Director - Emerging Technology
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Unit and Group Affiliations
Kevin Brooks is a Senior Staff member who graduated from Purdue in 1982 and has been with the Engineering Computer Network since 1984. He has always enjoyed carrying around a tool box, and over the years the contents have changed from punch down tools and soldering irons to network analyzers, disk drives, and laptops. Kevin's responsibilities continue to evolve along with technology and the needs of the organization. He was in charge of hardware maintenance of Sun Microsystems products and infrastructure systems during the peak years of Unix desktop deployments. This was followed by a three year research project where he led a small team in the testing of high availability disk storage systems. As Windows became the prominent desktop system, Kevin has adapted and occasionally serves as a site specialist providing direct local support to the Schools of Engineering. On the weekends, one can often find Kevin and his wife, Ruth, at a horse barn, with Ruth riding her horse and Kevin safely sitting in a lawn chair reading a newspaper. They both enjoy motorcycle travel, boating and fishing, and their granddaughter. Always a child at heart, Kevin likes to share his outdoor toys and adventures with other children while serving as a volunteer for the Tippecanoe County CASA program.