Current Campus Champions
Current Campus Champions listed by institution. Participation as either an Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) or as a minority-serving institution (MSI) is also indicated.
|Campus Champion Institutions|
|Total Academic Institutions||275|
|Academic institutions in EPSCoR jurisdictions||80|
|Minority Serving Institutions||55|
|Minority Serving Institutions in EPSCoR jurisdictions||18|
|Non-academic, not-for-profit organizations||36|
|Total Campus Champion Institutions||311|
|Total Number of Champions||655|
LAST UPDATED: January 17, 2020
|Alabama A & M University||Damian Clarke, Raziq Yaqub||✔||✔|
|Albany State University||Olabisi Ojo, Konda Reddy Karnati||✔|
|Arizona State University||Michael Simeone (domain) , Sean Dudley, Johnathan Lee, Lee Reynolds, William Dizon, Ian Shaeffer, Dalena Hardy, Gil Speyer, Richard Gould, Chris Kurtz, Jason Yalim, Philip Tarrant, Douglas Jennewein, Marisa Brazil, Rebecca Belshe|
|Arkansas State University||Hai Jiang||✔|
|Auburn University||Tony Skjellum||✔|
|Austin Peay State University||Justin Oelgoetz|
|Bates College||Kai Evenson||✔|
|Baylor College of Medicine||Pavel Sumazin , Hua-Sheng Chiu, Hyunjae Ryan Kim|
|Baylor University||Mike Hutcheson, Carl Bell, Brian Sitton|
|Bentley University||Jason Wells|
|Bethune-Cookman University||Ahmed Badi||✔|
|Boise State University||Kyle Shannon, Mike Henry (student), Jason Watt, Kelly Byrne, Mendi Edgar||✔|
|Boston Children's Hospital||Arash Nemati Hayati|
|Boston University||Wayne Gilmore, Charlie Jahnke, Augustine Abaris, Brian Gregor, Katia Oleinik, Jacob Pessin|
|Bowdoin College||Dj Merrill , Stephen Houser||✔|
|Brandeis University||John Edison|
|Brown University||Helen Kershaw, Maximilian King, Paul Hall, Khemraj Shukla, Mete Tunca, Paul Stey||✔|
|California Baptist University||Linn Carothers||✔|
|California Institute of Technology||Tom Morrell|
|California State Polytechnic University-Pomona||Chantal Stieber|
|California State University-Sacramento||Anna Klimaszewski-Patterson||✔|
|California State University-San Bernardino||Dung Vu, James MacDonell||✔|
|Carnegie Institution for Science||Floyd A. Fayton, Jr.|
|Carnegie Mellon University||Bryan Webb, Franz Franchetti, Carl Skipper|
|Case Western Reserve University||Roger Bielefeld, Hadrian Djohari, Emily Dragowsky, James Michael Warfe, Sanjaya Gajurel|
|Centre College||David Toth||✔|
|Chapman University||James Kelly|
|Children's Research Institute, Children's Mercy Kansas City||Shane Corder|
|Claremont McKenna College||Jeho Park|
|Clark Atlanta University||Dina Tandabany||✔|
|Clarkson Univeristy||Jeeves Green, Joshua A. Fiske|
|Clemson University||Marcin Ziolkowski, Xizhou Feng, Ashwin Srinath, Jeffrey Denton, Corey Ferrier||✔|
|Cleveland Clinic Foundation||Iris Nira Smith, Daniel Blankenberg|
|Clinton College||Terris S. Riley||✔||✔|
|Coastal Carolina University||Will Jones, Thomas Hoffman||✔|
|Colby College||Randall Downer||✔|
|College of Charleston||Berhane Temelso||✔|
|College of Staten Island CUNY||Sharon Loverde||✔|
|College of William and Mary||Eric Walter|
|Colorado School of Mines||Torey Battelle|
|Columbia University||Rob Lane, George Garrett|
|Columbia University Medical Center||Vinod Gupta|
|Complex Biological Systems Alliance||Kris Holton|
|Cornell University||Susan Mehringer|
|Dakota State University||David Zeng||✔|
|Dillard University||Tomekia Simeon, Brian Desil (student), Priscilla Saarah (student)||✔||✔|
