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Seth A Keel joins the Evolutionary Systems Biology Group at UW-Madison

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Seth A Keel brings his experience as an IT manager to help improve the infrastructure behind evolution@home

Seth A Keel joins the Evolutionary Systems Biology Group at UW-Madison

Seth in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Careful observers of evolution@home might remember Seth A Keel from some of the first high score entries in 2002, where he started to contribute to evolution@home. His computing time contributions earned him a place in the acknowledgments of scientific evolution@home results papers. Later he also helped with the evaluation work required to find a good content management system for evolution@home. Today he has joined the group that is running evolution@home, the Evolutionary Systems Biology Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Seth has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with 15 years of IT experience and has worked as an IT-manager for over 10 years. He has extensive expertise in software development, systems design, database administration and project management, all of which will be needed to improve the computational infrastructure behind evolution@home. The biggest task will be to create a system for managing simulation result data that can grow with the need of evolution@home - a significant computational infrastructure challenge. At the same time there is a long list of improvements, big and small, that are needed to bring evolution@home into this new decade. The order in which all these tasks will be addressed is not yet clear, but things will move, even if most of the movement is happening behind the scenes for now. Stay tuned for updates.

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