Domain and Student Champions

Campus Champions programs include Regional, Student, and Domain Champions.



Student Champions

Student Champion volunteer responsibilities may vary from one institution to another and depending on your Mentor. Student Champions may work with their Campus Champion Mentor to provide outreach on campus to help users access the best advanced computing resource that will help them accomplish their research goals, provide training to users on campus, or work on special projects assigned by your Mentor. Student Champions are also encouraged to attend the annual PEARC conference and participate in PEARC student program as well as submit posters or papers to the conference. 

Interested in applying to become a Student Champion? Fill out this form and someone will be in touch soon! (Please note that your institution must be part of the Champions program and you must have a Campus Champion mentor. To check to see if your institution is part of the Champions program and to get in touch a Champion on your campus, check here. Can't find your institution on the list? Fill out the application form and we will work to help you!)

Florida A&M Univerisity George Kurian Hongmei Chi  
Florida A&M Univeristy Temilola Aderibigbe Hongmei Chi 2019
Florida A&M Univeristy Stacyann Nelsom Hongmei Chi 2020
Georgia Institute of Technology Sebastian Kayhan Hollister Semir Sarajlic 2021
Georgia State University Kenneth Huang Suranga Naranjan 2020
Georgia State University Thakshila Herath Suranga Naranjan 2018
Jackson State University Ebrahim Al-Areqi Carmen Wright 2018
Jackson State University Duber Gomez-Fonseca Carmen Wright 2019
John Hopkins University Jodie Hoh Jaime Combariza, Anthony Kolasny, Kevin Manalo 2022
New Mexico State University Mohammed Tanash Diana Toups Dugas 2020
Oklahoma State University Raj Shukla Dana Brunson 2018
Oklahoma State University Venkat Padmanapan Rao Philip Doehle 2019
Oklahom State University  Nathalia Graf Grachet Philip Doehle 2019
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute James Flamino Joel Geidt 2022
Southern Illinois University

Majid Memari

Chet Langin 2018
Southern Illinois University Alvin Gonzales Chet Langin 2020
Tufts University Georgios (George) Karamanis Shawn G. Doughty 2018
University of California - Merced Luanzheng Guo Sarvani Chadalapaka  
University of Central Florida Amit Goel Paul Weigand  
University of Houston-Downtown Eashrak Zubair Hong Lin 2020
University of Illinois at Chicago Babak Kashir Taloori Jon Komperda 2020
University of Michigan Simon Adorf Brock Palen 2019
University of Missouri Alexander Barnes Timothy Middelkoop 2018
University of Nevada-Reno Sateesh Peri Frederick C. Harris 2022
University of North Carolina Wilmington Cory Nichols Shrum Eddie Dunn  
University of South Dakota Joseph Madison Doug Jennewein 2018
Virginia Tech University David Barto Alana Romanella 2020
Winston-Salem State University Daniel Caines Xiuping Tao 2019
Georgia State University Mengyuan Zhu Suranga Naranjan 2017
Mississippi State University Nitin Sukhija Trey Breckenridge 2015
Oklahoma State University Phillip Doehle Dana Brunson 2016
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Jorge Alarcon Joel Geidt 2016
Southern Illinois University Alex Sommers Chet Langin 2018
Southern Illinois University Sai Susheel Sunkara Chet Langin 2018
Southern Illinois University Monica Majiga Chet Langin 2017
Southern Illinois University Sai Sandeep Kadiyala  Chet Langin 2017
Southern Illinois University Rezaul Nishat Chet Langin 2018
University of Arkansas Shawn Coleman Jeff Pummill 2014
University of Florida David Ojika
Oleksandr Moskalenko
University of Houston Clear Lake Tarun Kumar Sharma Liwen Shih 2014
University of Maryland Baltimore County Genaro Hernadez Paul Schou 2015
University of North Carolina Wilmington James Stinson Gray Eddie Dunn 2018
University of Pittsburgh Shervin Sammak Kim Wong 2016
Virginia Tech University Lu Chen Alana Romanella 2017

Updated: October 15, 2018

Domain Champions

Domain Champions act as ambassadors by spreading the word about what XSEDE can do to boost the advancement of their field, based on their personal experience, and to connect interested colleagues to the right people/resources in the XSEDE community (XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS) staff, Campus Champions, documentation/training, helpdesk, etc.). Domain Champions work within their discipline, rather than within a geographic or institutional territory.

The table below lists our current domain champions. We are very interested in adding new domains as well as additional champions for each domain. Please contact if you are interested in a discussion with a current domain champion, or in becoming a domain champion yourself.

Astrophysics, Aerospace, and Planetary Science Matthew Route Purdue University
Data Analysis Rob Kooper University of Illinois
Finance Mao Ye University of Illinois
Molecular Dynamics Tom Cheatham University of Utah
Genomics Brian Couger Oklahoma State University
Digital Humanities Virginia Kuhn University of Southern California
Digital Humanities Michael Simeone Arizona State University
Genomics and Biological Field Stations Thomas DoakCarrie L. GanoteSheri SandersBhavya Nalagampalli Papudeshi Indiana University, National Center for Genome Analysis Support
Chemistry and Material Science Sudhakar Pamidighantam Indiana University
Fluid Dynamics & Multi-phase Flows Amit Amritkar University of Houston
Chemistry Christopher J. Fennell Oklahoma State University
Geographic Information Systems Eric Shook University of Minnesota

Last Updated: October 15, 2018

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