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 of academic, industry and faculty clusters
  • Help desk administration and knowledgebase development
  • Account and subscription management
  • ColdFront project manager
  • OnDemand administrator
  • Windows and MacOS desktop support
  • CCR website steward

Supported Projects:

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 CCR, CBLS, 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.

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.

HPC-NY: Collaboration of NYS businesses and research organizations

Virtual Infrastructure for Data Intensive Analysis (VIDIA): This project is a collaboration with SUNY Oneonta and allows social science students an easy way to analyze large datasets.  Dori supports the hardware for this project.

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.

Education:

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