Brandon Barker joined the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing in 2014 as a scientific computing consultant. While at CAC he has worked on two mid-sized research applications written in Scala (one web-oriented, the other a graphical desktop application), and multiple smaller Scala projects and libraries. Also at the CAC, he contributed to non-Scala work including the development of scientific computing training materials and contributing development to arXiv.org - a large article preprint site used by over 300,000 authors and many more readers.
Previously, Brandon completed his doctoral research on method development in metabolic modeling and applications of metabolic modeling to genetic interactions at Cornell University; he remains involved with this research at Cornell. Brandon is interested in getting Scala more exposure in scientific computing and in graduate training in general.