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The Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing reports to the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Innovation.


Richard Knepper

Rich is the Director of the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing, leading the planning and operations of the center, with a focus on meeting the evolving needs of Cornell researchers and the broader scientific community. Rich joined CAC in 2017 as Deputy Director, coming from Indiana University, where he previously led the Campus Bridging and Research Infrastructure team. Rich earned his PhD in Informatics at the Indiana University Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Rich’s research interests include the establishment and governance of cyberinfrastructure organizations, high performance and cloud computing, application containerization, and ethnography of virtual organizations.

Resa Reynolds
Associate Director, Systems & Operations

Resa and her systems team design, deploy, operate, and optimize the performance of CAC high-performance computing clusters and on-demand cloud computing services--Red Cloud and Red Cloud Secure. Her responsibilities include supporting Cornell faculty and student researchers, federal agency awards, and Partner Program projects. Her expertise includes HPC architectures, networking, large-capacity storage systems, and systems software and tools. Resa led the installation of the first Dell high-performance computing cluster in the U.S., Previously she was lead systems analyst for the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research. You'll find Resa on her Harley when she's not managing your systems.

Susan Mehringer
Associate Director, Consulting

Susan leads a team of professionals that provide web, database, programming, code improvement, cloud application enablement, and education and outreach consulting services. Her team is also responsible for providing training to our clients and the national HPC community. Susan was an early proponent of online learning and is an invited speaker on that topic and other advanced information technologies.

Paul Redfern
Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships

Paul manages campus and strategic relations for the Center, as well as Web communications, media relations, proposals, and the Partner Program. He is one of the authors of a national report on cloud computing. Previously, Paul held management positions in the real-time simulation industry, working on projects for NASA, the commercial airlines, and the healthcare industry. Prior to that, he provided communications and new business consulting to IBM, Chicago Pneumatic, and others businesses. Paul’s postgraduate studies were at Syracuse University. He may be reached at 607-227-1865 or by email