|Doane University-Arts & Sciences||Adam Erck, Mark Meysenburg||✔|
|Dominican University of California||Randall Hall|
|Drexel University||David Chin|
|Duke University||Tom Milledge|
|Earlham College||Charlie Peck|
|Emory University||Jingchao Zhang|
|Federal Reserve Bank Of Kansas City (CADRE)||BJ Lougee, Chris Stackpole, Michael Robinson|
|Federal Reserve Bank Of Kansas City (CADRE) - OKC Branch||Greg Woodward||✔|
|Federal Reserve Bank Of New York||Ernest Miller, Kevin Kelliher|
|Felidae Conservation Fund||Kevin Clark|
|Ferris State University||Luis Rivera, David Petillo|
|Fisk University||Michael Watson||✔|
|Florida A and M University||Hongmei Chi, Jesse Edwards, Yohn Jairo Parra Bautista, Rodolfo Tsuyoshi F. Kamikabeya (student), Emon Nelson (student)||✔|
|Florida Atlantic University||Rhian Resnick|
|Florida International University||David Driesbach, Cassian D'Cunha||✔|
|Florida Southern College||Christian Roberson|
|Florida State University||Paul van der Mark|
|Francis Marion University||K. Daniel Brauss, Jordan D. McDonnell||✔||✔|
|Franklin and Marshall College||Jason Brooks|
|George Mason University||Jayshree Sarma, Jeffrey Bassett, Alastair Neil|
|George Washington University||Hanning Chen, Adam Wong, Glen Maclachlan, William Burke|
|Georgetown University||Alisa Kang|
|Georgia Institute of Technology||Mehmet Belgin, Semir Sarajlic, Nuyun (Nellie) Zhang, Sebastian Kayhan Hollister (student), Paul Manno, Kevin Manalo|
|Georgia Southern University||Brandon Kimmons, Dain Overstreet|
|Georgia State University||Neranjan "Suranga" Edirisinghe Pathiran, Ken Huang, Thakshila Herath (student), Melchizedek Mashiku (student)||✔|
|Gettysburg College||Charles Kann|
|Great Plains Network||Kate Adams, James Deaton|
|Harvard Medical School||Jason Key|
|Harvard University||Scott Yockel, Plamen Krastev, Francesco Pontiggia|
|Harvey Mudd College||Aashita Kesarwani|
|Hood College||Xinlian Liu|
|Howard University||Marcus Alfred||✔|
|Idaho National Laboratory||Ben Nickell, Eric Whiting, Tami Grimmett||✔|
|Idaho State University||Keith Weber, Randy Gaines, Dong Xu||✔|
|Illinois Institute of Technology||Jeff Wereszczynski|
|Indiana University||Abhinav Thota, Sudahakar Pamidighantam (domain) , Junjie Li, Thomas Doak (domain) , Carrie L. Ganote (domain) , Sheri Sanders (domain) , Bhavya Nalagampalli Papudeshi (domain) , Le Mai Weakley|
|Indiana University of Pennsylvania||John Chrispell|
|Iowa State University||Andrew Severin, James Coyle, Levi Baber, Justin Stanley (student)|
|Jackson State University||Carmen Wright, Duber Gomez-Fonseca (student)||✔||✔|
|James Madison University||Yasmeen Shorish, Isaiah Sumner|
|Jarvis Christian College||Widodo Samyono||✔|
|John Brown University||Jill Ellenbarger||✔|
|Johns Hopkins University||Anthony Kolasny, Jaime Combariza, Jodie Hoh (student)|
|Juniata College||Burak Cem Konduk|
|Kansas Research and Education Network||Casey Russell||✔|
|Kansas State University||Dan Andresen, Mohammed Tanash (student), Kyle Hutson||✔|
|Kennesaw State University||Dick Gayler, Jon Preston|
|Kentucky State University||Chi Shen||✔||✔|
|Lafayette College||Bill Thompson, Jason Simms|
|Lamar University||Larry Osborne|
|Langston University||Franklin Fondjo, Abebaw Tadesse, Joel Snow||✔||✔|
|Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory||Andrew Wiedlea|
|Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory||Todd Gamblin|
|Lehigh University||Alexander Pacheco|
|Lock Haven University||Kevin Range|
