R. Benjamin Abernathy

B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1982, University of Wisconsin

Computer Facilities Manager

Ben Abernathy

Ben has worked in the department since he received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1982. He has served as the computer facilities manager for ten years. In this capacity, he is responsible for the operations and management of the multi-vendor computing facility which provides computer services to the one hundred plus faculty, staff, and graduate students within the department. He occasionally travels with geophysical field research projects assisting with deployment of data recording equipment. He has designed several of the computer classrooms within the department including most recently renovating the L. R. Laudon lecture hall with computer, video, multi-media, and slide projection equipment, complete with total room touch panel control, transforming it into one most sophisticated presentation auditoriums on the Madison campus.