Mahdad Parsi

For the past 30+ years, I have served in various capacities in managing, planning, and implementation of our institution’s research computing, administrative processes and projects, and campus information technology (IT) infrastructure. As a Director, and the Chief Technologist, I am responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of computational needs of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. I lead a team dedicated to compliment researchers and administrators in effectively utilizing computing, storage, networking, security resources to advance this world-renowned Earth Sciences research institution with a mission to seek fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution and future of the natural world.