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             Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Sub-Contract: Personnel 

Art Wetzel
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 Arthur W. Wetzel, received a BA in chemistry from Thiel College in 1973 and
did his Ph.D. work at the Interdisciplinary Department of Information Science
of the University of Pittsburgh where he served as an Adjunct Assistant
Professor from 1980 to 1981. From 1981 to 1983 he was a member of the
technical staff of Bell Telephone Laboratories in Holmdel New Jersey
developing VLSI design aids. In 1983 he joined Pixel Computer Inc. as a
consulting engineer and became Vice President of R&D in 1985. Returning to
Pittsburgh in 1988, he worked in the Computer Services Department of Carnegie
Mellon University. Since September of 1995, he has been on the staff of the
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center working collaboratively with the University
of Pittsburgh Medical Center Department of Pathology and serving as the
principle investigator for PSC's portion of the Visible Human collaboration
lead by the University of Michigan. He has also continued to serve as an
adjunct faculty member to the University of Pittsburgh School of Information
Sciences since 1988.

Dave Deerfield
 David W. Deerfield II, Ph.D. a computational chemist whose research interest
is in metalloprotein chemistry, particularly as it applies to divalent metal
ion specificity. His interest in the role of metal ions in defining tertiary
structure has led to the development of a protein structure database and an inverted structure prediction algorithm. He received his BS in chemistry from the University of Kansas in 1977, his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1984, and was a postdoctoral research associate in chemistry at the University of North Carolina from 1984 to 1988. He joined the staff at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center in 1988, was promoted to Coordinator in 1992, Manager in 1994 and Assistant Director in 1999 of the Biomedical Initiative. His molecular graphics have appeared in science museum productions, commercial and PBS television shows, educational videos, SIGGraph technical sessions, and as presentation graphics.

Anjana Kar

Anjana Kar received a BS in Mathematics from Presidency College in India in
1979, an MA in Applied Math from University of Pittsburgh in 1982 and an
MS in Computer Science from Texas A&M University in 1986. She has been
with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center since 1988, and has worked as
a user consultant for graphics applications, and then as a systems
administrator for a variety of graphics systems at the center. Currently
she is working with the Visible Human Project and the Web100 project.
Demian M. Nave
Demian M. Nave received a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in
Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1997. He will
complete an M.S. in Computer Science in 2001. Demian's research
interests include the development of parallel algorithms and run-time
systems for highly adaptive and irregular scientific applications (e.g.
guaranteed-quality 2/3D unstructured Delaunay mesh generation).
Currently, he is developing tools and algorithms for operator-assisted
segmentation and surface extraction and meshing for the NIH Visible Human
Stuart Pomerantz
Stuart M. Pomerantz received a BA in English and BA in Psychology from
Penn State University in 1990 and a BS in Mathematics from the University
of Pittsburgh in 1995. From 1995 to 2000 he worked as a Systems Analyst at
the University of Pittsburgh Department of Mathematics operating the
departmental computing cluster of Linux and Windows PCs.
In 2000 he received an MS in Information Science from the University of
Pittsburgh. He joined the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center in December
2000 as a Research Programmer applying his expertise in OpenGL graphics
and C/C++ programming to the Visible Human and MCell projects

Jason Sommerfield

Jason Sommerfield received a BS in Electrical and Computer
Engineering(ECE) from Carnegie Mellon University in 1997. He was lead
software engineer at PRR, Inc., in NY before returning to Pittsburgh
for a position designing and implementing a new network infrastructure
for the Port Authority of Allegheny County. Upon completion of that
project, Jason joined the Advanced Systems group at the PSC in August
of 1999, where he works mainly on facilities related cluster and
networking projects.

Naththan Stone
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