Rion Dooley

Rion Dooley

Research Associate

Advanced Computing Interfaces


Rion Dooley, Research Associate, is Manager of the Web and Cloud Services group, a group of technological blacksmiths tasked with evaluating bleeding edge technology to build solutions that bring HPC and Big Data Analytics to the web. He is also Principal Investigator on the Agave Project a Science-as-a-Service API platform allowing researchers worldwide to manage data, run code, collaborate freely, and integrate their science anywhere.

Rion received an A.A. degree from Southeastern Iowa Community College, B.A. (Math) and B.A. (computer science) degrees from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Louisiana State University. His research pulls together areas of distributed computing, data informatics, security, and information modeling to craft innovative and engaging experiences for researchers of all domains. His work has aided researchers across 5 continents and continues to be used by some of the largest academic research communities worldwide.

Rion's actively puts his wife and two daughters at the top of his list of accomplishments. He hopes his work can someday edge out dancing teddy bears and waterproof mascara on their lists of favorite inventions.

Current Projects

The Agave Platform (Lead PI)

The Arabidopsis Information Portal (Senior Personnel)

CyVerse (Lead Science APIs)


Ph.D. Computer Science
Louisiana State University

B.A. Math, B.A. Computer Science
Augustana College

A.A. Liberal Arts
Southeastern Iowa Community College

Selected Publications

Gesing, S.; Dooley, R.; Pierce, M.; Kruger, J.; Grunzke, R.; Herres-Pawlis, S.; Hoffmann, A., "Science gateways - leveraging modeling and simulations in HPC infrastructures via increased usability," in High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS), 2015 International Conference on, vol., no., pp.19-26, 20-24 July 2015. doi: 10.1109/HPCSim.2015.7237017

Dooley, R.; Stubbs, J.; Basney, J., "The MyProxy Gateway," in Science Gateways (IWSG), 2014 6th International Workshop on , vol., no., pp.6-11, 3-5 June 2014 doi: 10.1109/IWSG.2014.8

Dooley, R. and Hanlon, M. R. (2014), Recipes 2.0: building for today and tomorrow. Concurrency Computat.: Pract. Exper.. doi: 10.1002/cpe.3285.

Dooley, Rion, Matthew Vaughn, Dan Stanzione, Steve Terry, Edwin Skidmore. "Software-as-a-Service: The CyVerse API", 5th IEEE Workshop on Many-Task Computing on Grids and Supercomputers (MTAGS), Salt Lake City, UT, 2012.

Dooley, Rion, Matthew Vaughn, Steven Terry, Dan Stanzione, Edwin Skidmore, and Nirav Merchant. "Your Data, Your Way," The Third International Workshop on Data Intensive Computing in the Cloud (DataCloud2012). Salt Lake City, UT, 2012.