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David Moses

David J. Moses, PhD

Executive Director
300 South Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412.268.4960
dmoses@psc.edu 
https://www.psc.edu/staff/moses

 

 

  

  • Responsible for overall day to day management of the technical and administrative aspects of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC).
  • Assist the Center 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 Center 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 (http://www.cmu.edu/osp/

 

  • 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. (http://www.gaussian.com)

 

  • 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 (http://www.chem.cmu.edu)

 

  • 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 (http://www.chem.cmu.edu)

 

  • 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.

Education

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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

 

 

Publications

Electrostatic Ring Strain in Crown Ethers, D.J. Moses, J.W. Larson, Abs. Pap. ACS., 179, 27 (1980)

Light Charged Particle Emission and Fission in 238U + 238U Collisions at 1740 MeV.  M. Kaplan, D. J. Moses, D. O. Eriksen, M. Kildir, D. R. G. Logan, M. S. Zisman and R. J. McDonald, Z. Physik A313, 31 (1983)

Multiplicities for Evaporative 4He Emission in Heavy Ion Reactions: Relationships to Spin and Lifetime Expectancy of the Composite Nucleus  N. N. Ajitanand, J. M. Alexander,  H. Delagrange, E. Duek, D. O. Eriksen, D. Guerreau, M. Kaplan, M. Kildir, L. Kowalski, R. Lacey, D. Logan, D. J. Moses, G. F. Peaslee, L. C. Vaz and M. S. Zisman, Z. Physik A316, 169 (1984)

Mechanisms for Emission of 4He in the Reactions of 334-MeV 40Ar with 238U.  E. Duek, N. N. Ajitanand, J. M. Alexander, D. Logan, M. Kildir, L. Kowalski, L. C. Vaz, D. Guerreau,  M. S. Zisman, M. Kaplan and D. J. Moses, Z. Physik A317, 83 (1984)

Fission Reactions of 469-MeV 56Fe + 238U: Detection of 4He/1H Emission from Pre- and  Post-Fission Sources.  M. Kildir, D. R. G. Logan, D. O. Eriksen, D. J. Moses, M. Kaplan, E. Duek,  L. C. Vaz, N. N. Ajitanand, J. M. Alexander and M. S. Zisman, Z. Physik A317, 291 (1984)

Particle Spectra from Reversed Kinematics: Powerful Probes of Hot Rotating Nuclei.  D. J.  Moses, M. Kaplan, J. M. Alexander, D. Logan, M. Kildir, L. C. Vaz, N. N. Ajitanand, E. Duek and M. S. Zisman, Z. Physik A320, 229 (1985)

Clues to the Shapes of Very Hot Nuclei: Calculated Patterns for Evaporative Emission from Deformed Nuclei.  N. N. Ajitanand, G. La Rana, R. Lacey, D. J. Moses, L. C. Vaz, G. F. Peaslee, D. M. de Castro Rizzo, M. Kaplan, and J. M. Alexander, Phys. Rev. C34, 877 (1986)

Large-Angle Correlations in Evaporative Particle Emission: Shape Distortion? Surface Expansion?  R. Lacey, N. N. Ajitanand, J. M. Alexander, D. M. de Castro Rizzo, G. F. Peaslee,  L. C. Vaz, G. La Rana, M. Kaplan, D.J. Moses, W. Parker, D. Logan and P. DeYoung, J. Phys. (Paris) Colloq. 4, 289 (1986)

A Need for New Physics in Statistical Models of Nuclear De-excitation.  G. La Rana, D. J. Moses, W. E. Parker, M. Kaplan, D. Logan, R. Lacey, J. M. Alexander, and R. J. Welberry,  Phys. Rev.C35, 373 (1987)

Effects of Nuclear Shape on the Properties of 4He Evaporative Emission.   G. La Rana, R. Lacey, D. J. Moses, N. Ajitanand, M. and and J. M. Alexander, Proc. Int. Symp. Nucl. Fission and Heavy-Ion-Induced Reactions (Rochester, 1986), p. 227, W. U. Schroder, ed., Nucl. Sci. Res. Conf. Ser. Vol. 11, Harwood Academic Publishers (1987)

Light Charged Particle Emission in 485-MeV 56Fe + 197Au Reactions:  Correlations with Heavy Fragments and Relationships to Spin and Lifetime.  D. J. Moses, M. Kaplan, M. Kildir,    D. R. G. Logan, G. La Rana, W. E. Parker, R. Lacey, G. F. Peaslee, J. M. Alexander, N. N. Ajitanand, L. C. Vaz and M. S. Zisman, Nucl. Phys. A465, 339 (1987)

Surprising Properties of the Nuclear Stratosphere Indicated by Energy Spectra and Large-Angle Correlations Between 4He and 1,2,3H or 4He.  R. Lacey, N. N. Ajitanand, J. M. Alexander, D. M. de Castro Rizzo, P. DeYoung, M. Kaplan, L. Kowalski, G. La Rana, D. Logan, D. J. Moses, W. E. Parker, G. F. Peaslee, and L. C. Vaz, Phys. Lett. 191B, 253 (1987).

