People

James H. Waldo

Jim Waldo is the Chief Technology Officer for the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where he is also a Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, teaching courses in distributed systems and privacy. He also teaches technology policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Jim received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). He also holds M.A. degrees in both linguistics and philosophy from the University of Utah.

Rebecca Loose

Rebecca started at SEAS in November 2016. Rebecca came to SEAS after eleven years at Harvard Kennedy School. Rebecca can be reached at rloose at seas.harvard.edu.

Jonathan Seitz

Jonathan is the Technical Engineering Manager for SEAS Computing, overseeing the team that builds, deploys and maintains web-based applications for SEAS faculty, staff and students. He has worked at Harvard since 2009 and has been a part of the Computing team since April 2016. He can be reached at jseitz at seas.harvard.edu.

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Vittorio Bucchieri

Vittorio works across the portfolio of applications and services provided by SEAS Computing to ensure that the users’ needs are the foremost concern. He is responsible for user experience (usability, responsiveness and accessibility) research and requirements gathering on new application development projects and service offerings across both administrative and educational audiences. Vittorio is also a key point of contact for members of the SEAS community outside of SEAS Computing, such as faculty, students and administration. He is an expert resource for training and advice on the design, usability and accessibility of digital products. Vittorio’s interest in teaching has brought him as far as China, where he has been invited to teach user experience courses.

Hillary Corbett

Hillary Corbett is the part-time Operations Coordinator with SEAS Computing. She has worked at SEAS since 2021. She coordinates the assignment and refresh processes for faculty and staff computers and coordinates the SEAS PhD Laptop program. Hillary works closely with HUIT to meet the needs of the SEAS community.

John Fisher

John provides systems administration for SEAS Computing including design, setup, operation, and troubleshooting. With a strong interest in programming, he also helps with integration of various computer systems and automation of IT processes. He can be reached at jfisher at seas.harvard.edu.

Judit Flo Gaya

Judit Flo Gaya

Judit is the Information Security and Data Privacy Officer for SEAS. She is part of the operations team in the Computing group and had previously held a Systems Architect and Tech Lead position managing SEAS servers. She comes from Barcelona (Spain) where she supported HPC systems in a variety of research institutions. She has been part of the Computing team since 2014. She is passionate about security and data safety and happy to answer questions or concerns from the SEAS community at jflo at seas.harvard.edu.

Keshavamurthy Indireshkumar

Kumar is interested in support for courses (teaching and learning) and research computing, in particular massively parallel computing, gpu computing, and science/engineering software support. He received his PhD in Applied Plasma Physics (Magnetic Fusion) from Georgia Tech. He has previously been a researcher in plasma physics, applied mathematics (non-linear dynamics associated with liquid film flows), and Lattice-Boltzmann methods in biomedical engineering. His current research interests include machine learning and deep learning. He has more than 15 years of scientific and parallel computing experience. Prior to coming to Harvard, he worked as a computational scientist at the Plasma Physics Lab in Princeton University and at the Mechanical Engineering department and the Center for Academic Computing in the Pennsylvania State University.

Faras Sadek

Faras is a research scholar from Baghdad University. His current main area of interest is computer virtualization and cloud computing, primarily Amazon EC2. In addition, Faras focusses on database and web services for Academic Computing. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science From Al Nahrain University in 1999, and a Master's degree from the same university in 2002. He has lectured in Computer Science at Baghdad University, and has worked as a programmer from 2002 until 2006. He can be reached at fadel at seas.harvard.edu.

Ye Tao

Ye joined the SEAS Computing team in June 2023 as a systems and infrastructure engineer. Before joining Harvard, she worked in software and telecom companies, gaining extensive experience as a site reliability engineer (SRE) and software engineer. Her background encompasses software development and support, system architecture, and cloud computing. She holds a master's degree in Computer Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, and exploring various other interests.

Jason Wells

Jason Wells, MDY works in Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) as our Research Computing Architect & Data Management Lead. He represents SEAS on university wide Research Computing councils and committees, and helps SEAS researchers use Harvard’s research computing physical and cloud based facilities. He also helps researchers with their grant application’s Data Management Plans.

He is a member of the OpenHPC technical and CarCC System' Facing Track steering committees, has worked extensively with XSEDE’s Campus Resource Integration group, featured in media segments for XSEDE, served as an organizer and panelist for the ACI-REF Virtual Residency, and presented at numerous conferences.

In addition to his undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University, he also holds a graduate degree with honors in Diplomacy from Norwich University.