Clinton Collins Joins UF ICBR as Director of Cyberinfrastructure
With over 30 years of experience, most recently working in IT at UF Physics since 2013, Clint joins the UF ICBR team in hopes of improving processes and discovering new tools for researchers. What Clint especially likes about working in the field is the diversity of problems he gets to help solve. As he puts it, “For most modern workplaces, IT is a catalyst for productivity. We don’t do the work directly, but what we do helps the work get done faster and more accurately.” And sometimes he can suggest how to use the existing IT resources more efficiently, allowing researchers to get more bang for the IT buck.
When he is not at his job, Clint works on his three-acre homestead, raising both fish and vegetables. He employs high-tech equipment to recycle the fish water and uses the waste to grow herbs and tomatoes.