Nuclear Shape Deformations in 485-MeV 56Fe + 197Au Reactions.  D. J. Moses, M. Kaplan, G. La Rana, W. E. Parker, R. Lacey and J. M. Alexander, Phys. Rev. C36, 422 (1987)

Mechanisms for Light Charged Particle Emission in the Reactions 247- and 337-MeV 40Ar + natAg.  R. Lacey, N. N. Ajitanand, J. M. Alexander, D. M. de Castro Rizzo, G. F. Peaslee, L. C. Vaz, M. Kaplan, M. Kildir, G. La Rana, D. J. Moses, W. E. Parker, D. Logan, M. S. Zisman, P. DeYoung, and L. Kowalski, Phys. Rev. C37, 2540 (1988)

Large-Angle Correlations Between 4He and 1,2,3H or 4He in the Reactions 247 and 337-MeV 40Ar + natAg: Surprising Properties of the Nuclear Stratosphere.  R. Lacey, N. N. Ajitanand, J. M. Alexander, D. M. de Castro Rizzo, G. F. Peaslee, L. C. Vaz, M. Kaplan, M. Kildir, G. La Rana, D. J. Moses, W. E. Parker, D. Logan, M. S. Zisman, P. DeYoung, and L. Kowalski, Phys. Rev. C37, 2561 (1988)

Are Hot Composite Nuclei Significantly Different from Cold Nuclei?  M. Kaplan, W. E. Parker,  D. J. Moses, G. La Rana, R. J. Welberry, D. Logan, R. Lacey, J. M. Alexander, D. M. de Castro Rizzo, and P. DeYoung, Proceedings of the Texas A&M Symposium on Hot Nuclei (College Station, 1987), p. 115, S. Shlomo, R. P. Schmitt, J. B. Natowitz, eds., World Scientific Publishing Co. (1988)

Sources of Light Charged Particle Emission in the Reaction 480-MeV 56Fe + natAg.  G. F.  Peaslee, N. N. Ajitanand, J. M. Alexander, D. Guerreau, R. Lacey, L. C. Vaz, M. Kaplan, M. Kildir, D. J. Moses, D. Logan, and M. S. Zisman, Phys. Rev. C38, 1730 (1988)

Particle-Particle Coincidence Measurements for 1,2,3H and 4He in the Reaction 480-MeV 56Fe + natAg.  G. F. Peaslee, N. N. Ajitanand, J. M. Alexander, R. Lacey, L. C. Vaz, M. Kaplan, M. Kildir, D. J. Moses, D. Logan, and M. S. Zisman, Phys. Rev. C39, 488 (1989)

Three Paths for Intermediate-Mass Fragment Formation at a Near-Onset Excitation Energy of 1.3-MeV/Nucleon.  J. Boger, S. Kox, G. Auger, J. M. Alexander, A. Narayanan, M. A. McMahan, D. J. Moses, M. Kaplan, and G. P. Gilfoyle Phys. Rev. C41, R801 (1990)

Charged Particle Evaporation from Hot Composite Nuclei: Evidence Over a Broad Z Range for Distortions from Cold Nuclear Profiles.  W. E. Parker, M. Kaplan, D. J. Moses, G. La Rana, D. Logan, R. Lacey, J. M. Alexander, D. M. de Castro Rizzo, P. DeYoung, R. J. Welberry, and  J. Boger, Phys. Rev. C44, 774 (1991)

De-Excitation of Hot, High-Spin Nuclei By Particle Emission and Fission.  M. Kaplan, W. E. Parker, D. J. Moses, E. Vardaci, J. M. Alexander, J. Boger, R. Lacey, and N. Carjan, Advances  in Nuclear Dynamics (Key West, Fla., 1991), p. 8, W. Bauer, J. Kapusta, eds., World Scientific Publishing Co. (1991)

The Role of Reversed Kinematics and Double Kinematic Solutions in Nuclear Reactions Studies.  M. Kaplan, W. E. Parker, D. J. Moses, R. Lacey, and J. M. Alexander, Nucl. Inst. Methods in Phys. Res. A327, 551 (1993)

Mechanisms of Light-Charged-Particle Emission in the Matched Reactions 905 and 1030 MeV 121Sb + 27Al and 550 and 750 MeV 86Kr + 63Cu.  W. E. Parker, M. Kaplan, D. J. Moses, J. M. Alexander, J. T. Boger, R. A. Lacey, and D. M. de Castro Rizzo, Nucl. Phys. A568, 633 (1994)

Light Charged Particle and Intermediate Mass Fragment Emission in the Reaction 640 MeV 86Kr + 63Cu.  J. Boger, J. M. Alexander, G. Auger, A. Elmaani, S. Kox, R. A. Lacey, A. Narayanan, M. Kaplan, D. J. Moses, M. A. McMahan, P. A. DeYoung, C. J. Gelderloos, and G. Gilfoyle, Phys. Rev. C49, 1576 (1994)

Coincidence Correlations Between Light Charged Particles in the Matched Reactions 905 and 1030 MeV 121Sb + 27Al and 550 and 750 MeV 86Kr + 63Cu.  W. E. Parker, M. Kaplan, D. J. Moses, J. M. Alexander, R. A. Lacey, D. M. de Castro Rizzo, J. Boger, A. Narayanan, G. F. Peaslee, and D. G. Popescu, Nucl. Phys. A594, 1 (1995)

Studies of light charged particle emission from fission and ER reactions in the system 344 MeV 28Si + 121Sb  149Tb (E* = 240 MeV).  Morton Kaplan, Craig J. Copi, Paul A. DeYoung, Gerard J. Gilfoyle, Paul J. Karol, David J. Moses, Winifred E. Parker, K. Ernst Rehm, John Sarafa, and Emanuele Vardaci, Nucl. Phys. A686, 109 (2001)