David Hudak

Executive Director

David E. Hudak, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center. In this role, he directs the OSC Leadership Team and overall OSC strategy. He previously was OSC's director of supercomputer services and program director for cyberinfrastructure and software development. 

His research interests include high-level languages for parallel computing, HPC software engineering and network protocol design. Areas of expertise include cyberinfrastructure, software development and web portals. He has served as principal investigator on multiple funded projects sponsored by the federal government, particularly the National Science Foundation.  Hudak and his team originated the OSC OnDemand web platform in 2012, which has evolved into Open OnDemand, utilized by research computing centers worldwide.

Prior to his appointment at OSC, Hudak served as associate professor of computer science and engineering at Ohio Northern University from 1992-2000 and as chairman of the department of computer science from 1998-2000. He was named to the Reichelderfer endowed chair in computer science at ONU. Hudak has consulted with the Computational Fluid-Dynamics Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and has served as chairman of the Parallel Computing Curricula for Ohio College Educators group.

Hudak earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Bowling Green State University and holds master's and doctoral degrees in computer engineering from the University of Michigan.

Contact David Hudak at dhudak@osc.edu