Rob Lane is the Executive Director of Information Technology in the Department of Computer Science, where he is responsible for the management and direction of all aspects of technology for the Department. He previously served as the manager of the Research Computing Services team at CU Information Technology, where he focused on building and managing high-performance computing (HPC) clusters for research. He has also taught the for-credit class, COMS3102 "Using Linux," and has hosted many workshops covering introductory topics in Linux and high-performance computing.
Prior to joining Columbia in 2005, Mr. Lane held a variety of hands-on technical roles in a series of internet start-up companies. Before the internet boom, he spent three years at IBM, where he worked on compiler development for the AS/400. Mr. Lane has a BSc Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario.