Dr. George succeeds Nick Nystrom, PhD, who has served as interim director of the PSC since 2017. Dr. Nystrom will return full time to his position as senior director of research, where he will be able to focus his strengths on completing critical research proposals and ensuring the centre's continued collaboration with its partners, and on his research projects including the NSF-funded Bridges and NIH-funded HuBMAP projects.
"Alan has a wealth of administrative and research experience that will enable him to lead the PSC during this critical time", stated Rebecca W. Doerge, the Glen de Vries Dean of the Mellon College of Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. George is the founder and director of the National Science Foundation Center for Space, High-performance and Resilient Computing, a consortium of more than 30 industry, government and academic partners that work collaboratively to solve research challenges at the nexus of reconfigurable, high-performance and embedded computing.
A committee named by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh continues to search for a permanent director of PSC, which is a joint programme of the two universities.