Luki Goldschmidt, PhD, Sr. Manager of Computing
Luki Goldschmidt, PhD
Institute for Protein Design
Department of Biochemistry
University of Washington
Benjamin Hall Interdisciplinary Research Building
616 NE Northlake Place
Seattle, WA 98105
Luki joined the IPD in 2017 to manage the ever growing computational infrastructure at the institute, and to continue to pursue his passion in software development. He has over 20 years of experience in software development and more than 15 years in building and running Linux servers and high-performance computing systems. His responsibilities at the IPD include design, build-out, and operation of computational systems that enable the exciting research done here. He is in charge of our local HPC cluster that is used to develop and prototype new computational methods and protocols, and servers for Rosetta@home where these protocols are used at a large scale. He also ensures that researchers’ data stay safe, backed-up, replicated and archived.
Luki is always thinking of ways to improve things and loves to explore and experiment with new technologies. He is not afraid of unconventional solutions, happy to write some custom code and, if need be, climb ladders or drill through things. Reading manuals is not his strength, but he can take a project all way from a concept to the finished product.
Luki received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 2009 where he used Rosetta for his thesis work in David Eisenberg’s laboratory. He has been part of the Rosetta community for many years and contributed several modules to the code base. He grew up in Poland, then Germany, then the US, fluently speaks those three languages and loves to travel… and music.