Computation and Data Resource Exchange

About Us

Ron Hutchins

Chair, Vice President for Information Technology

Ronald R. Hutchins joined the University of Virginia in August of 2015 to serve as the vice president for information technology. In this role, his focus is on creating university-wide strategies in IT for teaching, learning, research, and administrative technologies while honoring the University’s deep culture and tradition. He partners with faculty, administrators, and research units to explore a vision of a ‘data enabled university.'

Malathi Veeraraghavan

Committee Member, Associate Director for Data Infrastructure and Services, Data Science Institute

Malathi Veeraraghavan is a Professor in the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia. Dr. Veeraraghavan received her BTech degree from Indian Institute of Technology (Madras) in 1984, and MS and PhD degrees from Duke University in 1985 and 1988, respectively. After a ten-year career at Bell Laboratories, she served on the faculty at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York from 1999-2002. Her research work on optical networks is supported by NSF and DOE. She holds twenty-nine patents and has received five Best-Paper awards. She served as an Associate Editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking from 2006-2008, and as Technical Program Chair for IEEE ICC2002.

Michele Claibourn

Committee Member, Director of Research Data Services

Dr. Claibourn is the Director of Research Data Services at the University of Virginia Library where she leads a library team of statistical consultants, data curation consultants, research software support consultants, and data discovery and acquisitions librarians. She also serves as the associate director of data infrastructure and services for UVa’s Data Science Institute, working across grounds to identify and coordinate services and infrastructure for data-intensive research.

Katherine Holcomb

Committee Member, Director of Advanced Research Computing Services

Katherine Holcomb received her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989 with a dissertation in numerical relativity and cosmology. Since then she has worked in a variety of fields, including relativistic fluids and plasmas and geophysical fluids. She has worked for the University’s Information Technology Services since 2003, first as a member of the Research Computing Support Group and currently as director of ARCS.

Rick Downs

Committee Member, Director of Research Computing Infrastructure

Byoung-Do (B.D.) Kim

Committee Member, Director of Research Computing, School of Medicine

Bart Ragon

Committee Member, Associate Director for Knowledge Integration, Research and Technology, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

Bart leads the BioConnector team which provides basic consultations on data analysis, statistical methods, visualization, data wrangling, and the use of statistical software.