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Hakizumwami Birali Runesha

Founding Member, Principal Investigator

As assistant vice president for research computing and director of the Research Computing Center, Hakizumwami Birali Runesha provides leadership and vision for advancing all aspects of research computing strategies at the University of Chicago. He is responsible for the design, configuration, and administration of centrally managed high-performance computing (HPC) systems and related services across the University. In addition, he provides access to advanced technical expertise, user support, advice, and training to the research community. Dr. Runesha is a seasoned professional who brings to the University of Chicago HPC management leadership and more than 17 years of experience in high-performance computing and scientific software development. He earned his MS and Ph.D. in civil engineering at Old Dominion University.