OSC & OARnet Advisory Board

Dave Bender
Executive Director of Information and Technology Services, Otterbein University

Dave Bender serves as executive director of Information and Technology Services at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Otterbein University is a private university that prepares graduates to think deeply and broadly, to engage locally and globally, and to advance their professions and...

Roger A. Bielefeld
Senior Director, Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure, Case Western Reserve University

Roger Bielefeld is Senior Director for Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure at Case Western Reserve University, where he has been since 1990.

Roger has over 30 years of computing and communications technology experience in higher education. He has held faculty appointments at CWRU...

Jane Combs
Assistant Director, IT@UC Research & Development
Duane Detwiler
Manager & Chief Engineer, Vehicle Structures Reliability Dept., Honda R&D Americas

Duane Detwiler received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from The Ohio State University. Detwiler joined Honda R&D Americas as a Vehicle Structures CAE analyst. He was the project leader of Body Performance for the 2006 Honda Ridgeline Development...

Randy Gardner

Randy Gardner was appointed the 10th Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education in January 2019. As Chancellor, he oversees the state’s public two-year and four-year institutions and Ohio Technical Centers; provides policy guidance to the Governor and the Ohio General Assembly; and...

John Herbert
Professor, Faculty, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

John Herbert received B.S. degrees in chemistry and mathematics from Kansas State University in 1998, where he was a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. He received a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003, where he was a National Defense Science and Engineering...

Dave Hudak, Ph.D.
Executive Director, OSC

David E. Hudak, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC). He previously was OSC's director of...

Randy Moses
Senior Associate Vice President for Research Administration

Since he joined Ohio State’s faculty in 1985, Randy Moses has taught 15 different courses, and his research focuses on statistical signal processing, sensor array processing, and signal detection and estimation with applications to radar signal processing and sensor networks.  His work is widely...

Miguel Palacios
Service Leader - HPC Platform, Modeling and Simulation

Miguel Palacios is currently Procter & Gamble’s High Performance Computing Service Manager, where he’s accountable for reliability, performance, cost and...

Milind Paranjape
Director, Information Technology & Logistics

Milind Paranjape is a director at JobsOhio for the information technology and logistics and distribution industries.

Milind joined JobsOhio after 18 years at Emerson Network Power, a division of Emerson Electric. He has over 21 years of experience in sales, engineering, and product and...

Rick Penny
Chief Information Officer, Lakeland Community College

Rick Penny joined Lakeland Community College in 2006 as the manager for Administrative Technologies. In 2010, he became the director of administrative technologies and has served as chief information officer since 2014. Penny leads operational and technology efforts, ranging from enterprise-wide...

Paul Schopis
Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer, OARnet

As executive director and chief technology officer for OARnet, Schopis develops the strategy and implementation of OARnet's optical fiber network and...

Veronica Vieland
Vice President for Computational Research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Dr. Veronica Vieland is the Vice President for Computational Research and the Director of the Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where she holds the Battelle Endowed Chair in Quantitative and Computational Biology. She is also a...

Charles Warner
Chief Information Officer, Shawnee State University

Charles Warner serves as Chief Information Officer at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio. Shawnee State is a student-focused public university offering a highly personalized, affordable, and accessible education dedicated to the exploration of emerging technologies and emerging ideas....