Bethany Alum Shawn T. Brown ‘97, Ph.D., has joined Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center as director of public health applications. In this role, he will lead a new group at PSC whose research addresses the problems of predicting disease spread via large-scale agent-based modeling, vaccine supply chain logistics in developing countries, and public health decision-making support via high performance computational modeling.
This position is a unique one for a high-performance
computing facility such as PSC, and is part of a general trend to use
supercomputing to address "big data" problems in the life and public
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