|Louisiana State University||Feng Chen, Blaise A Bourdin||✔|
|Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans||Mohamad Qayoom||✔|
|Louisiana Tech University||Don Liu||✔|
|Marquette University||Craig Struble, Lars Olson, Xizhou Feng|
|Marshall University||Jack Smith||✔|
|Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center||Julie Ma, Abigail Waters (student)|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Christopher Hill, Lauren Milechin|
|Medical University of South Carolina||Starr Hazard||✔|
|Miami University-Oxford||Jens Mueller|
|Michigan State University||Andrew Keen, Yongjun Choi, Dirk Colbry, Brian Loomis, Justin Booth, Dave Dai, Arthur "Chip" Shank II|
|Michigan Technological University||Gowtham|
|Middle Tennessee State University||Dwayne John|
|Midwestern State University||Eduardo Colmenares-Diaz, Broday Walker (student)|
|Mississippi State University||Trey Breckenridge||✔|
|Missouri State University||Matt Siebert|
|Missouri University of Science and Technology||Buddy Scharfenberg, Don Howdeshell|
|Monmouth College||Christopher Fasano|
|Montana State University||Jonathan Hilmer||✔|
|Montana Tech||Bowen Deng||✔|
|Morgan State University||Asamoah Nkwanta, James Wachira||✔|
|NCAR/UCAR||Davide Del Vento|
|National University||Ali Farahani|
|Navajo Technical University||Jason Arviso||✔||✔|
|New Jersey Institute of Technology||Glenn "Gedaliah" Wolosh, Roman Voronov, Vatsal Shah (student)|
|New Mexico State University||Alla Kammerdiner, Diana Dugas, Strahinja Trecakov||✔||✔|
|New York University||Shenglong Wang|
|North Carolina A & T State University||Dukka KC||✔|
|North Carolina Central University||Caesar Jackson, Alade Tokuta||✔|
|North Carolina State University at Raleigh||Lisa Lowe|
|North Dakota State University||Dane Skow, Nick Dusek, Oluwasijibomi "Siji" Saula, Khang Hoang||✔|
|Northern Arizona University||Christopher Coffey, Jason Buechler, William Wilson|
|Northern Illinois University||Jifu Tan|
|Northwest Missouri State University||Jim Campbell|
|Northwestern State University (Louisiana Scholars' College)||Brad Burkman||✔|
|Northwestern University||Pascal Paschos, Alper Kinaci, Sajid Ali (student)|
|OWASP Foundation Learning Gateway Project||Bev Corwin, Laureano Batista, Zoe Braiterman, Noreen Whysel|
|Ohio State University||Keith Stewart, Sandy Shew|
|Ohio Supercomputer Center||Karen Tomko|
|Oklahoma Baptist University||Yuan-Liang Albert Chen||✔|
|Oklahoma Innovation Institute||John Mosher||✔|
|Oklahoma State University||Brian Couger (domain) , Jesse Schafer, Christopher J. Fennell (domain) , Phillip Doehle, Evan Linde, Venkat Padmanapan Rao (student), Bethelehem Ali Beker (student)||✔|
|Old Dominion University||Wirawan Purwanto|
|Oral Roberts University||Stephen R. Wheat||✔|
|Oregon State University||David Barber, CJ Keist, Mark Keever, Dylan Keon|
|Penn State University||Wayne Figurelle, Guido Cervone, Diego Menendez, Jeff Nucciarone|
|Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center||Stephen Deems, John Urbanic|
|Pomona College||Asya Shklyar, Andrew Crawford, Omar Zintan Mwinila-Yuori (student), Samuel Millette (student)|
|Portland State University||William Garrick|
|Princeton University||Ian Cosden|
|Purdue University||Xiao Zhu, Tsai-wei Wu, Matthew Route (domain) , Stephen Harrell, Eric Adams|
|RAND Corporation||Justin Chapman|
|Reed College||Trina Marmarelli, Johnny Powell , Ben Poliakoff|
