Director, Duke Research Computing
Mark DeLong is director of Duke Research Computing. He holds expertise in managing large computational infrastructure at the university and medical center, and is particularly interesting in developing computational infrastructure that increases research reproducibility, especially in studies that require large and complex computational environments.
He was previously Director of Computing and Data Resources at Duke’s Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, and has been involved in scientific computing for various biomedical research initiatives. He has extensive experience with high performance compute clusters and Linux based systems. Over his career at Duke and at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), he has published and presented on a broad array of fields, showing an engagement in research activities across disciplines. Publications include areas of academic talent, literature and literary studies, "big data" databases and analysis, study of synthetic datasets, and protection of data. DeLong is an experienced grant-writer, having been instrumental in securing more than $3 million in grant funding, including endowment contributions.
DeLong has led non-profit organizations, serving as an officer and board member for the American Association for Gifted Children (AAGC) and the Presidential Scholars Foundation, a non-profit associated with the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. He has provided testimony for the US Senate committee on Health and Human Services.
He holds a BA from Oklahoma City University, AM and PhD from Duke University. He pursued two years of advanced study in philosophy and history in Germany (Tübingen and Göttingen). He is married and has three grown children. He is an avid restorer of classic cars.