Jason Coposky
Executive Director

With over 19 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 oversight for the entire Consortium.

Terrell Russell
Chief Technologist

Terrell Russell works on build and test for iRODS as well as 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.

Bonnie Hurst
Senior Research Project Manager

Bonnie provides project management to the iRODS Consortium to include, but not limited to contracts and member/customer relations, facilitation of all meetings, coordination of all events, administration of Project Management and Customer Relationship Management software and day to day task management. She provides project management to the ExoGENI project and participates in special projects for management as needed. Before RENCI, Hurst was project manager for the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina (MCNC) for the Center for Networked Information Discovery and Retrieval (CNIDR) and Advanced Technologies Groups, where she had the management responsibility for major software development projects and research projects in government and commercial arenas.

Cesar Garde
Lead User Interface Designer/Developer, Marketing

Cesar is a seasoned graphic designer and front-end developer with over 10 years of experience. He focuses on designing and developing consistent, clean, and simple interfaces to provide a better user experience. Cesar has worked for different companies and in different environments, from fast and entrepreneurial to solid and corporate. This has expanded his view and capacity to integrate himself into teams and projects, so now he is excited to bring his experience to an open source project.

Justin James
Applications Engineer

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.

Zoey Greer

Zoey graduated from Virginia Tech in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree, double-majoring in Computer Science and Philosophy. After a short stint at IBM, she joined the iRODS team in late 2013. She cares deeply about both science and open source, so an open source project supporting science turned out to be the perfect fit. Like most devs, she enjoys refactoring, debugging, and long strings of commits on a feature branch. Her main responsibilities on iRODS are resolving issues uncovered by testing, keeping iRODS up-to-date with the technologies we use, and developing and designing new features.

Ben Keller

Ben works on extending the Consortium’s testing and continuous integration platform. Before joining the iRODS development team, Ben worked on the design, analysis, and visualization of automatic generation control systems for the electric power industry. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Antoine de Torcy
Software Engineer

Antoine is a C++ developer and has been part of the original iRODS development team since 2003. He joined UNC in 2008 and RENCI in 2013. Prior to that he was part of the Data Intensive Computing Environments group (DICE) at the University of California, San Diego. At DICE Antoine wrote client and server components for iRODS and for its precursor the Storage Resource Broker, and worked on NSF-funded research projects that used iRODS for large scale management of scientific data. He is now continuing core iRODS development at RENCI. Antoine holds an engineering degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Paris-Dauphine (France).