Kent Wenger -- short biography

Kent's face Kent's face underwater (scuba diving) Closeup of Kent in a bike race

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in computer sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990 after also studying at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Northwestern University (with internships at the Mayo Clinic and IBM and work for Nicolet Instrument Corporation along the way).

After graduating, I did programming for analytical chemistry instrumentation at Extrel FTMS in Madison. In 1996, I moved to the UW-Madison computer sciences department as an associate researcher on the DEVise (Data Exploration and Visualization) project. I continue to develop the DEVise software for the BioMagResBank (a depository for quantitative data derived from NMR spectroscopic investigations of biological macromolecules). Since 2002, I have also worked on the HTCondor project, and I am now one of the main developers of the DAGMan (Directed Acyclic Graph Manager) workflow execution engine. I am currently working with the Pegasus team at the Information Sciences Institute to more closely integrate DAGMan with the Pegasus (Planning for Execution in Grids) workflow mapping engine.

My wife and I live in Madison near the UW campus. When I am not working, I can often be found cycling through the Wisconsin countryside.

Last updated 2012-10-31.