Julian Uran

Machine Learning Research Engineer



Research Engineer in the HPC AI and Big Data group; supporting the User Community for PSC’s Bridges, Bridges-2, and Neocortex; while also leading the development of COSMO, a REST API for exploring the BlueTides simulation data from the McWilliams Center for Cosmology. Julian joined the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center in 2019 after working as Senior Technical Support and Customer Operations Engineer at Hortonworks and Cloudera Inc. Prior to that, He contributed to the University of Delaware Global Computing Lab, University of Los Andes COMIT Research Group, Technological University of Pereira Sirius HPC Research Group; and worked as a Software Developer for top-performing companies in the Latin America and the Caribbean region (VeriTran, BeMovil) after earning his Master’s degree in Systems and Computer Engineering from Universidad de los Andes (University of the Andes) in 2012. Interests: Virtualization, Web Development, Entrepreneurship, User Experience Optimization.


  • HotChips 2020: Attended virtual conference (August 2020).
  • ICML20: Attended virtual conference (July 2020).
  • COSMO was chosen as one of the six McWilliams Center/PSC Seed Funding 2020 projects to be started.
  • Applied to the McWilliams Center/PSC Seed Funding 2020 Program with COSMO, a REST API for Cosmology Data.