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Ohio Supercomputer Center appoints new executive director

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Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor John Carey recently appointed David E Hudak, PhD, as the fourth permanent executive director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC).

Hudak previously served as interim executive director of OSC, a charter member of ODHE’s Ohio Technology Consortium, located on the west campus of The Ohio State University.

Hudak leads an organisation supplying computing, storage, software and consulting services to more than 20 Ohio universities, as well as industry. He previously served as OSC’s director of Supercomputer Services and prior to that was OSC’s program director for Cyberinfrastructure and Software Development. Before his appointment at OSC, Hudak served as an associate professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Ohio Northern University from 1992-2000 and as chair of the Computer Science department from 1998-2000.

Hudak earned doctoral and master’s degrees in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan and holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Bowling Green State University.

OSC was created by the Ohio General Assembly in 1987 as ‘a statewide resource available to Ohio research universities both public and private. It is also intended that the center be made accessible to private industry as appropriate.’ Today, OSC continues to address the expanding computational demands of academic and industrial research communities by providing a robust, state-of-the-art, shared infrastructure and proven expertise in advanced modelling, simulation and analysis.