North Texas Scientific Computing

NTSC is under the direction of Ravi Vadapalli, Ph.D., senior director, NTSC, and reports to Chris McCoyUNT and UNT System Chief Information Officer

NTSC Leadership

Ravi Vadapalli, Ph.D.

Senior Director, NTSC, Research IT Services | 940-369-6046 | GAB, Room 535 • Feature Article

Ravi Vadapalli, Ph.D.

Responsibilities: Leadership of NTSC, NSF CAC Center affiliate site director.

Interests: Enabling computational research and development, industry-research partnerships, workforce development, cloud and autonomic computing, fundraising for students

Education
Ph.D., 1994, Nuclear Physics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India
M.S., 2002, Computational Engineering, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Miss.
B.S., 1985, Physics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India


Scientific Computing Full-time Staff

Richard Herrington, Ph.D.

Data Scientist​, Data Science and Analytics | 940-565-2140 | GAB, Room 535

Rich Herrington

Responsibilities: DSA team lead, research consulting, modeling analyst

Data and Information Science Liaison to:  All UNT Non-STEM Colleges

Interests: Computational statistics, evolutionary computation, robust statistics, resampling-based inference,  Bayesian inference, big-data frameworks, machine learning methods, latent variable modeling, mixed-effects modeling

Education
Ph.D., 2001, Quantitative Methods, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
M.S., 1996, Experimental Psychology, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
B.S., 1989, Mathematics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.


Yuguang Ma, Ph.D.

Computational Scientist, High-Performance Computing | 940-369-6115 | GAB, Room 535

Yuguang Ma

Responsibilities: Application Support Services, Research Development, and Grant Collaborations

Liaison to: College of Engineering

Interests: GPU-enhanced parallel computations, network storage technologies, cloud big data, fast-interconnection networks, scientific algorithm optimization

Education
Ph.D., 2004, Computational Chemistry, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, La.
M.S., 1999, Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
B.S., 1996, Applied Chemistry and Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China


Charles Peterson, Ph.D.

Computational Scientist, High-Performance Computing  | 940-565-3882  |  GAB, Room 535

Charles Peterson

Responsibilities: Application Support Services, Research Development and Outreach, Grant Collaborations

Liaison to: College of Science

Interests: GPU-enhanced parallel computations, Parallel and Distributed Computing, Computational Chemistry, Algorithms  

Education
Ph.D., 2015, Physical Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
B.S., 2009, Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas


Di Wu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, CAAAM |  Data Science and Analytics  |  GAB, Room 535

Di Wu, Ph.D.

Responsibilities: Data Science and Analytics in Additive Manufacturing, HPC and Data Analytics support for Manufacturing Applications, Research Development and Grant Collaborations

Liaison to: UNT Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing

Interests: Machine Learning, Multi-scale Modeling, Algorithms, and Artificial Intelligence 

Education
Ph.D., 2019, Mathematics, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
B.B.A., 2008, Marketing, Shenyang University, Shenyang, China
 


NTSC Part-time Staff


Bailu Zhang

Graduate Student Research AssistantHigh-Performance Computing | GAB, Room 535

Bailu Zhang

Responsibilities: User support

Interests:  Biocomputing,  Data Science, Statistical Learning, Machine learning, R, Python, Matlab 

Education
Doctoral student, (2024), Computer Science, College of Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
M.S., 2019, Mathematics, College of Science, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
B.S., 2015, Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.