Gregory Ray Hidley, Ph.D.


January 5, 1950 -- Born -- Bethesda, Maryland




2017-Present Project Manager, HPWREN, PRP and CENIC

2007-2017 Technical Director, Research Project Manager, Cal(IT)2

2005-2007 Technical Director, Camera Project, Cal(IT)2

2004-2006 Chief Infrastructure Office, Cal(IT)2

1999-2004 Head Technology Infrastructure, Cal(IT)2

1988-2004 Director Engineering Computing, University of California, San Diego

1986-1994 Adjunct Lecturer, CSE Department, UCSD

1983-1985 Lecturer, EECS Extension, UCSD

1983-1988 Director CSSG, EECS Department, UCSD

1981-1983 Member of Technical Staff, ITT

1976-1981 Teaching and Research Assistant, UCSD



1976-1984 University of California, San Diego, Ph.D.

1973-1976 California State University, San Diego, B.A.

1971-1973 University of Goettingen, West Germany



Assembly and high level programming languages, systems and application program development, software engineering.

Operating system design (specializing in device interface strategies, file system structures, inter-process communications, networking, and protection mechanisms).

Computer architecture and organization, parallel computation strategies, client/server and distributed computing models.

High speed networking, distributed communications models and protocols, network management strategies.

Design and implementation of language recognition and analysis systems: to include both natural (automated language recognition systems) and computer (translators, command language interpreters and compilers) language recognition.

Evolution of campus communications and computing models, to include all phases of wide area (WAN) and local area (LAN) network design and implementation.

Evolution of network based data-access models, to include client server, multi-tier, and data warehouse architectures as well as emerging enterprise-wide decision support and resource planning systems.



A Computer-Assisted Analysis of the Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records, presented at the 1981 MLA Conference in New York.


Calculit: A Tool to Assist Literary Analysis, Journal of the Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLa), Vo. II No. 1, 1983.


A Computer-Aided Syntax Analysis of Poetic Texts, presented at the 1982 PAPC Conference in Eugene, Oregon.


Device Independent Graphic Enhancements under Unix, Proceedings of the Winter 1983 Usenix Conference in San Diego, Calif.


The structure of Beowulf: a computer assisted analysis. Diss. University of California, San Diego, 1984.

DoD Networking Protocols and their Implementations, presented at the 1984 Winter Networking Conference, by invitation, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.


Unix Systems Administration Workshop, presented at the 1985 UCSD Summer Computer Science Seminars, La Jolla, Calif.


Unix Advanced Development Tools Workshop, presented at the 1985 UCSD Summer Computer Science Seminars, La Jolla, Calif.


The Application of Software Tools in the Support of Old English Poetic Studies, Journal of the Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC), V1, N1, 1986.


Teaching Computer Architecture on a Network of Microcomputers, presented at the 1987 Winter University Unix Users Association Conference, Denver, Colorado.


Program Chairman for 1988 Winter Usenix Conference, January 30 - February 3rd, 1989, San Diego, California.


Report of the Client Server Access Team (Role of Client Server technology in campus administrative computing, team director and primary report author), March 28, 1993.


Report of the Client Server Access Team (Client Server configurations recommended for campus administrative computing, team director and primary report author), September 27, 1993.


"Anglo-Saxon poetic records" , 13 October 1993, University of Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford, ISBN 9781106000088. The Old English texts in the ASPR were digitised by Greg Hidley under the auspices of the Toronto Dictionary of Old English project.


Internet Access Infrastructure. Presented at the 1996 Winter National Electrical Engineering Department Heads Association Conference, March 26, 1996, San Diego, California.


Building the Experimental/Development Network. Session chair for CENIC 2002 CalREN Networking Conference, May 6, 2002, San Diego, California.


OptiPuter Regional Connectivity via CENIC and NLR. Session chair for CENIC 2004 CalREN Networking Conference, March 16, 2004, Marina Del Rey, California. style='mso-font-kerning:14.0pt'> 


OptIPuter: National Networking Update. Session chair for CENIC 2005 CalREN Networking Conference, March 8, 2005, Marina Del Rey, California.

The OptIPortal, A Scalable Visualization, Storage, And Computing Interface Device For The OptiPuterT. DeFanti, J. Leigh, L. Renambot, B. Jeong, A. Verlo, L. Long, M. Brown, D. Sandin, V. Vishwanath, Q. Liu, M. Katz, P. Papadopoulos, J. Keefe, G. Hidley, G. Dawe, I.Kaufman, B. Glogowski, K.-W. Doerr, R. Singh, J. Girado, J. Schulze, F. Kuester, L. Smarr, Future Generation Computer Systems, Volume 25, Issue 2, February 2009.

Building An OptIPlanet Collaboratory To Support Microbial MetagenomicsL. Smarr, P. Gilna, P. Papadopoulos, T. DeFanti, G. Hidley, J. Wooley, E. V. Armbrust, F. Rohwer, E. Frost, Future Generation Computer Systems, Volume 25, Issue 2, February 2009.

Visualizing Science: The OptIPuter Project,Gail W. Pieper, Thomas A. DeFanti, Qian Liu, Mason Katz, Phil Papadopoulos, Joseph Keefe, Greg Hidley, Greg Dawe, Ian Kaufman, Bryan Glogowski, Kai-Uwe Doerr, Jurgen P. Schulze, FalkoKuester, Peter Otto, Ramesh Rao, Larry Smarr, Jason Leigh, Luc Renambot, Alan Verlo, Lance Long,Maxine Brown, Dan Sandin, Venkatram Vishwanath, Robert Kooima, Javier Girado, Byungil Jeong, In SciDAC Review, Spring 2009, vol. 12, pp. 3241, IOP Publishing in association with Argonne National Laboratory, for the US Department of Energy, Office of Science.