Who we are


To become a leading research institute supporting education and research in cloud computing with local and global impact.


Support faculty research activities and projects on cloud computing and data analytics and help make UTSA the top choice in Texas for education and research in cloud computing
Develop collaborations with industry and other academic institutions to bring the latest technologies and extramural funding in cloud computing to the University

Our Goals

Build infrastructure research in collaboration with industry partners

Train a pipeline of students to be prepared for the future demands of the workforce

Our People


Bernard Arulanandam

Vice President for Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprise

Jeff Prevost

Interim Executive Director and Co-Founder

Paul Rud

Assistant Director and Co-Founder

Administrative Support

Laurie Noriega

Research Program Coordinator

Thomas Nese

Program Specialist


Office Assistant II

Tené Mckenzie

Student Assistant II


Student Assistant II

Executive Support

JoAnn Browning

Dean — College of Engineering

Pamela Smith

Interim Dean — College 
of Business

David Silva

Dean — College of Sciences

John Engates


Lorenzo Gomez