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R. K. Owen

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R. K. Owen , Ph.D.
Data & Analytics Group
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center
Phone: (510) 486-7556
Fax: (510) 486-4316
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road
Mail Stop 943-256
Berkeley, CA 94720

Biographical Sketch

R.K. Owen received his Ph.D. in physics from UC Berkeley, specializing in atomic and molecular physics. His dissertation topic was quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) methods applied to lithium clusters. R.K. has over 30 years of experience programming in such languages as Fortran77, Fortran90, C, and C++. He worked at the NASA Ames Research Center supercomputer center for six years as the consultant responsible for the numerical computational libraries.

Currently, R.K. is the NERSC Information Management system (NIM) senior developer responsible for client/server packages to handle NERSC account usage and management. He has extensive experience with Perl, Javascript, and PHP scripting, combined with SQL and Oracle PL/SQL, along with CSS, XML, and XSLT.

His interests are in hiking, geocaching, LINUX, and code hacking.

 Currently, he is the key maintainer of the environment modules package, a contributing developer for the PAM-script project, and the chief (and only) developer of the 3x5 Cards project. He also has developed the Perl PBS::Logs module. R.K. has developed and maintains the Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society website.