Dr Dai Jenkins: Head of Research Computing and Support Services

Dr Peggy McCready, Director of Academic IT, writes:

I am pleased to announce that Dr David (Dai) Jenkins has joined Academic IT as the Head of Research Computing and Support Services. This is a newly formed group that brings together the Advanced Research Computing and Research Support teams. In this role, Dai will be responsible for working closely with key stakeholders across the University to advance services in the areas of high performance computing and research data management.

Dai brings a wealth of expertise in the delivery of supercomputing and research information services and is well positioned to take on this role, having previously served as the interim Head of Research Computing for University College, London. There he led a diverse team that included application specialists, analysts and system administrators, after working as a senior project manager and programme manager for Research IT and Data Centre projects within IT Change and Project Delivery services.

Prior to working for UCL, Dai served as a Senior Portfolio Manager for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council where he was responsible for the management of external service contracts relating to hardware, research facilities, user support functions and research software support.

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