About Us

CCV develops and manages high-performance computing, data storage, and visualization resources, provides physical and virtual server hosting, and offers high-performance backup and archival services for the Brown research community. CCV’s technical staff offer research system management services for departmental research computing systems on a quarterly service fee basis. CCV also maintains a one-petabyte Tivoli TSM backup/archive server for campus research data.

What We Do:
  • Develop and maintain parallel computing and Virtual Reality display resources for general use by the University research community.
  • Provide consulting services for the configuration and management of research computing facilities dedicated to groups or departments.
  • Provide resource access for applications for our technologies in Brown's curricula.
  • Participate directly in graphics, visualization and computational science research

Computational science and engineering are integral to Brown's evolving research programs and its curricula. CCV is committed to providing a resource environment and nexus of intellectual interaction that will facilitate the development of innovative multidiscipline collaboration in the spirit of Brown's open academic identity.


Jan Hesthaven
Director /
Professor of Applied Mathematics
(401) 863-2671
Jaime Combariza
Executive Director
(401) 863-2589
Sharon King
Manager, Finance & Administration
(401) 863-7557

Systems Group

Sam Fulcomer
Associate Director /
Manager of Systems
(401) 965-6811
David Johnson
Research Software Engineer
(401) 863-7294
Nathan Wood
Senior Research Systems Analyst
(401) 863-9279

User Services Group

john John Huffman
Manager of User Services
(401) 489-8236
Mark Howison
Application Scientist
(401) 863-6743


Aaron Shen
(401) 863-6886