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Meet the Staff

The Advanced Computing Group Staff

Director: Bruce Segee                                                                                           Bruce Segee ACG Director

Dr. Bruce E. Segee is Director of the Advanced Computing Group as well as the Henry R. and Grace V. Butler Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maine.  His research is focused in high performance computing and visualization, instrumentation, industrial automation, computer control of machinery, data acquisition and data mining. His work in distributed processing on the factory floor led him to cluster supercomputing, the use of a large number of commodity PCs working together to achieve supercomputer performance.  He interacts routinely with K-12, undergraduate, and graduate students.  He helped organize and run the annual M-STEM conferences since 2007.  These have been attended by thousands of Maine K-12 students and teachers.  He has recently a $1.2M NSF award to promote the use of inquiry-based learning through the use of supercomputer climate modeling, laptop computers, and in-classroom visualization using multiple laptops to create a tiled visualization wall.  Other recent funding has been targeted to improving Maine’s cyberinfrastructure for research, education, and economic development. Bruce may be reached by Email.

Supercomputer Engineer/Administrator and Cloud System Administrator Steve Cousins

Steve has been involved with Supercomputing since 2000 when he was hired by the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine to parallelize an ocean model for use on a Beowulf cluster. In 2007 he became System Administrator for the group that would eventually become the Advanced Computing Group. He is involved with all aspects of HPC resource acquisition, management, maintenance, and use.  He can be reached by Email or phone at (207)561-3574

Data Specialist: Chris Wilson

Chris holds both an MA and BA in pure Mathematics from the University of Maine and is currently working on his PhD in Computer Science. His primary research interest is Artificial Intelligence, namely intent recognition, context-aware computing, and intelligent assistive technology. Currently Chris is trying to augment his brain power with AI. Don’t believe it? Email or call (207)561-3579 and ask him!

Outreach Specialist: Ami Gaspar

Ami is fluent in tech/geek speak, able to cross multiple operating systems in a single bound, and serves as a translator to the non-technical while informing the technically inclined of ACG services. While some like to think Ami is short for Artificial Mental Intelligence she does run on human brain power and can be reached by Email or call (207)561-3578.

Available Positions

Please check the University of Maine System employment opportunities website for available positions. Any open positions will be posted in the news section of this website as well.