Brad Praiswater is a Technology Manager for the Center for the Advancement of Data and Research in Economics (CADRE) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He has a passion for high performance computing (HPC) and leads the deveopment of the HPC enviroment for CADRE to assist researchers across the Federal Reserve System with compute and data intensive research. In addition, he is an XSEDE campus champion for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. 

He joined the Bank in 1999 after 5 years at Andersen Consulting and a year and a half at an Internet startup. Brad holds a bachelor of science in computer science.