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Team Members

Tom King - Assistant Director for Research within IT Services

Tom has worked in the Higher Education IT sector for 30 years, with more than 20 years at Queen Mary, where he gained an MSc in Human Computer Interaction. As the former Head of IT Support for the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science and as the Head of Research Infrastructure, he has extensive experience in supporting researchers in computational disciplines. Most recently, he has been leading on the provision of a data safe haven for the School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has expertise in Linux, HPC and Cloud Computing and represents QMUL in three EPSRC Tier 2 HPC consortia as well as the HDR-UK/MRC eMedLab Executive Board. He has presented at a number of conferences including IEEE/ACM SuperComputing. He is a member of IT Services Lead Team and Research Computing Board.

Simon Butcher - Head of Research Platforms

Simon is responsible for managing the Research Applications, Platforms and Storage teams and the Research Software Engineers team. Together, the teams primarily manage the HPC cluster and provide support for researchers using the service, by way of application installations, HPC assistance, and helping improve research software. Simon has over 25 years of experience supporting Unix/Linux systems and Open Source software, in a career spanning the Scientific & Research computing sector and the Finance sector. He has a BSc. Hons degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Manchester.

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