Mr. Jeff Braun
B.S. Color School of Mines, 1986 M.S. University of Utah, 1989 M.S. University of Montana, 1998
Scientific Data Visualization High Performance Computing - currently developing Montana Tech's HPC infrastrucure Data Structures, Algorithms, and system courses
I grew up in Colorado and studied Geophysical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines because it combined my two main interests – geology and computers. After earning a Master’s Degree in Geophysics at the Univ. of Utah, I spent over five years working in the petroleum industry in California and Louisiana. In 1995, I happily returned to the Rocky Mountain region, got married, and began work on a second Master’s Degree, this time in Computer Science at the Univ. of Montana. I started working at Montana Tech in 1998 as a Research Associate and I began teaching computer science full time in 2001. I enjoy living in Butte because it offers fantastic recreational opportunities, including skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and trail running. I am the Ski and Snowboard Club advisor and the instructor for Montana Tech's Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding class that meets Tuesday afternoons at Discovery Ski Areas (www.skidiscovery.com ). I have hiked the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) from Canada through Colorado. I am a member of and assist the Continental Divide Trail Society (CDTS). In 2008, I became involved with Butte’s P&M Runners, which organizes the annual Wulfman’s CDT 14K trail race.