Enterprise Research Infrastructure & Services

ERIS provides information services and technologies that enable and drive research and innovation across the academic medical centers of Mass General Brigham (MGB). ERIS is composed of service-oriented teams that directly support and collaborate with researchers. ERIS provides applications, processes and resources that support the basic, biomedical and clinical research missions across the MGB System.

ERIS provides the interface for the research community to MGB Information Systems (IS). We provide advocacy and guidance on behalf of research to the many enterprise projects and consults that involve Information Security, ITS, Network Engineering, Contracts, Security and other corporate departments. We help define, test and deliver services provided by IS that affect Research.

Leadership Team

Brent Richter

Brent Richter

Director

Brent leads the talented members of ERIS who identify, develop and provide the technology and essential services needed to enable the forefront of research and innovation for the Mass General Brigham and its Academic Medical Centers.

 

Alissa-Scharf

Alissa Scharf

Manager - Research Computing Core

Alissa manages the Research Computing Core, which includes a team of Engineers, Developers and Systems Administrators. The Core is a fee-for-service group that offers consulting, discounted software licenses and storage services for your research needs.

 

Edana Martin

Edana Martin

Manager - Scientific Computing

Edana manages the Scientific Computing Linux Clusters platform and team. She also provides assistance to all researchers to develop their projects in our platforms.

 

Eloy Toscano

Eloy Toscano

Director – Enterprise Data and Analytics Platform Infrastructure

 

 

John Varner

John Varner

Manager of Operations

 

 

Kevin Mullins

Kevin Mullins

Manager – IaaS

Kevin is responsible for developing and delivering enterprise-wide IT services for the research community that includes Linux, Windows and Storage support, along with DIPR and Database hosting for the research community.

 

Nick Yale

Nick Yale

Manager – ERIS Research IS Site Teams

Nick manages the site teams located at BWH, MGH & MCL along with managing site specific & Enterprise projects that involve the unmanaged devices.

 

Customer Service/Business Relationship

While customer service is a priority for all teams, there are individuals devoted to it.

ERIS works to connect customers with the specific information technology products and services that meet their unique research processes and priorities. These individuals bring enterprise-wide awareness of ERIS services, resources, training and events to the research communities.

We work to support the continuous improvement of services across cross-functional teams as well as manage the communications to our customers and the research enterprise.

We remain focused on customer success and want to hear from you. If you have any feedback or requests, please contact rcc@partners.org

Brent Richter

Brent Richter

Director

 

John Varner

Manager of Operations

 

 

Will Small

Will Small

ERIS Support Analyst

Will supports the research community by troubleshooting technical issues, responding to inquiries, and assisting with software purchases. He supports ERIS by triaging incoming tickets, supporting the research computing core, purchasing, and acting as a liaison with software vendors.

 

Enterprise Data and Analytics Platform

This team works on several projects to bring multiple types of healthcare data into secure environments and platforms for analysis.

ERIS works on several Enterprise projects to bring multiple types of health care data into secure environments and platforms for research and analysis. Learn more about these projects.

Eloy Toscano

Eloy Toscano

Director – Enterprise Data and Analytics Platform Infrastructure

 

Alexsey Sapozhnikov

Alexsey Sapozhnikov

Systems Engineer I

 

 

Anudeep Reddy Donthiri

Anudeep Reddy Donthiri

Hadoop Administrator

 

 

byron

Byron Garcia

Sr. Project Manager

 

 

Christine Wasunna

Christine Wasunna

 

Christine will facilitate the integration of existing research platforms with the Data Enclave, analyze and document customer requirements & develop seamless solutions for leveraging the Data Enclave environment.

 

Herbert Lin

Herbert Lin

Sr. System Architect & Big Data Solutions SME

 

 

Kendi Tresor

Kendi Tresor

Systems Administrator

 

 

Rodrigo Dominguez

Rodrigo Dominguez

Infrastructure Engineer

Rodrigo provides infrastructure support for the Enterprise Data Analytics Platform as well as the day-to-day operation of the ERISOne Linux Cluster involving hardware, networking, system configuration and storage. 

Vinh Nguyen

Vinh Nguyen

Sr. System Engineer & VDI SME

 

 

User Services/Research IT Consulting

The site teams at MGH, BWH (RICS), Spaulding & McLean support all non-standard devices and consult with the research communities directly.

The site teams at MGH, BWH (RICS), Spaulding & McLean support all non-standard devices including Macs, Apple products, Linux and PCs in the environment. This team also consults with and connects the research communities directly with ERIS and IS services. 

