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Colin MacLean

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Colin Alexander MacLean
HPC Computer Systems Engineer
Advanced Technology Group
Phone: (510) 486-5730
Fax: (510) 486-6459
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center
1 Cyclotron Rd
Mailstop: 59R4010A (office 59-3072A)
Berkeley, California 94720 US

Biographical Sketch

Colin MacLean is a member of the Advanced Technology Group (ATG).  Before joining ATG, Colin was a Research Programmer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois. He has a M.Sc. in High Performance Computing from the University of Edinburgh and a B.Sc. in Nanotechnology from the University of Leeds.

Journal Articles

Colin A. MacLean, Neil C. Hong, James Prendergast, "hapbin: An Efficient Program for Performing Haplotype-Based Scans for Positive Selection in Large Genomic Datasets", Mol Biol Evol., November 2015, 32(11):3027-9, doi: 10.1093/molbev/msv172

Conference Papers

Colin A. MacLean, HonWai Leong, Jeremy Enos, "Improving the start-up time of python applications on large scale HPC systems", Proceedings of HPCSYSPROS 2017, Denver, CO, 2017,

Colin MacLean, "Python Usage Metrics on Blue Waters", Cray User Group, Redmond, WA, 2017,

Colin A. MacLean, "Maintaining Large Software Stacks in a Cray Ecosystem with Gentoo Portage", Cray User Group, London, England, 2016,