Campus Champions Programs

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

Regional Champions

The Regional Champion Program is built upon the principles and goals of the XSEDE Champion Program. The Regional Champion network facilitates education and training opportunities for researchers, faculty, students and staff in their region that help them make effective use of local, regional and national digital resources and services. Additionally, the Regional Champion Program provides oversight and assistance in a predefined geographical region to ensure that all Champions in that region receive the information and assistance they require, as well as establish a bi-directional conduit between Champions in the region and the XSEDE champion staff, thus ensuring a more efficient dissemination of information, allowing finer grained support. Finally, the Regional Champions acts as a regional point of contact and coordination, to assist in scaling up the Champion program by working with the champion staff to coordinate and identify areas of opportunity for expanding outreach to the user community.

Regional Champions are coordinated by Jeff Pummill.

CHAMPION INSTITUTION DEPUTY CHAMPION INSTITUTION REGION
Ben Nickell Idaho National Labs Nick Maggio University of Oregon 1
Ruth Marinshaw Stanford University Aaron Culich University of California, Berkeley 2
Chester Langin Southern Illinois University Aaron Bergstrom University of North Dakota 3
Dan Andresen Kansas State University Timothy Middelkoop University of Missouri 4
Mark Reed University of North Carolina Craig Tanis University of Tennessee, Chattanooga 5
Scott Hampton University of Notre Dame Stephen Harrell Purdue University 6
Scott Yockel Harvard University Ed Swindelles University of Connecticut 7
Anita Orendt University of Utah Shelley Knuth University of Colorado 8

 


 

Student Champions

INSTITUTION CHAMPION MENTOR GRADUATION YEAR
Georgia State University Mengyuan Zhu Suranga Naranjan 2017
Georgia State University Kenneth Huang Suranga Naranjan 2020
Georgia State University Thakshila Herath Suranga Naranjan 2017
Jackson State University Ebrahim Al-Areqi Carmen Wright 2018
Jackson State University Duber Gomez-Fonseca Carmen Wright 2019
Oklahoma State University Raj Shukla Dana Brunson  
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute James Flamino Joel Geidt 2022
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
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 Florida David Ojika Oleksandr Moskalenko 2018
University of Michigan Simon Adorf Brock Palen 2019
University of Pittsburgh Shervin Sammak Kim Wong  
University of South Dakota Joseph Madison Doug Jennewein 2018
University of Utah Khalid Ahmad Anita Orendt 2021
Virginia Tech University Lu Chen Alana Romanella 2017
       
GRADUATED      
Mississippi State University Nitin Sukhija Trey Breckenridge 2015
Oklahoma State University Phillip Doehle Dana Brunson 2016
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Jorge Alarcon Joel Geidt 2016
       
University of Arkansas Shawn Coleman Jeff Pummill 2014
University of Maryland Baltimore County Genaro Hernadez Paul Schou 2015
University of Houston Clear Lake Tarun Kumar Sharma Liwen Shih 2014
 

 

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 domain-info@xsede.org if you are interested in a discussion with a current domain champion, or in becoming a domain champion yourself.

DOMAIN CHAMPION INSTITUTION
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 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

 

Key Points
Student Champions
Regional Champions
Domain Champions
Contact Information