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Derek Simmel

Grid Computing Specialist
Advanced Systems Group
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center


e-mail:   dsimmel@psc.edu
phone:   +1 412-268-1035
mail:   PSC
300 South Craig St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Derek Simmel has been the Grid Computing Specialist at PSC since 2001. Prior to working at PSC, Derek was a Member of the Technical Staff at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where he served as a systems vulnerability analyst, security tutorial instructor, and author of security guidance documents for the CERT Coordination Center. From 2000-2001, Derek worked as a security consultant for the Carnegie Mellon Research Institute CyberSecurity Center.

As a member of XSEDE's Cyberinfrastructure Integration (XCI) Requirements Analysis and Capability Delivery (RACD) group, Derek evaluates and tests grid middleware, software and services for XSEDE cyberinfrastructure and service providers. Derek also serves as a consultant for XSEDE's Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS) Novel and Innovative Projects (NIP) group, applying his experience and expertise to cutting-edge computational science projects. XSEDE is an NSF-funded project that coordinates access to leading high-performance computing resources in the U.S.A.

Derek chairs The America's Grid Policy Management Authority (TAGPMA), one of three regional PMAs of the Interoperable Global Trust Federation (IGTF). Derek also serves as End-User Site Representative on the OpenHPC Technical Steering Committee.