Center for Computing Research (CCR)

Center for Computing Research

Jason Matthew Gates

Jason Matthew Gates
Software Engineering &Research
Email: jmgate@sandia.gov
Phone: 505/284-4571

Mailing address:
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS 1321
Albuquerque, NM
87185-1320

My name is Jason Gates and I'm a DevOps Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories.  My undergraduate research focussed on simulating magnetically confined high-temperature plasmas, but in the midst of that I realized I was more interested in the math running behind the scenes.  To that end, my graduate research focussed on numerical methods and scientific computing, but in the midst of that I realized I cared more about helping people do the software engineering side of their research better.  I spent some time with Northrop Grumman Mission Systems as a Systems Engineer and learned much of what software engineering and DevOps means for a large distributed team developing and maintaining a massive software product supporting a decades-long mission critical to national security.  At Sandia, I've tried to take what I learned there and apply it by helping scientific R&D codes and teams transition toward becoming high-quality production-stable software engineering efforts.  These days most of my efforts are focused on developing and maintaining DevOps pipelines and their associated infrastructure.  My passion is teaching and helping others do what they do better.

Education/Background

Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado

  • Ph.D. in Mathematical and Computer Science
  • GPA:  4.0
  • Qualifying Exams:  Passed
  • Left incomplete due to family responsibilities

University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • M.S. in Applied Mathematics
  • Graduation:  May, 2011
  • GPA:  3.917

University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • B.S. in Engineering Physics with a concentration in Robotics
  • B.S. in Applied Mathematics
  • B.A. in German
  • Graduation:  May, 2009
  • GPA:  3.916

Projects

Software

Selected Publications & Presentations

2020
2018
2017