Computational Core

Jason Crane Lab Group

Computational Core

Team approach to data science and AI-based research and development to improve health care. 

Computational Core Services

  • Computational Hardware and Software Development and Management
  • CPU and GPU Computing Architecture
  • Data Storage and Interoperability Tools and Software
  • Advanced Quantitative Imaging Research Resources
  • Applications Development for integration into clinical radiology workflow

Who can use this resource

Researchers across UCSF are encouraged to request the services of the Computational Core for projects that would benefit from a collaborative approach to AI and machine learning-based research.

Computational Core Infrastructure

Computational Core Team

Meet the Computational Core Team

Director Jason Crane, PhD leads computational data scientists Bruno Astuto-Arouche Nunes, PhD, Pablo Damasceno, PhD, James Hawkins, Madeline Hess, Beck Olson, and Rutwik Shah, MD

Core’s Infrastructure Team

Meet the Core’s Infrastructure Team

John Mongan MD,PhD, Jeff Block, Emma Bahroos, Peter Storey, Wyatt Tellis, PhD


  • Combines in-house algorithms and software provided by external collaborators in both the academic and commercial sectors
  • Clinical validation platforms for prospective evaluation of new quantitative software Image
  • Annotation:, NVIDIA AIAA

Scientific Computing Services

SCS supports the computational core via recharge subscription to Radiology and Biomedical Imaging research groups.

High Performance Computing

  • Sun’s Grid Engine (SGE) Scheduler
  • NVIDIA’s DGX-2, the world’s first petaFLOPS system combining 16 interconnected GPUs to accelerate machine learning
  • Wynton, shared high-performance computing cluster, comprised of approximately 400 CPU cores and 116 GPU

Data and Data Science Platform

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