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Christopher Noyes

Associate Director of Information Technology – Infrastructure and Architecture

Christopher Noyes

Contact

Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
316 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Christopher Noyes, 202 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Biography

Christopher Noyes is the Associate Director of Information Technology – Infrastructure and Architecture at Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Sciences. He works in all aspects of the IT environment and leads a team of systems administrators. Christopher earned his BS in Computer Science and Masters in Information Assurance from Northeastern University.

Education

  • BS in Computer Science, Northeastern University
  • MS in Information Assurance, Northeastern University

What are the specifics of your educational/career background?

I received my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Northeastern University. After graduation, I took a job with my co-op employer, the Systems Group at CCIS. I started as the Windows administrator, and through training, experience, and promotions, I moved to my position as the associate director of IT – infrastructure and architecture. In this role, I am involved in all aspects of the IT environment and lead a team of talented systems administrators to provide infrastructure services to CCIS.

I am passionate about computer security; recently completing a Masters in Information Assurance from Northeastern University in order to further my education and expand my experience.

What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern? What do you enjoy most interesting about what you do?

As the associate director of IT – Infrastructure and Architecture, I am responsible for the College of Computer and Information Science’s research and production infrastructure. I am the technical lead for the infrastructure administrators that we have on staff, while actively developing projects to improve the reliability and security of the services that we offer.

What I find most interesting about the position is the opportunity to work on new and cutting edge technologies, as well as an ability to stay active in the conference circuit, where I can acquire new knowledge and network with industry professionals.

What’s the most compelling thing to you about the work that goes on at CCIS?

Our faculty and students are always working on interesting projects, and I love that we are able to offer the infrastructure that makes this possible. The CCIS community comes up with new and interesting ideas, and we are able to empower them to move their ideas to reality.

Where did you grow up or spend your most defining years?

My childhood years were spent in Stoughton, MA. You might find me building tree forts in the woods, playing on old video game systems with friends, or stage managing productions at the local theater.

Where did you study? Any reason in particular why you opted for those particular schools?

I received my first computer in middle school and was drawn in immediately. After convincing my parents to purchase a modem for fax use, I quickly got them hooked on America Online. Once I had access to the internet, my journey truly began. I wrote programs and scripts in the 1990s and ran a small online interest group around this up until the 2000s. I took more formal programming classes in high school and knew that Computer Science was my passion. While at Northeastern, I took the time to join the IT crew group at CCIS and soon realized that I wanted to pursue systems administration as a career.