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 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.
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.
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.
Judith is a Systems Engineer with former job experience in the areas of Linux systems management and HPC. Prior to joining SEAS, Judith lived, worked and studied in Barcelona (Spain), holding positions at the Biomedical Informatics Research Program (IMIM), the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the Institute of Predictive and Personalized Medicine of Cancer (IMPPC). She holds a MS in Computer Science from the Faculty of Informatics (FIB) at Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). She is also an accomplished archer.
Jonathan develops web based applications for SEAS staff and faculty. He joined SEAS in April 2016, after seven years at Harvard's Nieman Foundation for Journalism. He holds a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University and is pursuing a Master's Degree in Digital Media Design from the Harvard Extension School. In his spare time, he is also an amateur photographer and guitarist. He can be reached at jseitz at seas.harvard.edu.
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.
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 is regularly invited to teach User Experience courses.
Hillary Corbett joined the SEAS Computing team as the part-time Administrative Coordinator in October 2021. She supports departmental operations and works closely with HUIT to meet the needs of the SEAS community.
Jason Wells, MDY works in Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) as the Senior Research Computing Professional. 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.