Lead Systems and Network Analyst/Programmer
Since 2011, Jeffrey Turmelle has managed the IT department for the IRI. His duties include oversight of the computer desktop support, maintenance of the server infrastructure and all services.
Turmelle has been at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, since 1997 and with the IRI since 2001. He received his BS in computer science from the University of Lowell, MA, and a MS in technology management from Columbia University.
Jeff has a background in software development, primarily in computer graphics and imaging processing. In 1997, he came to Lamont to work for the Marine Office as a science crew member aboard the R/V Maurice Ewing, and later moved to the IT group at the IRI.
In addition to keeping the servers working, Jeff is particularly interested in collaborative technologies and is continually looking for ways to improve the communication and sharing of information at the IRI.