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Dr Matthew Ismail

Technical Director of Research Computing

Recently appointed to the role of Technical Director, Matt oversees the university’s research computing provision. He provides technical leadership and direction across teams delivering research computing facilities including High Performance Computing (HPC), bioinformatics, research infrastructure and research software engineering. Two key aspects of Matt’s role are in shaping and delivering the university’s technical strategy for research computing, and in supporting and collaborating with the academic community to ensure researchers have access to the advanced technologies they require to further their research.

Matt’s background is originally in biophysical and computational chemistry, then HPC system administration and scientific computing facilities management, having previously held positions in the Scientific Computing Research Technology Platform (SCRTP), Centre for Scientific Computing and Department of Chemistry.