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KU announces new director for Center for Research Computing

Friday, November 1, 2019

Dr. Hoang Tran

LAWRENCE — A University of Kansas center that provides critical high-performance computing resources to the campus research community is under new leadership.

Effective Nov. 1, Hoang Tran is director of KU’s Center for Research Computing.

Dr. Tran brings to KU his experience establishing and operating research computing systems and centers at Tulane University and the University of Houston, where he supported the computing needs of research groups and core facilities campuswide. 

Dr. Tran holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and physics from Tulane University and a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. He has published research in the fields of biophysics, statistical physics, protein misfolding and drug design.

As director of the CRC, Dr. Tran will lead the strategic planning, development and delivery of enterprise research computing services at KU. Located in Nichols Hall, the CRC oversees the KU Community Cluster and supports its users – more than 300 individuals spread across 23 centers and departments at KU and the KU Medical Center. Research in the CRC spans the natural and social sciences and engineering.

Dr. Tran follows Riley Epperson, who has served as interim director of the CRC for the past year and will continue as the center’s associate director.