Area of Expertise: DevOps, software engineering management, open source.
Ray Idaszak is RENCI’s director of collaborative environments. He leads a team of developers and engineers in using professional software engineering, open source, and analysis techniques in large scientific software development projects. Prior to joining RENCI, Idaszak spent 12 years as chief technology officer and member of the board of directors of a large display company, where the software and hardware products his team brought to market earned several industry awards. His work has appeared in magazines including National Geographic, Time, Scientific American, Discover, the cover of IEEE Computer, and on the PBS shows NOVA and The Infinite Voyage. Idaszak has 12 patents and holds a computer science engineering degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.