Contact Us

Research Computing Staff are part of Information Technology Services (ITS) located in 2 Ell Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

The best way to contact the staff is via email.

Research Computing email is:

This will reach: Rajiv Shridhar (Dir-Systems & Production Srvcs, ITS), Robert Pierce (Asst Dir-Syst & Production Srvcs, ITS), Nilay Roy (Asst Dir-Research Computing, ITS), Sumit Ghosh (Graduate Asst – Candidate MS Computer Science – ’16), and Kumar Aakash (Graduate Asst – Candidate MS Computer Science – ’16).

Your email will be reviewed and the most appropriate person will contact you right away.

Alternatively please feel free to walk in to our office – 2 Ell Hall – located behind the NEU bookstore. A research computing staff will available be from 9.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

For Nilay Roy walk in Mondays to Fridays between 10am to 12pm and 3pm to 6pm. Saturdays are by appointment only – email for appointments.

Sumit Ghosh and Kumar Aakash are available from 2pm to 6pm Tuesdays, and from 12pm to 6pm Wednesdays to Fridays.

In addition to conference space in the office we have two terminals for users to use to connect to the Discovery Cluster and work with research computing staff. We also have a waiting area and several free cubicles with power outlets that can be used while waiting.

If you have an immediate need, something urgent or require a response in 30 minutes during regular business hours or within 2 hours outside regular business hours contact the following research computing members directly:

If you have equipment that you want to locate at MGHPCC and have it managed by ITS Research Computing please fill in the questionnaire/checklist downloaded from here and email it to We will then evaluate the feasibility and costs (if any) involved and will contact you within two business days to provide a solution.

To cite Information Technology Services – Research Computing at Northeastern University the following is suggested at a minimum:

“The authors acknowledge Information Technology Services, Research Computing at Northeastern University for providing high performance computing and storage, related software, visualization, and consulting resources that have contributed to the research results reported within this paper. URL”

For a summary of the Discovery Cluster configuration go here.

Thank you – The Research Computing Team.