BiographyAs Head IT Architect for Computing Services, Poepping is responsible for leading the long-range technology vision for the central computing infrastructure at Carnegie Mellon. The vision combines technology issues for network, middleware, systems, and application services in the context of customer requirements in support of the mission of the University. In addition to internal responsibilities, Poepping serves on Internet2 advisory committees in both middleware and network security.
Mr. Poepping joined Computing Services in 1996 as Director of Systems and Network Development, coming over from the Software Engineering Institute where he had served as Manager of Systems and Network Development in the IT organization there. In addition to other accomplishments at the SEI, Mr. Poepping participated on the charter team of four who formed the original mission and focus of the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) in 1988. Previous to joining the SEI, Mr. Poepping was a systems programmer for AT&T Bell Laboratories, working on Large Systems UNIX in Naperville, Illinois. He has a B.A. in Mathematics from St John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.