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Chris Phillips (he/him/his)

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Senior Manager, High-performance Computing

Chris started in Research Computing as an Associate HPC Administrator in 2016 and is now the Senior Manager for the HPC Engineering Team. Prior to this time, Chris had over 20 years in technical roles, beginning as a bicycle mechanic to an automotive mechanic to a furniture maker to an IT analyst. His strong background in technical solutions, as well as problem solving and design, led him to being the lead engineer for Research Computing’s restricted data cluster, Weber. Chris’ current role has him not only managing the Engineer team, but leading them with professional/personal development, setting direction, and inspiring them to move forward.


  • B.F.A., Furniture Design, Indiana University (2010)
  • B.S., Computer Network and System Administration, Michigan Technological University (2014)

Selected Publications

  • Abhinav Thota, Le Mai Weakley, Ben Fulton, H. E. Dennis, Laura Huber, Scott Michael, Winona Snapp-Childs, Stephen Lien Harrell, Alexander Younts, Daniel T. Dietz, Christopher Phillips, and Xiao Zhu ”Research Computing Desktops: Demystifying research computing for non-Linux users.” In Proceedings of the Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing on Rise of the Machines (learning), p. 54. ACM, 2019.