Jerry Perez, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Practice, TTU Computer Science Department
Research Associate, Texas Tech University High Performance Computing Center.
Jerry Perez is a Research Associate for the High Performance Computing Center and an Assistant Professor of Practice at Texas Tech University. His experience also includes 10 years adjunct teaching in Management Information Systems for Wayland Baptist University. He has 8 years corporate experience as Senior Product Engineer Technician at Texas Instruments Incorporated. He holds a BS in Organizational Management, an M.B.A. with Management Information Systems concentration and has completed a Ph.D. in Information Systems. Jerry has authored or co-authored several papers on the implementation of computational grids, cloud storage systems, distributed systems development, research data management, macro-financial analytics within the banking industry, and supercomputing deployments to support a variety of specific application areas, including digital rights, security, physics, bioinformatics and engineering. Other synergistic activities include: participation in the development and deployment of a multi-organizational campus-wide compute grid at TTU (TechGrid); lead for deployment of commercial grid technologies with the TTU Rawls College of Business, TTU Institute for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, TTU Institute of Geographical Information Systems, Whitacre College of Engineering with the Texas Tech Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, TTU Library, TTU Chemical Engineering department, TTU Physics department, TTU Department of Computer Science, and TTU Department of Mathematics and Statistics; collaboration in SURAgrid (Southeastern Universities Research Association Grid), including contribution to the white paper, SURAgrid Authorization/Authentication: Concepts & Technologies and a textbook to teach deploying regional university grids titled: The SURA Grid Cookbook. Jerry was selected as one of 20 winners of the Top Twenty Young Professionals under the age of 40 in Lubbock, Texas for 2007. Jerry continues his work in distributed computing for the TTU HPCC and adjunct teaches for the TTU Department of Computer Science. Jerry is a co-PI for both the GLEAMM Project at TTU ( http://www.gleamm.org ) and the Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center (CAC)at TTU. Jerry is currently leading an NSF funded team as a collaborator between TTU Rawls College of Business, TTU CAC, and a major bank to develop cloud based portfolio stress testing and portfolio valuations.