Rick McMullen serves as Cyberinfrastructure and Innovation Services manager for the Pervasive Technology Institute. Prior to joining the PTI, Rick was Associate Director of the High Performance Research Computing Center at Texas A&M University where he plans and develops research computing technologies and services, and works with researchers to develop solutions for computing and data intensive problems. Before joining HPRC at Texas A&M, Rick was Senior Director for Researcher Engagement and Development at Internet2. There he worked with researchers and IT organizations across the U.S. to design and implement infrastructure to support large scale scientific research collaborations that span many institutions. He has also served as faculty, research lab director and center director for HPC units at several universities, and was a founding faculty member of the Indiana University School of Informatics.
He has led many federally funded projects several of which were international scientific research partnerships. His interests include the contribution of cyberinfrastructure to research competitiveness, high performance computing nad networking architectures, cloud computing and storage architectures for research; provenance and life cycle management of information assets in scientific collaborations; long term data management and stewardship; systems and services for collaboration in e-Science, and Artificial Intelligence applications that support knowledge management and decision-making in scientific research collaborations. Rick received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Indiana University.