J. Barr von Oehsen, PhDDr. James Barr von Oehsen is the Associate Vice President of the Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He has worked as a computational scientist for over 16 years.

As Associate Vice President of OARC, he is responsible for providing strategic leadership in advancing Rutgers University’s research and scholarly achievements through next generation computing, networking, data technologies, and creative learning environments. Prior to joining Rutgers, he was employed by Clemson University Computing and Information Technology (CCIT) as the Executive Director of the Cyberinfrastructure Technology Integration (CITI) group. Before joining CITI, he was affiliated with the Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films (CAEFF), an NSF funded engineering research center, where he directed the research and development of parallel finite element code for modeling polymer processes. While at CAEFF he was also responsible for building the advanced computing environment (including storage, web services, databases, network, and visualization).

His current interests include high performance computing, high throughput computing, mathematical modeling, parallel programming, campus level distributed cloud environments, hardware architectures, cloud services, and next generation creative learning environments.

Dr. von Oehsen and the OARC team are supported by University partners and Faculty Advisory Committee.