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Dr. Patrick Dreher

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Adjunct Professor of Computer Sci...

Phone: (919) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: p***@***.edu
Local Address:  Reston , Virginia , United States
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7013
Raleigh , North Carolina 27695
United States

Company Description: The mission of North Carolina State University is to serve its students and the people of North Carolina as a doctoral/research-extensive, land-grant university....   more

Employment History


  • B.S. , physics
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Ph.D. , physics
    University of Illinois at Urbana
  • M.B.A. , R&D management
23 Total References
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NSF Campus Bridging Workshop Report Now Available Online | RENCI, 4 May 2011 [cached]
Patrick Dreher, adjunct professor of computer science at North Carolina State University, visiting scientist at MIT and formerly with RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC Chapel Hill) chaired the National Science Foundation workshop and served as editor of the report.
"Effective implementation of campus cyberinfrastructure is essential to solve the complex multidisciplinary problems of the 21st century and it requires a coordinated effort among academic and research institutions, " said Dreher.
Leadership | Renaissance Computing Institute, 6 Mar 2011 [cached]
Patrick Dreher
Patrick Dreher
Patrick Dreher is RENCI's chief domain scientist for cloud computing. He works to develop a computational working environment where users can seamlessly and securely use and control a wide range of scalable IT capabilities. Dreher works to integrate this cloud computing environment into RENCI projects and activities in order to enhance the projects' IT and computing capabilities and functionality.
RENCI » Releases, 23 June 2011 [cached]
Patrick Dreher, adjunct professor of computer science at North Carolina State University, visiting scientist at MIT and formerly with RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC Chapel Hill) chaired the National Science Foundation workshop and served as editor of the report. Â Stan Ahalt, director of RENCI; Guy Almes, Texas A & M University; Michael Mundrane, University of California, Berkeley, Jim Pepin, Clemson University; and Craig Stewart, Indiana University, co-authored the report and served on the workshop organizing committee.
Cyberinfrastructure: Strategic Planning to Meet the Challenge Head on, 26 July 2010 [cached]
Patrick Dreher is presently the Director of Advanced Computing Infrastructure and Systems at the Renaissance Computing Institute. He also holds appointments as Adjunct Professor of Computer Science - Engineering at North Carolina State University and Visiting Scientist at MIT. Patrick also serves as the co-chair of the Educause Net@Edu Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group. Prior to joining RENCI, Dr. Dreher served in several senior positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He was the Project Director for the IT Strategic Planning and Resource Coordination Initiative and the Deputy Chair of an Institute-wide IT-Strategic Planning and Resource Coordinating Council (IT-SPARCC). He led several projects and initiatives focused on assessing the strategic IT needs and requirements throughout the Institute. Projects recommendations were provided to the Council and the senior administration as to where and how the Institute may be able to provide better research technology and cyberinfrastructure support and coordination for the faculty's research programs and projects. In addition to his IT responsibilities at the Institute, he also served as the Associate Director at the MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science for 13 years. Prior to joining MIT, Dr. Dreher was the Head of Budget and Planning for several major R&D projects at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Dr. Dreher is a theoretical nuclear physicist. His research interests are focused on using numerical algorithms and high performance computational hardware and software to model the physics of the strong nuclear force. Dr. Dreher received his B.S. in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.S. degrees in physics from both the University of Chicago and Rensselaer, and his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He also earned an M.B.A. from Rensselaer with a concentration in R&D management.
Renaissance Computing Institute, 11 Feb 2009 [cached]
Pat Dreher
Patrick Dreher serves as RENCI's manager of advanced computing infrastructure and systems and leads efforts to expand the IT infrastructure that supports the work of RENCI, its engagement sites, and research computing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.His work involves developing and implementing long-range strategies for the installation and operation of the advanced cyberinfrastructure that supports RENCI's statewide mission and research at UNC-Chapel Hill.Dreher is a theoretical nuclear physicist whose research area is computational lattice quantum chromodynamics.He came to RENCI from MIT, where he was project director of the MIT-IT Strategic Planning and Resource Coordination Initiative and co-chair of the Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group within EDUCAUSE, a national organization focused on IT issues in higher education.Dreher also has in-depth R&D and IT management experience as associate director at the MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science.
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