The Brookhaven Computational Science Center (CSC) brings together researchers in biology, chemistry, physics and medicine with applied mathematicians and computer scientists to take advantage of the new opportunities for scientific discovery made possible by modern computers. To achieve research goals in these areas, the center has a close alliance with applied mathematicians and computer scientists at Stony Brook University and Columbia University.
Harrison comes to Long Island from the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he was Director of the Joint Institute of Computational Science, Professor of Chemistry, and Corporate Fellow. He has a prolific career in high-performance computing with over one hundred publications on the subject, as well as extensive service on national advisory committees. Harrison’s combination of experience made him an ideal candidate to launch this new initiative.