Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Brown ‘97 to Direct New Public Health Group at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

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 health sciences.

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