry, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, La.
M.S., 1999, Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
B.S., 1996, Applied Chemistry and Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China


Vacant

Computational ScientistHigh-Performance Computing  | 940-565-3882  | GAB, Room 535

Responsibilities: system administration, research development, training and user outreach 


RCS Part-time Staff


Bailu Zhang

Graduate Student Research Assistant, High-Performance Computing | GAB, Room 535

Responsibilities: User support, workshop assistant

Interests:  Biocomputing,  Data Science, Statistical Learning, Machine learning, R, Python, Matlab 

Education
Ph.D., 2024, Computer Science, College of Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
M.S., 2019, Mathematics, College of Science, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
B.S., 2015, Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia. 

 


George Mihaila

Graduate Student Research Assistant, High-Performance Computing | GAB, Room 535

Yuguang Ma

Responsibilities: User support

Interests: Machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, computer vision, data mining

Education
Ph.D., 2020, Computer Science, College of Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
B.S., 2014, Electrical Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania