Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame



Paul Brenner

Office:  111B Information Technology Center

Phone:  574-631-9286


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Current Positions
Associate Director, High Performance Computing, Center for Research Computing
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame
M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Ohio State University
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Research Interests
The focus of Dr. Brenner's research is on the advancement of computational infrastructure for scientific discovery. Three current areas of work are: Cloud and Distributed Systems for Science, Architecture Aware Scientific Algorithm Design, and Implementing Energy Efficient Computational Infrastructure.

Relevant Energy Publications

  1. Patrick Raycroft, Ryan Jansen, Mateusz Jarus, and Paul Brenner Performance Bounded Energy Efficient Virtual Machine Allocation in the Global Cloud; Journal of Sustainable Computing; Vol 4, March 2014.
  2. J. Zack Woodruff, Paul Brenner, Aimee P.C. Buccellato, and David B. Go Environmentally Opportunistic Computing: A distributed waste heat reutilization approach to energy efficient buildings and data centers; Journal, Energy and Building; Vol 69, February 2014.
  3. P. Brenner, D. Thain, A. Buccellato, D. Go “Environmental Opportunistic Computing,” Chapter in Handbook of Energy-Aware and Green Computing (ed. by I. Ahmad and S. Ranka), 2011.