Staff

Nick Featherstone

HPC Specialist.   Nick has been involved in HPC since 2005, and he specializes in parallel algorithm development and optimization.   In addition to providing user support and consulting services, he studies the generation of solar magnetism through the use of parallel, 3-D MHD simulations.   Nick received a Ph.D. from the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado. 

John Blaas

John has been working in HPC as a system administrator since 2010, coming most recently from Argonne National Lab. There he worked with the Laboratory Computing Resource Center to build and support the lab's mid range computing resources across three computational clusters and provided guidance for the design of new clusters and workflows.  John works to insure the reliability of the computing resources and maintain and improve current infrastructure that supports Research Computing.

Jonathon Anderson

Jonathon has been involved with academic HPC since 2006, having served previously at Argonne National Laboratory, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He carries general experience in Linux system and cluster administration and specializes in system design and automation. Jonathon received his B.S. in Computer Science at Olivet Nazarene University.

Shelley Knuth

Shelley is the Assistant Director of User Services. Her roles include leading support efforts to ensure a better experience for our users, and helping scientists optimize their research through effective data management skills.  She is also the Director of Education and Training in the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS), a collaborative effort with the CU Libraries.  She earned her PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences in Spring 2014.

Tim Dunn

Tim Dunn grew up in Niwot, Co. He is working on multiple majors in Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB), Applied Math, Computer Science and Biochemistry as well as a minor in Atmospheric and Oceanic sciences. All this points to his love of high performance scientific computing and most especially scientific visualization.

Zebula Sampedro

Senior HPC Gateway Developer. His specialities include full-stack web development, software architecture, user-centered design, and automated deployment infrastructures. Zebula holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Becky Yeager

Becky is the Outreach and Business Coordinator for Research Computing. She also helps manage the Rocky Mountain Advance Computing Consortium. She has a B.A. in History from Carleton College and a M.A. in Media and Public Affairs from The George Washington University.

Peter Ruprecht

Senior HPC Analyst. Pete has been involved with scientific and high-performance computing since college. His expertise includes numerical libraries and scientific software packages as well as cluster design and administration. He looks forward to supporting researchers from all disciplines. Pete received a PhD in Atomic Physics from Oxford University.

Daniel Milroy

Senior HPC Consultant. Daniel specializes in parallel I/O, parallel application design, algorithms, and system administration.  Daniel holds a B.A. in Physics from the University of Chicago, and is a PhD student in Computer Science at CU Boulder.

Joel Frahm

Research Computing Consultant. Joel's previous position was Director of Computing and Electronics at the CU/NIST research institute JILA. Possessing a keen interest in science, computing and networks, Joel has spent his entire professional career at the University of Colorado in Boulder in computing and network support roles, including deploying high performance computing and networking to researchers at JILA when HPC was still a young field.

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