John Campbell stands with John Steele.

John Campbell, Purdue associate vice president for information technology and head of ITaP Research Computing, stands with John Steele (L) at the dedication of the new Steele cluster in May 2008.

John M. Steele

John M. Steele, associate professor emeritus of computer sciences, was involved with research computing at Purdue almost from its inception. He joined the Purdue staff in 1963 at the Computer Sciences Center associated with the then-new Computer Science Department. He served as the director of the Purdue University Computing Center, the high performance computing unit at Purdue prior to ITaP, from 1988 to 2001 before retiring in 2003.

John Steele signs the end panel.

John Steele signs the end panel of the Steele cluster.

His research interests have been in the areas of computer data communications and computer circuits and systems, including research on an early mobile wireless Internet system. He still does computing consulting. Steele earned his bachelor's in math and physics and master's in electrical engineering at Purdue.

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