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Alison Tilp

Advanced Applications Engineer

Alison Tilp is an Advanced Applications Engineer who works at the External Data Center (XDC) in support of DOE's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program. She writes and maintains programs (ingests) in perl, IDL, and C to collect and convert both external and ARM-generated data into an ARM-standard format. She also installs and maintains ARM's Google search appliance.


  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.S., Computer Science

Areas of Interest

  • Applications programming (perl, IDL, C)
  • System administration
  • Google search appliance
  • Backup/archive systems


  • Advanced Applications Engineer, Scientific Information Systems Group, BNL, 1996-1997 (part time) and 1999-Present.
  • Computer Analyst, Systems Administration Group, Information Technology Division, BNL, 1989-1999.
  • Graphics Analyst, Graphics Systems, Grumman Data Systems, Bethpage, NY, 1986-1988.