Nick Yale

Nick Yale

Manager

 

Ken Dao

Ken Dao

Network Administrator 1 – MCL

Ken provides advanced technical and customer support for Macintosh, Windows, and mobile (iOS and Android) to end-users and research departments at McLean.

 

John Weng

John Weng

Network Administration Specialist – BWH

In addition to providing general end-user technical support, John manages the web hosting services provided by ERIS and contributes to additional special projects that impact BWH researchers.

 

Randy Chacon

Randy Chacon

Network Administrator 1 – MCL

Randolph helps users with their computer problems and software issues at McLean Hospital.

 

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Provides storage, database, hosted solutions and the Discovery Informatics Platform for Research (DIPR) to meet research needs.

This team provides storage, database, hosted solutions and the Discovery Informatics Platform for Research (DIPR) to meet research needs. This service provides IT power to researchers without the maintenance burden. Learn more about these services.

Kevin Mullins

Kevin Mullins

Manager

Bala Sravanam

Bala Sravanam

Systems Engineer

 

Hyme Schachter

Hyme Schachter

Systems Programmer II

Hyme lends Windows support to IaaS, helping people install Matlab and Stata, supporting the SAS server, and ordering Adopt-A-Node servers.

 

Jonathan Hamill

Systems Engineer

Jonathan works with the ERIS team to continue to move forward in infrastructure and cloud technologies.

 

Michael Rogal

Michael Rogal

Senior Project Specialist

 

 

Phurpa Thapa

Phurpa Thapa

Jr. Systems Analyst

 

 

Ramanujam Maram

Ramanujam Maram

Database Administrator

Raj oversees our Oracle, MYSQL, MS SQL, and Postgres databases. Raj joins ERIS with a tremendous amount of experience as a Senior Oracle Database Administrator.

 

Rolf Fabre

Rolf Fabre

Server Engineer

 

Tom Faiano

Tom Faiano

Systems Engineer II

 

Research Computing Core

Provides consulting and technology services to researchers and their project teams at competitive hourly rates.

The Research Computing Core offers fee-for-service dedicated services including consultation, custom systems programming and database development, desktop support and software licenses for the teaching hospitals of Partners HealthCare. Learn more about these services.

Mission Statement

The ERIS Core Facility provides cost-effective consultation and technical services to advance world-class medical research. Our goal is to facilitate research breakthroughs through collaborative approaches that are economically structured for research finances.

Fees & Purchasing Information

 

Alissa-Scharf

 

Alissa Scharf

Manager

Amanda

Amanda Gardner

Systems Designer

Amanda develops websites and web applications for the Mass General Brigham research community.

 

Chris Mow

Chris Mow

Senior Systems Developer

Chris develops custom software applications, plug-ins, and automated systems for Partners research labs on a fee-for-service basis.

 

>Joshua Sostek

Joshua Sostek

Systems Designer

Josh builds departmental and lab websites, specializing in several technologies such as PHP, Java, Drupal, and WordPress.

Kevin Kammer

Kevin Kammer

Project Analyst

 

Scientific Computing (SciC)

Provides high-performance analysis servers, compute clusters and storage for data processing and analysis.

ERIS provides computational resources and scientific computing support to the research community at Mass General Brigham (MGB) hospitals. Our high-performance analysis servers, compute clusters and storage are relied upon daily for data processing and analysis by research groups across the organization. Learn more about these services.

Edana Martin

Team Manager and Data Science Tools & Applications Engineer

Edana supports the Scientific Computing Linux Clusters and IDEA platforms. She also provides assistance to all researchers to develop their projects in our platforms.

Dennis Gurgul

Contractor

Dennis retired from Mass General Brigham in 2011 but didn't have anywhere else to go, so he sticks around helping researchers schedule their work on the HPC system.

 

Dmytro Shyshlov

Application Specialist

Dima works with the ERIS team to continue to move the Scientific Computing environments forward.

 

Eoin Flynn

Co-op Student, Northeastern University

 

 

Henry Paik

Data Analytics Analyst

Henry is in charge of data circulation for BWH Pathology as well as leading the R User Group.

 

Jacques Fatal

HPC System Engineer

Jacques works with the ERIS team to continue to move the Scientific Computing environments forward.

 

Jasmine Liu

Co-op Student, Northeastern University

 

 

Pavel Kovtunenko

Application Specialist

 

 

Richard Kenny

Application Specialist

 

 

Tam Nguyen

HPC Infrastructure Engineer

Tam works with the ERIS team to upgrade our Scientific Computing cluster and provide exceptional support to the users.