Dr Simon Hood

Role: Head of Research Infrastructure and Platforms

Email: simon.hood@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 306 6650

Location: B39, Sackville Street Building


Head of Infrastructure and Platforms, Research IT, University of Manchester: Mar 2016 – present
Managing the development, support and strategic design of the Research IT platforms at The University, including all on and off-campus CIR (HPC and HTC) facilities, research data storage, research VM services, and advanced data visualisation capabilities.
Associate Technical Director, N8-HPC: Apr 2018 – present
N8-HPC computational platforms (hardware and cloud); N8-HPC Center of Excellence in Computationally-Intensive Research.
Infrastructure Manager, Research IT, University of Manchester: Dec 2014 – Feb 2016
Infrastructure Coordinator, Research IT, University of Manchester: Dec 2012 – Nov 2014
Operational and technical lead of the Infrastructure Team within Research IT.
Senior Specialist Unix/Research Infrastructure Officer, RCS, University of Manchester: Sept 2004 – Nov 2012
System-administration, user and application support of HPC clusters.
Senior Computer Officer, ISD, UMIST: Apr 2000 – Aug 2004
Systems and networks, including system-administration of email and Web servers, e-learning platforms and HPC systems.
NA Software, Liverpool: Nov 1999 – Mar 2000
Software engineer.
Department of Mathematics, University of Liverpool: Oct 1996 – Sept 1999
Oceanography Laboratories, University of Liverpool: Nov 1993 – Sept 1996
Research Associate modelling large-scale ocean dynamics.
University of Exeter: Oct 1990 – Sept 1993:
PhD in Symmetries and Exact Solutions of Non-Linear PDEs.
Logica: Mar 1989 – Sept 1990
Software engineering working on safety-critical avionics systems.
Undergraduate, University of Exeter: Oct 1985 – July 1988
BSc in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.

Last modified on May 25, 2018 at 3:30 pm by Simon Hood