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van Zon


Ramses obtained his Ph.D. in Physics at Utrecht University, and has worked at the Rockefeller University and at the Chemical Physics Theory Group of the University of Toronto. He has extensive experience with distributed and shared memory computing, advanced algorithms for molecular dynamics, bioinformatics computations and workflows.
At SciNet, he provides advice and support to users on topics such as code optimization, application porting, workflow, improving efficiency, and parallel programming. He is also heavily involved in organizing and delivering SciNet’s training and education efforts such as workshops, courses, user group meetings, summer school, and graduate courses on scientific computing.
On a national level, he is a member of Compute Canada’s Research National Support Team and he coordinates Canada’s role in the annual International Summer School on HPC Challenges.



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Associate Member Restricted to Teaching

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