With over 21 years of industry experience, Jason has worked in a variety of
areas including Virtual Reality, EDA, Visualization, and Data Management. Prior
to RENCI, Jason was Technical Director for a startup where he developed projection
and distortion correction technologies. During his tenure at RENCI Jason Coposky began
as the first member of the Visualization team, creating novel large format display and
multitouch systems. He then moved to the irods@renci project as technical lead where he
later became Chief Technologist of the iRODS Consortium. In his current role, he now
provides management and oversight of the Consortium.
Terrell Russell oversees the development team and handles code review, package management,
documentation, and high level architecture design. He’s interested in distributed systems,
metadata, security, and open source software that accelerates science. Terrell holds a B.S.
in Computer Engineering, a B.S. in Information Technology and Service Organizations, and an
M.S. in Computer Networking from North Carolina State University, and a Ph.D. in Information
Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Terrell has been working on
iRODS since 2008.
Storage Scientist and Data Management Technologist
Dave Fellinger has served in the data storage industry for over 30 years and has helped to
design some of the largest storage systems in the world. Dave works with users in research
sites and high performance computing centers to confirm that a broad range of use cases can
be fully addressed by the iRODS technology. He helped to launch the consortium and was a member
of the founding board. He attended Carnegie-Mellon University and holds patents in diverse areas
Dawn (Carsey) Shelton
Dawn serves as the event planner for the iRODS Consortium, including the annual
User Group Meeting, TRiRODS, vendor booth and travel coordination for the team,
and managing the presence of both iRODS and RENCI at the annual Supercomputing
conference. She also serves as the organizer of the meetings for the working
groups, advisory board, and executive board. Teaching special education for
seven years, raising two great kids, and managing the review process for an
academic journal for 11 years carved the path to RENCI.
With over 10 years of experience in finance, Laura began managing iRODS Consortium
financials in 2014 when she joined RENCI. In Laura's new role, she continues to oversee
all iRODS Consortium financials exclusively. Laura interfaces with the Executive Director
and Senior Research Project Manager to manage and execute all new and existing agreements.
She provides project coordination and management of ongoing projects, maintains PM software
and customer databases, develops and implements procedures for contract management and
administration in compliance with University policy to ensure records are efficiently
maintained. Laura, along with the Senior Project Manager, serves as liaison to UNC-CH
legal for all contract matters and interfaces with stakeholders to make certain
stakeholder's needs are met.
As an iRODS Applications Engineer, Justin provides service and support for internal
RENCI projects and for iRODS Consortium customers. His 20 years of experience includes
work on network management systems for leased line telecommunications networks and
development of interactive voice response systems. Justin has a B.S. in Electrical
Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a M.S. in Computer Science from
George Mason University.
Alan graduated from NC State University in 2014 with a B.S. in Computer Science and
a minor in Mathematics. After graduation, he joined Garmin International and worked
with embedded systems software. There he performed bug fixes and designed/implemented
UI-layer features for several C-based consumer products. Alan joins the iRODS team
with an interest in supporting scientific advancement through this powerful tool. His
responsibilities include software development and supporting iRODS packaging and testing efforts.
Dan graduated with a BSEE from Virginia Tech in 1988 and then went on to JHU
Whiting School of Engineering to earn his Masters, concentrating on computer
architecture and applied mathematics. He has also spent three decades working as
a software engineer for the U.S. Government. Over years, Dan's work on
GNU/Linux-powered platforms spurred a strong interest and enthusiasm for open-source
methodologies and the innovation they help to make possible. He now channels this
spirit and experience, along with a yen for learning, to his work on iRODS and its
numerous applications in computing and data management.
Kory graduated from East Carolina University with a B.S. in Computer
Science. After graduation, he joined a small credit card processing company
where he worked on a wide range of projects. During his time there, he
obtained a M.S. in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology
all while designing and implementing many of the company's most important
applications including, but not limited to websites, servers, IVRs, and
administrative tools. This is Kory's first time working on Open Source Software.
As an iRODS core developer, his responsibilities include resolving issues found
by the community and enhancing iRODS by adding new features.
Bo graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2020 with
an M.S. in Information Science. Before graduation, he worked at RENCI as a
Web Developer Intern. During his time as a student worker, he designed and
developed the RENCI Publication Management System and built and deployed the
Translational Science Team website. In his current role as a web developer
for iRODS, Bo is responsible for developing the iRODS Zone Management Tool
(ZMT), enhancing Metalnx, and helping other iRODS web projects.
Markus graduated from Mississippi State University in May of 2017 with a B.S.
in Software Engineering, but he has been working on software for GNU/Linux in
some capacity since 2014. After graduation, he joined a small architectural
technology company in Huntsville, AL where he wore several hats. Some of his
responsibilities included creating and maintaining a fork of the open source
photo processing software Darktable catered towards a unique set of use cases,
maintaining the company's Debian packages and APT package repository, and
development of a semi-crossplatform C# framework for dealing with flooring
design data and extracted Autodesk® Revit® object geometry. Markus joins the
iRODS development team with an interest in improving the buildsystem and packaging,
updating the software for newer Linux distributions, and resolving issues found
by the community.