Brock Palen

Brock Palen

Director, Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services

Brock started in research computing in 2004 and has experience in Linux dating to 2002. At ARC-TS, he is the Director, responsible for implementing the overall strategy of research computing infrastructure.

Brock’s primary interests are in large-scale infrastructure management, user and general public education and outreach, which he helps contribute to as one half of the podcast, “Research Computing and Engineering”.

He holds a degree in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences from the University of Michigan, where he was a member of the 2003 Michigan Solar Car Team. He is also a member of the Great Lakes section of the American Nuclear Society, ACM SIG HPC, SIG HPC Education, and lifetime member of National Eagle Scout Association (NESA).