Our group has moved from the University of Washington to the State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo since I decided to take up a leadership position as Professor and Division Chief of Bioinformatics in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. Even though the move is effective October 1, 2014, that's just my official start date. Our personal items were moved in a few months. I copyied all our data (about 20 TB worth) to my new cluster here and my new office and cluster scheduled to begin in January 2015 ended up beign more like May/June 2015.
I am trying ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible, and that all our servers are reachable during the transition period, but there will be some glitches. Please bear with us during this period of transition.
We will be expanding our department and my division and as I get settled in, we will recruit new faculty members who'd be interested in joining us. There are some great benefits to working in the medical school here that is not usually fund elsewhere. My group also will be rebooting and as I get settled in, I plan to continue to expand as I had before. All this will happen gradually over the next few years.
While I enjoyed my time in Seattle, and had a great time there, I have to say that I'm really enjoying being in a smaller city and Buffalo is going through a remarkable transformation, which I am happy to be a part of. We're living on a place on Lake Ontario in Youngstown with a view of the water and the Toronto skyline in the distance, so it's somewhat similar to our former place on the Puget Sound in Mukilteo with a view of the Olympics though this time we can actually go to the water and live on about 1.5 acres of park-like land (with its own zip line even!). While it is colder here (an UnderArmour Jacket is my clothing of choice), it is also sunnier and I've always said snow is preferable to rain.