John Urbanic

Distinguished Service Professor at PSC
Parallel Computing Scientist


As a Professor at the PSC and Carnegie Mellon University, John does a lot of instruction in a variety of fields, and in many forms. At the moment, he is teaching Advanced Computational Physics to undergrads, Large Scale Computing to graduate students, and is co-directing the Mellon College of Science M.S. in Data Analytics Capstone Projects program.

He is also a founder and main instructor of the NSF Monthly Workshop Series (Currently hosted by ACCESS), which uses the Wide Area Classroom format developed at PSC. This longstanding and popular series has trained over 23,000 live, in-class, students in Data Science, Machine Learning and Parallel Programming of many sorts.

John also instructs in many other programs. Currently this includes the International HPC Summer School, The Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences, the DASIE Summer program, the ADAPT program for PA Community Colleges and PASSHE Schools, and others that he regrets omitting when this page was last updated.

John is also a Parallel Computing Scientist at the PSC, where he continues to provide technical support and develop codes for HPC platforms. You shouldn't teach what you don't do!