Dale is an R&D staff member within the Advanced Data and Workflows Group where he develops and integrates innovative HPC software technologies that enhance, automate, and extend the data and computational capabilities available to researchers at the OLCF. Dale has special interest in data quality and life-cycle management, cross-facility workflow integration and automation. and tools to improve the repeatability of (computational) science.

Dale is fluent in many programming languages and software technologies, but specializes in high-performance, systems-level C/C++ development. His areas of expertise include high-performance search engines, scalable/distributed graph technologies, message-oriented-middlewares, and near-real-time data streaming and analytics. Dale is able to quickly learn new problem domains and to effectively bridge the gap between domain researchers and the solution space.


University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Electrical Engineering (digital electronics)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

R&D Activities Contributions

Constellation DOI Framework and Portal - Constellation is a digital object identifier (DOI) based science network for supercomputing data. Constellation makes it possible for OLCF researchers to obtain DOIs for large…

Scientific Data Management System (SDMS) - The Scientific Data Management System (SDMS) is a cross-facility data storage, indexing, collaboration, and provisioning system for data generated and used by research scientists within…


2017 — UT-Battelle Significant Event Award - DOI System

2012 — UT-Battelle Significant Event Award - ADARA System


2016 - Sudharshan S. Vazhkudai, John Harney, Raghul Gunasekaran, Dale Stansberry, Seung-Hwan Lim,Tom Barron, Andrew Nash and Arvind Ramanathan. "Constellation: A Science Graph Network for Scalable Data and Knowledge Discovery in Extreme-Scale Scientific Collaborations". Paper presented at the IEEE Workshop on Big Data, Washington D.C., December 2016

2014 - Stuart Campbell, James Kohl, Garrett Granroth, Ross Miller, Mathieu Doucet, Dale Stansberry, Thomas Proffen, Russell Taylor, and David Dillow. "Accelerating Data Acquisition, Reduction, and Analysis at the Spallation Neutron Source". Paper presented at the 10th IEEE International Conference on e-Science, Guaruja, Brazil, October 2014

2013 - Chakraborty, R., J. D. Birdwell, T. Wang, D. V. Stansberry, Methods of Associating an Unknown Biological Specimen with a Family. U. S. Patent 8,412,463, April 2, 2013

2013 - J. D. Birdwell, C. G. Sapp, T. Wang, D. Icove, R. Horn, M. S. Rader, and D. V. Stansberry, Method and apparatus for classifying known specimens and media using spectral properties and identifying unknown specimens and media. U. S. Patent 8,429,153, April 23, 2013

2014 - J. D. Birdwell, T. Wang, D. Icove, S. P. Horn, R. Horn, M. S. Rader, and D. V. Stansberry, Method and apparatus for predicting object properties and events using similarity-based information retrieval and modeling. U. S. Patent 8,775,428, July 8, 2014

2009 - Birdwell, J. D., T. Wang, D. V. Stansberry, J. Pendleton, Method of expert system analysis of DNA electrophoresis data. U. S. Patent 7,624,087, November 24, 2009.