Mary Thomas, Ph.D.


  • Computational Data Scientist -  SDSC
  • Lead -  HPC Training, SDSC
  • Co-Principal Investigator -  CC* Compute: Triton Stratus, SDSC


Mary Thomas works in the Data-Enabled Scientific Computing Division, where she is leading education, outreach & training on HPC systems. In the past, Mary has led several portal and Web services projects for high-performance computing infrastructure. Mary holds a Ph.D. in computational science, and her primary research has been focused on HPC computing, coastal ocean modeling, cyberinfrastructure, web technologies, and Amazon Web Services. Mary is also a research faculty member in the Computational Sciences Research Center at San Diego State University. For fun, Mary has sponsored 2 teams at the annual student cluster competitions at the SC Conference (The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis).


  • CyberTraining
  • HPC software and programming
  • Cyberinfrastructure and emerging technologies
  • Portals and web programming

Current Projects

  • CyberTraining:  Developing educational and training materials to support the work of scientists running computational problems on HPC systems, including the SDSC Comet/Expanse and Triton Shared Computing Cluster (TSCC/Stratus) systems.