|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||Joel Giedt, James Flamino (student)|
|Rhodes College||Brian Larkins|
|Rice University||Qiyou Jiang, Erik Engquist, Xiaoqin Huang, Clinton Heider, John Mulligan|
|Rochester Institute of Technology||Andrew W. Elble , Emilio Del Plato, Charles Gruener, Paul Mezzanini, Sidney Pendelberry|
|Rowan University||Ghulam Rasool|
|Rutgers University||Kevin Abbey, Shantenu Jha, Bill Abbott, Leslie Michelson, Paul Framhein, Galen Collier, Eric Marshall, Kristina Plazonic, Vlad Kholodovych|
|SUNY at Albany||Kevin Tyle, Nicholas Schiraldi|
|Saint Louis University||Eric Kaufmann, Frank Gerhard Schroer IV (student)|
|Saint Martin University||Shawn Duan|
|San Diego State University||Mary Thomas||✔|
|San Jose State University||Sen Chiao, Werner Goveya|
|Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania||Nitin Sukhija|
|Sonoma State University||Mark Perri||✔|
|South Carolina State University||Biswajit Biswal, Jagruti Sahoo||✔||✔|
|South Dakota School of Mines and Technology||Rafal M. Oszwaldowski||✔|
|South Dakota State University||Kevin Brandt, Maria Kalyvaki, Roberto Villegas-Diaz (student)||✔|
|Southeast Missouri State University||Marcus Bond|
|Southern Connecticut State University||Yigui Wang|
|Southern Illinois University-Carbondale||Shaikh Ahmed, Chet Langin, Majid Memari (student), Aaron Walber (student)|
|Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville||Kade Cole, Andrew Speer|
|Southern Methodist University||Amit Kumar, Merlin Wilkerson, Robert Kalescky|
|Southern University and A & M College||Shizhong Yang, Rachel Vincent-Finley||✔||✔|
|Southwest Innovation Cluster||Thomas MacCalla|
|Southwestern Oklahoma State University||Jeremy Evert, Kurtis D. Clark (student), Hamza Jamil (student)||✔|
|Spelman College||Yonas Tekle||✔|
|Stanford University||Ruth Marinshaw, Zhiyong Zhang|
|Swarthmore College||Andrew Ruether|
|Temple University||Richard Berger|
|Tennessee Technological University||Tao Yu, Mike Renfro|
|Texas A & M University-College Station||Rick McMullen, Dhruva Chakravorty, Jian Tao|
|Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi||Ed Evans, Joshua Gonzalez||✔|
|Texas A&M University-San Antonio||Smriti Bhatt||✔|
|Texas Southern University||Farrukh Khan||✔|
|Texas State University||Shane Flaherty||✔|
|Texas Wesleyan University||Terrence Neumann|
|The College of New Jersey||Shawn Sivy|
|The Jackson Laboratory||Shane Sanders||✔|
|The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga||Craig Tanis, Carson Woods (student)|
|The University of Texas at Austin||Kevin Chen|
|The University of Texas at Dallas||Frank Feagans, Gi Vania, Jaynal Pervez, Christopher Simmons|
|The University of Texas at El Paso||Rodrigo Romero, Vinod Kumar||✔|
|The University of Texas at San Antionio||Brent League, Jeremy Mann, Zhiwei Wang, Armando Rodriguez, Thomas Freeman||✔|
|Tinker Air Force Base||Zachary Fuchs, David Monismith||✔|
|Trinity College||Peter Yoon|
|Tufts University||Shawn Doughty|
|Tulane University||Hideki Fujioka, Hoang Tran, Carl Baribault||✔|
|United States Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Research Service||Nathan Weeks|
|United States Geological Survey||Janice Gordon, Jeff Falgout, Natalya Rapstine|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham||John-Paul Robinson||✔|
|University of Alaska Fairbanks||Liam Forbes, Kevin Galloway||✔||✔|
|University of Arizona||Jimmy Ferng, Mark Borgstrom, Moe Torabi, Adam Michel, Chris Reidy, Chris Deer, Cynthia Hart, Ric Anderson, Todd Merritt, Dima Shyshlov, Blake Joyce|
