Craig Finch is a Principal Consultant at Rootwork InfoTech LLC with extensive experience in research and development, computational science, engineering, data science, software development, enterprise IT, and entrepreneurship.
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Craig Finch is an NSF-funded research scientist who is more interested in solving practical problems than climbing the tenure ladder. Dr. Finch started his career as a design engineer in the wireless communications sector during the massive growth period of the late 90′s. Growing bored with the evolutionary nature of wireless technology, the end of the tech bubble provided an excuse to take a break from industry and pursue a PhD in Modeling and Simulation at the NanoScience Technology Center at the University of Central Florida. Craig developed predictive computational tools and used them to design devices that pushed the boundaries of biotechnology. His research included optical biosensors, microfluidic devices, and function tissue constructs. Following his PhD, Craig was responsible for STOKES, the most powerful high performance computing cluster in Central Florida. On the side, Craig has worked as a concert lighting designer, wrote a technical book (Sage Beginners Guide), and held leadership positions in volunteer organizations.
- Principal Consultant at Rootwork InfoTech, LLC
- Postdoctoral Research Associate at STOKES Advanced Research Computing Center
- Research Assistant, Hybrid Systems Lab, UCF NanoScience Technology Center
- Design Engineer, TriQuint Semiconductor
- PhD, Modeling and Simulation, University of Central Florida
- MS in Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida
- BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Co-PI on National Science Foundation (NSF) cyberinfrastructure grant ACI-1340919 to build a dedicated research at UCF that features a science DMZ, software-defined networking (SDN) with OpenFlow, and performance measurement with perfSONAR.
- Co-PI on National Science Foundation (NSF) cyberinfrastructure grant ACI-1440590 to fund a position for a cyberinfrastructure engineer at the University of Central Florida for two years.
Dr. Finch is interested in developing mathematical models and simulation software to predict the behavior of physical systems. He has worked with many types of simulations including computational electromagnetics, computational fluid dynamics, multi-physics and molecular modeling. He is familiar with C/C++, Fortran, MATLAB, and PHP, but his favorite programming language is Python.