Discussing Compute Research and Support in Academia With Ruth Marinshaw

May 28, 2024


Tune into this month’s episode of Trends from the Trenches, where host Stan Gloss and Ruth Marinshaw, CTO of Research Computing at Stanford University, talk about the accomplishments and challenges of supporting a diverse population of researchers in academia. Marinshaw also delves into building a reliable and trustworthy service, computational infrastructure as an essential tool for the lab, what FAIR data means to her at Stanford, and her thoughts on AI and its impact.

Ruth Marinshaw, chief technology officer, Research Computing, Stanford University
Ruth Marinshaw is CTO for Research Computing at Stanford University. Jointly reporting to the Dean of Research and the University CIO, Ruth and the Research Computing team engage with researchers and technologists across a wide spectrum of disciplines to support a growing portfolio of research technologies and cyberinfrastructure services.

With more than 25 years of experience in supporting, managing and leading technology teams and programs in higher ed, Ruth is especially interested in extending the potential of high-end computing to research areas whose compute and analysis needs cannot be met by traditional HPC solutions. Ruth is actively engaged in the broader national HPC and Research Computing communities. Among other activities, she currently serves as co-chair of the National Science Foundation's Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure and is a member of the Steering Committee for the PEARC Conference Series.

Host Bio

Stan Gloss


As co-founder and Evangelist of BioTeam, Stan Gloss has been working to tell the stories of the intersection of science, data and technology since 2002. Gloss joined with fellow founding partners Bill Van Etten and Chris Dagdigian to form BioTeam in 2002 following his tenure in business development with AVAKI Corporation, a pioneer in global grid software solutions, and Blackstone Computing, a computing and IT consulting company for scientists, Gloss led the sales initiative that launched the company in the life sciences market. Gloss earned his MS at the University of Buffalo and was a department chairman and faculty member at Quinnipiac University.

A life science IT consulting firm at the intersection of science, data, and technology, BioTeam builds innovative scientific data ecosystems that close the gap between what scientists want to do with data—and what they can do. Learn more at