|University of Arkansas||David Chaffin, Jeff Pummill, Pawel Wolinski, Timothy "Ryan" Rogers (student)||✔|
|University of Arkansas at Little Rock||Albert Everett||✔|
|University of California-Berkeley||Aaron Culich, Chris Paciorek|
|University of California-Davis||Bill Broadley|
|University of California-Irvine||Harry Mangalam||✔|
|University of California-Los Angeles||TV Singh|
|University of California-Merced||Matthias Bussonnier, Sarvani Chadalapaka, Luanzheng Guo (student)|
|University of California-Riverside||Bill Strossman, Charles Forsyth||✔|
|University of California-San Diego||Cyd Burrows-Schilling, Claire Mizumoto|
|University of California-San Francisco||Jason Crane|
|University of California-Santa Barbara||Sharon Solis, Sharon Tettegah||✔|
|University of California-Santa Cruz||Jeffrey D. Weekley||✔|
|University of Central Florida||Paul Wiegand, Amit Goel (student), Jason Nagin|
|University of Central Oklahoma||Evan Lemley, Samuel Kelting (student)||✔|
|University of Chicago||Igor Yakushin, Ryan Harden|
|University of Cincinnati||Kurt Roberts, Larry Schartman, Jane E Combs|
|University of Colorado||Thomas Hauser, Shelley Knuth, Andy Monaghan, Daniel Trahan|
|University of Colorado, Denver||Amy Roberts|
|University of Delaware||Anita Schwartz, Parinaz Barakhshan (student)||✔|
|University of Florida||Alex Moskalenko, David Ojika|
|University of Georgia||Guy Cormier|
|University of Guam||Rommel Hidalgo, Eugene Adanzo, Randy Dahilig, Jose Santiago, Steven Mamaril||✔||✔|
|University of Hawaii||Gwen Jacobs, Sean Cleveland||✔||✔|
|University of Houston||Jerry Ebalunode, Amit Amritkar (domain)||✔|
|University of Houston-Clear Lake||David Garrison, Liwen Shih|
|University of Houston-Downtown||Eashrak Zubair (student), Hong Lin||✔|
|University of Idaho||Lucas Sheneman||✔|
|University of Illinois at Chicago||Himanshu Sharma, Jon Komperda, Babak Kashir Taloori (student)||✔|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||Mao Ye (domain) , Rob Kooper (domain) , Dean Karres, Tracy Smith|
|University of Indianapolis||Steve Spicklemire|
|University of Iowa||Ben Rogers, Baylen Jacob Brus (student), Sai Ramadugu, Adam Harding, Joe Hetrick, Cody Johnson, Genevieve Johnson, Glenn Johnson, Brendel Krueger, Kang Lee, Gabby Perez, Brian Ring, John Saxton|
|University of Kansas||Riley Epperson||✔|
|University of Kentucky||Vikram Gazula, James Griffioen||✔|
|University of Louisiana at Lafayette||Raju Gottumukkala||✔|
|University of Louisville||Harrison Simrall||✔|
|University of Maine System||Bruce Segee, Steve Cousins, Michael Brady Butler (student)||✔|
|University of Maryland Eastern Shore||Urban Wiggins||✔|
|University of Maryland-Baltimore County||Roy Prouty, Randy Philipp||✔|
|University of Maryland-College Park||Kevin M. Hildebrand||✔|
|University of Massachusetts Amherst||Johnathan Griffin|
|University of Massachusetts-Boston||Jeff Dusenberry, Runcong Chen||✔|
|University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth||Scott Field, Gaurav Khanna|
|University of Memphis||Qianyi Cheng|
|University of Miami||Dan Voss, Warner Baringer|
|University of Michigan||Brock Palen, Simon Adorf (student), Shelly Johnson, Todd Raeker, Gregory Teichert|
|University of Minnesota||Eric Shook (domain) , Ben Lynch, Evan Bolling, Joel Turbes, Doug Finley|
|University of Mississippi Medical Center||Kurt Showmaker||✔|
