About us

Together, we have many years of experience programming for science, mentoring, and teaching computing.

Radovan Bast is a research software engineer with background in theoretical chemistry. He leads the CodeRefinery project. At UiT he leads the high-performance computing group and the research software engineering group. These days mostly programming in Python, Rust, R, and JavaScript but has spent many years with Fortran, C(++), and CMake.

Magnar Bjørgve has a background in applied mathematics and theoretical chemistry. He is working in the GPU and training team at NRIS at the University of Tromsø, Norway.

Gregor Decristoforo gained experience in parallel programming and research software engineering during his PhD in computational physics. As a Postdoc at UiT he set up and maintained the Complex Systems Modelling Github organization. Gregor has experience in Python, C++ and CUDA and is currently learning R and Rust.

Jørn Dietze is almost finished with a Ph.D in bioinformatics. He is working with high-performance computing systems and has experience with programming in Python, Julia, and a little bit of C. He is part of NRIS at the University of Tromsø, Norway, and the LUMI User Support Team.

And you? If you are interested in this work, please contact us.

photo of the cake from the group inauguration event

Former group members

Bente Barge is a Ph.D student in computational chemistry and part-time member of the HPC group at the University of Tromsø, Norway. Coding has been an important part of her Ph.D and her interest in research software development has evolved during her time in academia.

Geir Villy Isaksen was in our group when we started this when we were only two persons. We are grateful for his contributions to the group, the artwork, work on the website, and outreach.