Michael Milligan, Ph.D.

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MSI Unit: 
Research and User Services
Title: 
Scientific Computing Consultant
Application Software Manager
Office: 
537 Walter Library
MSI Email: 
milligan@msi.umn.edu
UMN Email: 
milligan@umn.edu
Phone: 
(612) 624-8857
Education: 

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.

 

Expertise: 

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:

  • 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 application software manager at MSI, responsible for tracking, maintaining, and curating the collection of ~400 application software packages MSI provides to its users. He has considerable experience with software licensing considerations.

Prior to joining MSI, Michael led the Flight Software Group for the EBEX suborbital experiment.

List of publications via Google scholar.

Responsibilities

Application Software Manager
Michael Milligan is the application software manager at MSI, responsible for tracking, maintaining, and curating the collection of ~400 application software packages MSI provides to its users.