|University of Missouri-Columbia||Timothy Middelkoop, Micheal Quinn, Derek Howard, Asif Ahamed Magdoom Ali, Brian Marxkors|
|University of Missouri-Kansas City||Paul Rulis|
|University of Montana||Tiago Antao||✔|
|University of Nebraska||Adam Caprez, Natasha Pavlovikj (student), Tom Harvill||✔|
|University of Nebraska Medical Center||Ashok Mudgapalli||✔|
|University of Nevada-Reno||Fred Harris, Scotty Strachan, Engin Arslan||✔|
|University of New Hampshire||Scott Valcourt||✔|
|University of New Mexico||Hussein Al-Azzawi, Matthew Fricke||✔||✔|
|University of North Carolina||Mark Reed, Mike Barker|
|University of North Carolina Wilmington||Eddie Dunn, Ellen Gurganious, Cory Nichols Shrum (student)|
|University of North Carolina, RENCI||Laura Christopherson, Chris Erdmann, Chris Lenhardt|
|University of North Dakota||Aaron Bergstrom||✔|
|University of North Georgia||Luis A. Cueva Parra , Yong Wei|
|University of North Texas||Charles Peterson, Damiri Young|
|University of Notre Dame||Dodi Heryadi, Scott Hampton|
|University of Oklahoma||Henry Neeman, Kali McLennan, Horst Severini, James Ferguson, David Akin, S. Patrick Calhoun, George Louthan, Jason Speckman||✔|
|University of Oregon||Nick Maggio, Robert Yelle, Jake Searcy, Mark Allen, Michael Coleman|
|University of Pennsylvania||Gavin Burris|
|University of Pittsburgh||Kim Wong, Matt Burton, Fangping Mu, Shervin Sammak|
|University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez||Ana Gonzalez||✔||✔|
|University of Richmond||Fred Hagemeister|
|University of South Carolina||Paul Sagona, Ben Torkian, Nathan Elger||✔|
|University of South Dakota||Adison Ann Kleinsasser (student), Ryan Johnson, Bill Conn||✔|
|University of South Florida-St Petersburg (College of Marine Science)||Tylar Murray|
|University of Southern California||Virginia Kuhn (domain) , Cesar Sul, Erin Shaw|
|University of Southern Mississippi||Brian Olson , Gopinath Subramanian||✔|
|University of St Thomas||William Bear, Keith Ketchmark, Eric Tornoe|
|University of Tulsa||Peter Hawrylak||✔|
|University of Utah||Anita Orendt, Tom Cheatham (domain) , Brian Haymore (domain)|
|University of Vermont||Andi Elledge, Yves Dubief||✔|
|University of Virginia||Ed Hall, Katherine Holcomb|
|University of Washington-Seattle Campus||Nam Pho|
|University of Wisconsin-La Crosse||David Mathias, Samantha Foley|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison||Todd Shechter|
|University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee||Dan Siercks, Jason Bacon, Shawn Kwang|
|University of Wyoming||Bryan Shader, Rajiv Khadka (student), Dylan Perkins||✔|
|University of the Virgin Islands||Marc Boumedine||✔||✔|
|Utah Valley University||George Rudolph|
|Valparaiso University||Paul Lapsansky, Paul M. Nord, Nicholas S. Rosasco|
|Vassar College||Christopher Gahn|
|Virginia Tech University||James McClure, Alana Romanella, Srijith Rajamohan, David Barto (student)|
|Washburn University||Karen Camarda, Steve Black||✔|
|Washington State University||Rohit Dhariwal, Peter Mills|
|Washington University in St Louis||Xing Huang, Matt Weil, Matt Callaway|
|Wayne State University||Patrick Gossman, Michael Thompson, Aragorn Steiger, Sara Abdallah (student)|
|Weill Cornell Medicine||Joseph Hargitai|
|West Chester University of Pennsylvania||Linh Ngo, Jon C. Kilgannon (student)|
|West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission||Jack Smith||✔|
|West Virginia State University||Sridhar Malkaram||✔||✔|
