Joe Stubbs

Joe Stubbs

Research Associate

Manager, Cloud & Interactive Computing
Advanced Computing Interfaces

Joe leads the Cloud and Interactive Computing (CIC) group, which focuses on building cloud native applications and infrastructure for computational science. CIC develops, deploys and maintains multiple national-scale clouds as part of ongoing projects funded by the National Science Foundation. Additionally, the CIC group contributes to and deploys multiple cloud platforms-as-a-service for computational science including the Agave science-as-a-service platform, TACC's custom JupyterHub, and Abaco: Functions-as-a-service via the Actor model and Linux containers. These platforms are leveraged by numerous cyberinfrastructure projects used by tens of thousands of investigators across various domains of science and engineering.

Prior to joining the University of Texas, Joe received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Texas, Austin and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan. His recent interests include distributed systems, container technologies and interactive scientific computing.

Areas of Research


Interactive computing

Container technologies and reproducible computation

Web security

Selected Publications

Stubbs J., Dooley R., Vaughn M. Containers-as-a-service via the Actor Model. To appear in Proceeding of the 11th Gateway Computing Environments Conference.

Stubbs J., ​Talley S., Moreira W., Stapleton A., Dooley R. Endofday: A Container Workflow Engine for Scalable, Reproducible Computation. 8th International Workshop on Science Gateways. To appear in PeerJ Computer Science.

Stubbs J., Moreira W., Dooley R. Distributed Systems of Microservices Using Docker and Serfnode. Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Science Gateways. IEEE, 2015. doi:10.1109/IWSG.2015.16

Krishnakumar V., Hanlon M., Contrino S., Ferlanti E., Karamycheva S., Kim M., Rosen B., Cheng C., Moreira W., Mock S., Stubbs J., Sullivan J., Krampis K., Miller J., Micklem G., Vaughn M,. Town C. Araport: the Arabidopsis Information Portal. Nucleic Acids Research (18) 2015. doi: 10.1093/nar/gku1200

Hanlon M., Vaughn W., Mock S., Dooley R., Moreira W., Stubbs J, Town C., Miller J., Krishnakumar V., Ferlanti E., Pence E. Araport: An application platform for data discovery. Concurrency and Computation Practice and Experience 27(16). April 2015. DOI: 10.1002/cpe.3542

Dooley R., Stubbs J., Basney J. The MyProxy Gateway. Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Science Gateways. IEEE, 2014. doi: 10.1109/IWSG.2014.8.


Ph.D., Mathematics,
University of Michigan

B.S., Mathematics,
University of Texas at Austin