Staff

Paul Van der Mark

Interim Director and Operations Manager

Paul van der Mark joined the staff of the Research Computing Center in 2007 after finishing his postdoctoral research in the Computational Evolutionary Biology group at Florida State University. He has worked on several aspects of the center and has overseen daily operations for many years. Paul has been fascinated by clusters, parallel programming and compiler technology since his undergraduate study. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands.

Office: 
150-G DSL
Phone: 
(850) 644-0193

Justin Marshall

Systems and Network Administrator

Justin has 20 years of experience in systems administration and networking.  For FSU, he plans, architects, and manages the Research Computing Network.  He is also in-charge of most hardware infrastructure.  Justin is pursuing his PhD in Computer Science.

Office: 
150-B DSL

Donny Shrum

Applications Specialist

Donny has worked in many different areas of IT for several years, including authentication, systems management, and support for the FSU Foundation. At RCC, Donny plans and manages the Condor Cluster. He also manages RCC accounting and auditing, and works directly with users to support applications at the RCC.

Office: 
150-A DSL

Casey McLaughlin

Support Coordinator

Casey has worked in various capacities at FSU for 10 years, including support specialist, systems administrator, application developer, researcher, and instructor. He manages user support, documentation, and communication for the RCC. He is also in-charge of planning and deployment for the "SKY" virtual machine cluster.

Office: 
150-A DSL

Prasad Maddumage

Applications Specialist

Prasad is originally from Sri Lanka, and he obtained his Masters Degree in Physics from Bowling Green State University and his PhD from the University of Oklahoma. At RCC, Prasad is on our Application Support Team, and is responsible for software and support on many of our systems.

Office: 
150-F DSL

Bin Chen

Applications Specialist

Bin Chen is originally from China. He obtained a M.A. in mathematics and a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Oklahoma in 2011. Bin worked as an astronomy postdoc for OU for two and a half years before he joined the RCC at the FSU. He has published more than 20 research articles in leading astronomy and astrophysics journals. Several of his research proposals have been granted by NASA. He specializes in scientific programming, numerical analysis, and high performance computing.

Office: 
150-F

John Paprocki

Systems

John is an undergraduate student studying Management Information Systems and looks to enter the field of enterprise computing for a career. At RCC he specializes in Hardware Installation and management.

Office: 
250-G

Terry Ward

Systems Specialist

Terry has 43 years of experience working in systems administration, mostly in large data center environments. His experience encompasses a broad range of IT activities, including system architecture, network management, and software development.

Terry is a member of our Systems Support team, and handles a number of critical systems management tasks, including the HPC scheduler management and storage operations.

Office: 
250-B DSL

Edson Manners

Systems Administrator

Edson is a technical specialist with 15 years experience in systems administration. He currently specializes in configuration automation, system monitoring, and deployment.

Office: 
150-B DSL

Philip Boehner

Graduate Assistant

Philip Boehner is a graduate assistant for the Fall 2013 term.

Office: 
150-H DSL