Ross Yannayon

Staff Title: Director of Computing, Data Infrastructure, and Services
Area of Expertise: Data Center, Technology Infrastructure, Cloud Services

Ross leads the Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Support (ACIS) team that supports a wide variety of technologies to deliver key services, systems, and support for projects and operations at RENCI. Ross joined RENCI in June 2022 after serving 8 years as the IT Director at the UNC System Office. He has a background in software development and system administration prior to managing and directing IT operations. Ross’ enterprise data center management experience includes several years at NC DIT, where he was a lead project team member for the build of the state’s Western Data Center. Ross holds a BS in Computer Science and a BS in Mathematics from Penn State University.