Dori Sajdak

Dori Sajdak.

Senior Systems Administrator

Dori has been with CCR since 2002 and a UB staff member since 1998.  She is also a University at Buffalo alum!  Dori is our primary point of contact for the Help Desk Portal and handles much of the Center's web and email communications.   

Areas of Support:

  • Linux cluster administration
  • Help desk administration and knowledgebase development
  • Account and allocation management
  • ColdFront project manager
  • OnDemand administrator
  • Help desk and ColdFront student intern supervisor
  • CCR website steward

Currently Supported Projects:

Open OnDemand & XDMoD integration - NSF award #1835725 - Open OnDemand 2.0: Advancing Accessibility and Scalability for Computational Science through Leveraged Software Cyberinfrastructure.  Dori serves as the CCR liason for this project and as part of the Open OnDemand Scientific Community Advocacy Group

ColdFront: An open source resource allocation system designed to provide a central portal for administration, reporting, and measuring scientific impact of HPC resources. Coldfront was created to help HPC centers manage access to a diverse set of resources across large groups of users and provide a rich set of extensible meta data for comprehensive reporting.  Dori is the project manager for Coldfront.

Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics (BIG):   A project empowered by the NYS governor to collaborate with the New York Genome Center, UB's CCRCBLS, and IHI work together to enable breakthroughs in treatments of serious diseases.  Dori has been the lead administrator on the BIG project since it's inception.

Professional Activities:

  • Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program participant at International Supercomputing Conference (SC). SCiNET network volunteer 2017 on devops & monitoring team

  • Invited speaker at NYSERNET Conference, Syracuse, NY – presented on SC17 WINS program and sat on panel discussion on diversity in computing

  • Girl Scounts Day with an Engineer 2019

  • Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus student open house (2016-18) - annual event for local teenagers to tour campus facilities and hear about various STEM topics. Demonstrated how supercomputers affect their daily life

  • CIT (UB central IT) IGNITE 2013 – worked on a small team to develop a competition among all University IT staff to come up with new, innovative ideas which culminated in an event where teams presented their plans. The winners were given funding by the CIO to develop a proof of concept.


BA Geography - State University of New York at Buffalo
with specialization certificate in GIS & Cartography