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Amir Karger

Director of Research Computing

Amir was the first Research Computing Consultant hired to HMS in 2012. He spent several years combining his science and computing backgrounds with a love for talking, helping researchers run analyses and munge their data. Later, he directed a team of Research Computing Consultants. Amir manages the HMS High-Performance Compute Cluster from a non-technical side, ensuring that it provides useful tools and resources to HMS’ diverse researchers. Within RC Leadership, he focuses on HPC, data management, and engagement.

Amir has a BA in Chemistry from Harvard and a PhD in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. He worked at a small pharmaceutical company, then at a large one, before joining Harvard FAS in 2004.

Amir has enjoyed singing in: a rock band, classical choirs, community choirs, Jewish a cappella groups, a “not allowed to sing a cappella” Broadway group (where he met his wife), campfire singalongs, synagogue, and the shower.