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Chris Harris

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Chris Harris
Scientific Data Architect
Data & Analytics Services

Chris Harris is a Scientific Data Architect in the Data and Analytics Services Group at NERSC. He develops software to support HPC applications and workflows, with a particular focus on experimental data analysis. Before joining NERSC he spent 11 years at Kitware Inc. developing open source software for science in a range of problem domains from electron microscopy to climate science. He is an active member of several open-source communities, including being a lead developer of the Tomviz project. His passion is enabling open, reproducible science through the development of high quality open source software.

Journal Articles

Jonathan Schwartz, Chris Harris, Jacob Pietryga, Huihuo Zheng, Prashant Kumar, Anastasiia Visheratina, Nicholas A. Kotov, Brianna Major, Patrick Avery, Peter Ercius, Utkarsh Ayachit, Berk Geveci, David A. Muller, Alessandro Genova, Yi Jiang, Marcus Hanwell, Robert Hovden, "Real-time 3D analysis during electron tomography using tomviz", Nature Communications, 2022, 13:4458, doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-32046-0

Eric Suchyta, Scott Klasky, Norbert Podhorszki, Matthew Wolf, Abolaji Adesoji, CS Chang, Jong Choi, Philip E Davis, Julien Dominski, Stéphane Ethier, Ian Foster, Kai Germaschewski, Berk Geveci, Chris Harris, Kevin A Huck, Qing Liu, Jeremy Logan, Kshitij Mehta, Gabriele Merlo, Shirley V Moore, Todd Munson, Manish Parashar, David Pugmire, Mark S Shephard, Cameron W Smith, Pradeep Subedi, Lipeng Wan, Ruonan Wang, Shuangxi Zhang, "The Exascale Framework for High Fidelity coupled Simulations (EFFIS): Enabling whole device modeling in fusion science", The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, 2021, 36:106-128, doi: 10.1177/10943420211019119

Marcus D. Hanwell, Chris Harris, Alessandro Genova, Mojtaba Haghighatlari, Muammar El Khatib, Patrick Avery, Johannes Hachmann, Wibe Albert de Jong, "Open Chemistry, JupyterLab, REST, and quantum chemistry", International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 2020, 121:e26472, doi:

Barnaby D.A. Levin, Yi Jiang
, Elliot Padgett, Shawn Waldon, Cory Quammen, Chris Harris, Utkarsh Ayachit, Marcus Hanwell, Peter Ercius,David A. Muller,Robert Hovden,
"Tutorial on the Visualization of Volumetric Data Using tomviz", January 1, 2018, Volume 2:12 - 17, doi:

Marcus D. Hanwell, Wibe A. de Jong, Christopher J. Harris, "Open chemistry: RESTful web APIs, JSON, NWChem and the modern web application", Journal of Cheminformatics, 2015, 9:55, doi: 10.1186/s13321-017-0241-z

Conference Papers

Chris Harris, Patrick O Leary, Michael Grauer, Aashish Chaudhary, Chris Kotfila, Robert O Bara, "Dynamic Provisioning and Execution of HPC Workflows Using Python", 2016 6th Workshop on Python for High-Performance and Scientific Computing (PyHPC), 2015, 1-8, doi: 10.1109/PyHPC.2016.005

Patrick O Leary, Mark Christon, Sebastien Jourdain, Chris Harris, Markus Berndt, Andrew Bauer, "HPCCloud: A Cloud/Web-Based Simulation Environment", 2015 IEEE 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom), 2015, 25-33, doi: 10.1109/CloudCom.2015.33


Chris Harris, Reproducible quantum chemistry in Jupyter, jupytercon, August 23, 2018,