Curtis Hillegas


Curt Hillegas is Associate CIO, Research Computing (previously Director of Research Computing) at Princeton University managing the TIGRESS High Performance Computing and Visualization Center, a collaboration between the Office of Information Technology and the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering at Princeton University. He has helped to build a centrally managed research computing infrastructure that includes 65 TFLOPS of computational systems and 1 PB of shared storage as well as staffing for system administration, programming, and visualization support. He also serves on the Steering Committee for the EDUCAUSE Campus Cyberinfrastructure working group.

Dr. Hillegas's past work at Princeton University includes managing the enterprise Unix group, architecting enterprise server and storage solutions, designing and managing central email infrastructure, and general Unix system administration.

Dr. Hillegas received his B.S. in Chemistry from Lehigh University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Research Data Storage: A Framework for Success
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    The ECAR Data Management Working Group (ECAR-DM) has created a framework for research data storage as an aid for higher education institutions establishing and evaluating their institution’s research data storage efforts.

  • What's Next for Campus Cyberinfrastructure? ACTI Responds to the NSF ACCI Reports
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    In February 2009, a joint workshop of the EDUCAUSE Advanced Core Technologies Initiative Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group (ACTI-CCI) and the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) issued a report and recommendations that addressed the challenges and strategies for developing a coherent cyberinfrastructure from local campus to national facilities.

EDUCAUSE Presentations


ELI Member
ECAR Subscriber

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • ECAR Research Data Sharing Working Group
    • ECAR, 2016 - 2019
  • ECAR Campus Cyberinfrastructure Group
    • ECAR, 2014 - 2019
  • ECAR Working Groups Advisory Committee
    • ECAR, 2013 - 2017
  • ECAR Data Management Group
    • HISTORIC, 2013 - 2016
  • ECAR Campus Cyberinfrastructure Group
    • ECAR, 2013 - 2019