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Contact us by emailing an individual team member, or email researchcomputing@boisestate.edu.

Research Computing

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    Elizabeth Leake

    Director of Research Computing

    Directs Research Computing Services’ personnel, policies, programs and infrastructure; assists with proposal development and external relations; and coordinates the department’s engagement with locally-hosted, regional, federated, and cloud-enabled research computing resources and services.

    Directs Research Computing Services’ personnel, policies, programs and infrastructure; assists with proposal development and external relations; and coordinates the department’s engagement with locally-hosted, regional, federated, and cloud-enabled research computing resources and services.

  • Steven Cutchin

    Faculty Director of Research Computing & Associate Professor

    Chief faculty liaison and primary architect for campus and regional research cyberinfrastructure; Campus point-of-contact for WestNet and NSF Big Data Innovation Hub; Plays a central role in faculty consultations to provide visualization expertise, and to ensure that all have access to the resources and services they need to succeed.

    Chief faculty liaison and primary architect for campus and regional research cyberinfrastructure; Campus point-of-contact for WestNet and NSF Big Data Innovation Hub; Plays a central role in faculty consultations to provide visualization expertise, and to ensure that all have access to the resources and services they need to succeed.

  • 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.

  • James Nelson

    HPC Engineer III

    Interacts with stakeholders to understand computational and data storage needs to design and support a wide range of CI solutions. Serves as an XSEDE Campus Champion to help Boise State research faculty and students leverage the federated computational resources and services that are supported by the U.S. taxpayer investment.

    Interacts with stakeholders to understand computational and data storage needs to design and support a wide range of CI solutions. Serves as an XSEDE Campus Champion to help Boise State research faculty and students leverage the federated computational resources and services that are supported by the U.S. taxpayer investment.

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    Frank Willmore

    HPC Engineer III

    Software integrator for RCS HPC resources, serving as Boise State liaison for the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) C3+3 collaboration in support of the Falcon supercomputer; provides training on a variety of software and CI services; Principal developer of VACUUMMS software package.

    Software integrator for RCS HPC resources, serving as Boise State liaison for the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) C3+3 collaboration in support of the Falcon supercomputer; provides training on a variety of software and CI services; Principal developer of VACUUMMS software package.

  • Jenny Fothergill

    HPC Engineer II

    Provides training in the use of locally hosted, federated and cloud-enabled computational, software and storage CI solutions. Specialized in computational chemistry, materials science, and related applications; provides consultation services to Boise State researchers and students on data analytics and scientific visualization challenges.

    Provides training in the use of locally hosted, federated and cloud-enabled computational, software and storage CI solutions. Specialized in computational chemistry, materials science, and related applications; provides consultation services to Boise State researchers and students on data analytics and scientific visualization challenges.

  • 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.

  • Eli Woodard

    HPC Student Intern

    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

  • Nancy Glenn

    Vice President of Research

  • Max Davis-Johnson

    Chief of Information Technology

  • Alejandro Flores

    Associate Professor (Geosciences)

  • Eric Jankowski

    Assistant Professor (Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering)

  • Timothy Anderson

    Professor and Co-Director (Computer Science)

  • Michelle Armstrong

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