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

  • Big Data in the Campus Landscape
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    This series is a publication of the ECAR Campus Cyberinfrastructure (ECAR-CCI) Working Group. The topic of big data continues to receive a great deal of publicity because of its promise for opening new avenues of scholarly discovery and commercial opportunity.

  • 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.

EDUCAUSE Presentations


ELI Member
ECAR Subscriber

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • ECAR Research Data Sharing Working Group
    • ECAR, 2016 - 2019
  • Constituent Group Leaders
    • Adhoc Group, 2014 - 0001
  • ECAR Campus Cyberinfrastructure Group
    • ECAR, 2014 - 2019
  • ECAR Working Groups Advisory Committee
    • ECAR, 2013 - 2017
  • ECAR Data Management Group
    • HISTORIC, 2013 - 2016