John S. Pellman

John Pellman has been working at the Columbia University Libraries as a systems administrator since 2017.   At the libraries, he maintains computing infrastructure for many key services such as CLIO, Academic Commons, and a variety of open access journals.  Prior to Columbia, he worked at the Child Mind Institute / Nathan Kline Institute as a research assistant providing technical support for a neuroimaging toolbox and a large open access dataset (the Rockland Sample).  His academic computing / IT journey first began in the Language, Action and Brain Lab (now at University College London) when his first principal investigator taught him the wonders of bash tab completion.  Currently, his interests include open science, open data, scientific reproducibility, and data discoverability.  He has a BA in psychology / cognitive science from Oberlin College.