David J. Moses, PhD

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Executive Director
300 South Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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  • Responsible for overall day to day management of the technical and administrative aspects of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC).
  • Assist the Scientific Directors with setting PSC’s direction, obtaining funding to support PSC’s activities.
  • Interface with both Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh on administrative matters (e.g. intellectual property, space, human resources).
  • Interface with NSF and other federal and government sponsors on administrative matters such as negotiating and assuring compliance with cooperative agreements, and representing PSC regionally and nationally on relevant issues.
  • Provide input to, and work with, the Scientific Directors on planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, reporting and budgeting for the center as a whole.
  • Provide leadership, and maintain group morale and sense of mission, for the staff as a whole.

Previous experience:

 Contracts and Export Compliance Officer at cmu logoCarnegie Mellon University, Office of Sponsored Programs (


  • Negotiated and managed contracts in excess of $50M. Sponsors included DoD, DARPA, Army, NASA, DoE, NSF, industrial partners and fellow academic institutions.
  • Application of government acquisition regulations, including FAR and DFARS as well as other governmental agencies.
  • Helped develop and manage Carnegie Mellon policy and procedures on export compliance, particularly with respect to EAR and ITAR regulations.
  • Managed a variety of contract and agreement types, such as standard Research Agreements, Cooperative Agreements, Software Licenses, Non-Disclosure Agreements, and Teaming Agreements.

Gaussian Logo copy copy Vice President, Chief Operating Officer at Gaussian, Inc. (


  • Co-founded company and directed all operations, including licensing, product distribution, strategic planning, software product management, profitability, customer service. Managed staff of 8 with an average $2.5M annual budget.
  • Negotiated and executed licensing contracts with academic sites, government research labs and DoD sites, large domestic and international chemical, pharmaceutical and petroleum companies, as well as academic institutions.
  • Managed and renewed ongoing R&D contracts with academic collaborators who contribute to development, enhancement and improvement of software products.
  • Developed policy and procedures for contracting with computer hardware vendors who port and support software on Unix, Linux, Windows and Macintosh platforms.
  • Developed and administered policies for international sales and export issues, particularly in regard to U.S. Department of Commerce regulations and guidelines.
  • Generated and maintained strong relationships with more than 40 worldwide resellers in their efforts to promote and license software products.
  • Designed and created a variety of routines to track revenue projections, product trends, and analyze other areas of the business, and assist customer service staff in doing rapid database lookups during contact with customers.
  • Intimately involved in the product planning and launching of new software releases, including pricing, marketing and budgeting aspects.

cmu logo Director of Computing Facilities, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Chemistry (


  • Directed and managed all aspects of the computer systems and workstation clusters that served the Chemistry departmental research efforts.
  • Worked with faculty, staff and students to determine the need for new or upgraded systems.
  • Comprehensive management of computer mainframe and workstation clusters, including operating system, compiler, and software library upgrades and updates.
  • Implemented disaster recovery procedures against virus, spam and other threats against computers, servers, and supporting networks.
  • Set up and executed procedures for doing regular backup of user data, email and other electronic information.
  • Wrote and installed a variety of command procedures and other utility scripts for managing batch queues, process priorities, and other facets of a multi-user environment.
  • Maintained a system-wide user base, which permitted users to securely access systems remotely.

cmu logo Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Chemistry (


  • Carried out original nuclear chemistry research resulting in 25 publications in major scientific journals (See Publications below).
  • Participated in multi-group research efforts to study heavy ion nuclear reactions.
  • Intimately involved with the design and setup of various scientific experiments.
  • Carried out detailed analyses of experimental results and wrote several complex computer codes.
  • Assisted in the education and training of graduate students.


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 Carnegie Mellon University, PhD Nuclear Chemistry, 1986



Marshall Univ logo Marshall University, BS Chemistry, 1980



 WVU logoWest Virginia University, Honorary PhD, Humane Letters, 2003




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