James Barr von Oehsen, PhD
Associate Vice President

J. Barr von Oehsen, PhD

Dr. 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.

Leslie P. Michelson, PhD
Senior Director

Dr. Michelson has over 42 years of experience developing, implementing and managing innovative scientific computing resources for the health sciences. In his current role as Senior Director at OARC, he has expanded opportunities to provide advanced computational support to a large and prominent faculty in the health sciences along with STEM disciplines. Recently, he was PI on a successful proposal to implement a supercomputer devoted to the life sciences. The success of this endeavor has encouraged Dr. Michelson to participate in namely the development of a Protected Data Environment to complement the environment created by the aforementioned award.

Medical Science Building
185 South Orange Ave Room C631, Newark NJ, 07101
RBHS Newark Campus
Office: (973)-972-4558
Fax: (973)-972-7412

Computing Research & Education (CoRE) Building
96 Frelinghuysen Road Room 706, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Busch Campus
Fax: (732)-445-2805


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