Parter, David

David Parter

Credentials: (He/Him)


Computer Science (CS) Department
IT Director

David Parter Headshot


David is the IT Director for the Department of Computer Sciences and the Computer Systems Lab. The CSL provides IT services for the Computer Sciences Department and the Statistics Department, the new School of Computer, Data and Information Sciences (CDIS), and for some affiliated programs.

In addition to leading the CSL, David has been an active participant in campus IT activities including serving on the IT Policy Planning and Analysis Team (PAT), several policy drafting and development teams, co-chairing MIST (Madison Information Security Team) and serving on the MIST Executive committee, L&S Technical Leadership Committee and various other project or topic teams. David was a founder of the IT Professionals Conference and co-chair of the first three conferences. Previously, David served as program chair of the LISA (Large Installation System Administration) conference and on multiple program committees, and on the board of related professional associations.

David has also been an Academic Staff Assembly representative or alternate for several terms, and is a graduate of the ITLP/MOR leadership program.

Outside of work, David is a hockey referee and player and a private pilot.

2022 Sessions

Resources for (New and Existing) UW-Madison IT Professionals
IT Careers Panel

2021 Session

IT Policy Bootcamp – Live Session

2020 Session

Extending Mulifactor Authentication to the Desktop and Network

2019 Session

Continuous Integration: Experience with CI quality tools and gitlab (and a demo of sonarqube)