Meet the Team

Contact us by emailing an individual team member, or email researchcomputing@boisestate.edu. We’re located at 1114 S. Manitou Avenue on the Boise State campus.

Research Computing

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    Steven Cutchin

    Director of Research Computing & Associate Professor

    Oversees all programs, policies, and infrastructure within the Research Computing Services Department.

    Oversees all programs, policies, and infrastructure within the Research Computing Services Department.

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    Mendi Edgar

    Associate Director

    Supports program planning and implementation, operations management, and grant development.

    Supports program planning and implementation, operations management, and grant development.

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    Jason Watt

    Senior Cyberinfrastructure Engineer

    Works with Boise State researchers, postdocs and graduate students to provide expertise in parallel software development; leverage existing on- and off-campus CI resources to increase computational science; develop solutions for big data transfer, storage and retrieval; and advance education and broaden knowledge of CI resources through community engagement.

    Works with Boise State researchers, postdocs and graduate students to provide expertise in parallel software development; leverage existing on- and off-campus CI resources to increase computational science; develop solutions for big data transfer, storage and retrieval; and advance education and broaden knowledge of CI resources through community engagement.

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    Kelly Byrne

    Senior High Performance Computing System Administrator

    Responsible for operations of high-performance computing (HPC) and infrastructure technology solutions to enable and optimize business and research capabilities. Interacts with scientists and senior management to understand computational and data storage needs and to plan and deliver solutions. Responsible for working closely with scientists in enabling data analytics and visualizations. Support Linux and Windows based systems including virtual workstations, laboratory instrument controllers, applications, databases and large storage systems.

    Responsible for operations of high-performance computing (HPC) and infrastructure technology solutions to enable and optimize business and research capabilities. Interacts with scientists and senior management to understand computational and data storage needs and to plan and deliver solutions. Responsible for working closely with scientists in enabling data analytics and visualizations. Support Linux and Windows based systems including virtual workstations, laboratory instrument controllers, applications, databases and large storage systems.

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    Kyle Shannon

    Senior Software Engineer

    Assists researchers with programming tasks including optimization, debugging, and creating software for specific tasks. Automates recurring/repetitive tasks using software or other tools. Adapts existing code or tools to better fit research goals. Assists with data access, modification, extraction and translation.

    Assists researchers with programming tasks including optimization, debugging, and creating software for specific tasks. Automates recurring/repetitive tasks using software or other tools. Adapts existing code or tools to better fit research goals. Assists with data access, modification, extraction and translation.

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    Forrest Burt

    HPC Technician-the-team

    Supports researchers on campus by providing high performance computing services and coordinating for storage and movement of big data.

    Supports researchers on campus by providing high performance computing services and coordinating for storage and movement of big data.

Boise State University Research Cyberinfrastructure Advisory Council

Purpose: To guide, advise, and prioritize research computing projects, investments, and practices.

Mission: The mission of the Boise State University Research Cyberinfrastructure Advisory Council is to ensure robust and reliable environment for Boise State University researchers and faculty: to provide network speed, computational power, storage, and connectivity seamlessly while ensuring centralized support and communication for ongoing CI efforts.

Meeting Frequency: Once per month

  • Harold Blackman

    Interim Vice President of Research

  • Max Davis-Johnson

    Chief of Information Technology

  • Lejo Flores

    Associate Professor (Geosciences)

  • Eric Jankowski

    Assistant Professor (Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering)

  • Timothy Anderson

    Professor (Computer Science)

  • Rex Oxford

    Associate Dean for College of Engineering

  • Michelle Armstrong

    Associate Dean and Head, Scholarly Communications and Data Management, Albertsons Library