Tom Cheatham has Been Named Director of the CHPC
University Information Technology (UIT) is pleased to announce that after a competitive search, Professor Thomas E. Cheatham III has been named director of the Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC), which provides large-scale computer and networking resources to facilitate advances in academic disciplines that require computing and network capabilities beyond those existing in individual colleges, departments, and groups.
“We are extremely pleased that Tom Cheatham is assuming this campus research computing leadership position in addition to his ongoing faculty duties in Medicinal Chemistry,” said Steve Corbató, the U’s interim CIO. “Tom is a widely respected computational scientist and a long-time faculty user of CHPC, and he brings an impressive record of leadership in numerous campus and national cyberinfrastructure oversight groups.”
Cheatham has long been a user and advocate of CHPC, and for many years has served on various IT advisory committees at the U, including the CHPC User Advisory Committee. He chairs the U’s Information Technology Research Portfolio, serves on the UU Operational IT committee, chairs the College of Pharmacy Computer Committee, is Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, is a member of the Academic Senate, and was recently promoted to full professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy.