As a scientific computing consultant, Michael Milligan aims to assist our research community in effectively using HPC resources and technologies. Areas of particular interest include:
- Interactive Supercomputing -- novel workflows and software tools for visualization, data exploration, and iterative development using supercomputing resources
- Python -- scientific computing, visualization, parallelization, data wrangling and informatics, reproducibility, and collaboration techniques
- Software sustainability -- collaborative tools, software packaging, licensing considerations, open source best practices
- Astronomy and astrophysics -- image processing, "big data" astronomy and survey science, simulation and modelling
- GIS and spatial computing -- Michael has led MSI's collaboration with U-Spatial to develop HPC capabilities for geospatial applications
Michael Milligan is the Interim Manager of internal software development activities in the Application Development Solutions group. As the former application software manager at MSI and a current contributor to the Debian project, he has considerable experience with software licensing considerations.
Prior to joining MSI, Michael led the Flight Software Group for the EBEX suborbital experiment.
Michael Milligan received his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Minnesota in 2011.
He received his B.A. in Physics with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Chicago in 2002.