Roger Bielefeld


Roger Bielefeld is Assistant Vice President for Research Computing and Infrastructure Services at Case Western Reserve University. His areas of responsibility include the data and voice communications network infrastructure and operations; unified communications services; servers, storage, and cloud services; identity and access management; and research computing and cyberinfrastructure. Since joining the CWRU central IT organization in 2003, he has previously served in director-level roles in several areas: help desk and user services, research computing, academic technology, IT design, and IT operations. Dr. Bielefeld created the research computing service area at CWRU in 2004 and has led its development since that time, including the areas of high performance and high throughput computing, peta-scale research data storage, research VM services, research data management services, and computing environments for regulated data. He holds faculty appointments at CWRU in Population and Quantitative Health Sciences (School of Medicine) and Community Dentistry (School of Dental Medicine). He previously held appointments at CWRU in Operations Research (School of Management) and at Cleveland State University in Computer and Information Science. He has been principal investigator on two recent NSF awards and has served on review panels for NSF and NIH. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Mathematics from Miami University (Ohio), a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from CWRU, and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, also from CWRU, as well as several certificates in leadership and emotional intelligence. His areas of expertise include high performance computing and simulation modeling of epidemiological processes.