Ryan Adamson leads the HPC Security and Information Engineering Group at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF). His group is responsible for delivering highly-scalable and reliable security services and telemetry platforms to the high-performance computing resources and staff at the OLCF. His background in Linux systems administration at scale helps him understand the nuances of system complexity when developing solutions to security and operational mandates. Overall, Ryan enjoys tackling technical challenges and tries to find creative ways to safely and efficiently enable research when OLCF security policy, technical computational limitations, or other roadblocks chafe against the OLCF research mission. He holds a masters degree in computer science from the University of Tennessee and previously was a certified GIAC Exploit Researcher And Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN). He is currently pursuing a PhD in Engineering from Tennessee Tech University with a focus on the challenges overlapping the HPC and Security disciplines.
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