Michael Robin Crusoe

Account namecrusoe
OpenPGP fingerprint724D 6093 3711 3C71 0550 D747 3C26 763F 6C67 E6E2
Status Debian Developer, uploading since 2020-05-04

Short Biography

I have been using Debian on a personal basis since about 2001, shortly after I discovered Linux. In the intervening years I've worked as a sysadmin and developer. I paused my career to return to college where I got a B.S. in Microbiology from Arizona State University. After working in bioinformatics I moved into research computing standards. I am one of the co-founders of the Common Workflow Language project and I am the CWL Project Lead: https://www.commonwl.org

A resident of Berlin, Germany, I am employed by VU Amsterdam and the Dutch Tech Center for Life Science where I am working on my PhD in computational research workflows and contributing to the Netherlands node of ELIXIR, the European network for life science data, compute, and interoperability. I maintain a complete academic CV at https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2961-9670

I have had the tremendous pleasure to work with the Debian-Med packaging team on 100+ packages: https://udd.debian.org/dmd/?email1=michael.crusoe%40gmail.com&email2=crusoe%40ucdavis.edu&email3=mcrusoe%40msu.edu In 2020 I organized Debian Med's participation in the COVID-19 Virtual BioHackathon and I've been the local host or co-host for three of the last 4 Debian-Med sprints

Lately my specialty is introducing non-x86 architecture support to packages that rely on X86 intrinsics via the "SIMD Everywhere" package https://tracker.debian.org/simde ; if all goes well I'll be co-mentoring a number of students to expand the utility of that package this summer (2020).

You can call me "Michael" and my pronouns are he/him.

Personal history

New-style processes
Started Last Target Applicant UID Status AM
2019-03-09 2020-05-04 DD, upl. Michael Robin Crusoe crusoe Closed peb
2020-01-29 2020-02-04 DM+account Michael Robin Crusoe crusoe Closed
2017-08-25 2018-02-21 DD, upl. Michael Robin Crusoe crusoe Closed
2017-05-06 2017-06-07 DM+account Michael Robin Crusoe crusoe Closed
Old-style processes
Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
crusoe Feb. 24, 2016 May 6, 2017 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Cancelled None tille, moeller