|West Virginia University||Don McLaughlin, Nathan Gregg, Guillermo Avendano-Franco||✔|
|West Virginia University Institute of Technology||Sanish Rai||✔|
|Wichita State University||Terrance Figy||✔|
|Winston-Salem State University||Xiuping Tao, Daniel Caines (student)||✔|
|Wofford College||Beau Christ||✔|
|Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution||Roberta Mazzoli|
|Yale University||Andrew Sherman, Kaylea Nelson, Benjamin Evans|
|Youngstown State University||Feng George Yu|
LAST UPDATED: January 17, 2020
A badge is a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality, or interest.
From the Boy and Girl Scouts, to PADI diving instruction, to more recently popular geo-location games, badges are being successfully used to set goals, represent achievements, and communicate success in many contexts.
Put simply, a digital badge is an online representation of a skill you've earned.
XSEDE provides a large number of training opportunities for potential and existing users of its resources as well as staff members.
Topics covered include an array of HPC skills and new technologies in both traditional and non-traditional HPC disciplines. The goal of this training is to enable learners to refine their skills and gain the competencies they need to be effective HPC researchers and practitioners.
XSEDE awards badges to learners who demonstrate competency in topics relevant to the use of XSEDE resources.
Sandie Kappes, a senior project coordinator and instructional designer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, led the Badge pilot program for XSEDE in 2015.
"This effort recognizes learner skill development from participation in a variety of XSEDE training opportunities," Kappes said.
One such training example is the OpenACC workshop provided by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. In this workshop users learn how to use OpenACC compiler directives to take advantage of GPU resources available on XSEDE.
Three badges – beginner, intermediate, and advanced – are offered to recognize OpenACC skills. Although attending the workshop is recommended, anyone can attempt the assessments to earn any of the badges.
Andreas Achazi is a postdoctoral researcher in computational chemistry from Germany. He simulates chemical reactions in silico instead of performing them in the lab. Achazi is starting to integrate machine learning into his research. So, he signed up for the XSEDE Big Data workshop to learn more about this field.
"It was a packed two-day workshop with introductory talks about scalable data analytics, machine learning, and hands-on exercises," Achazi said. "After the workshop we had two weeks of server access to continue training. To earn the intermediate badge, I had to finish quizzes and a practical task with the software that we used during the workshop."
XSEDE's badge site uses the Moodle open source learning management system to issue its badges. Moodle is a widely used, robust infrastructure that provides a variety of teaching and learning tools and enables issuing of badges using the Open Badges standard.
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Open Badges are non-proprietary and can be issued and earned by anyone. XSEDE's badge earners can store their badges within the XSEDE Moodle site or another badge collection site such as badgr.io. They can then share them on social media sites or via email.
A learner's collection of badges can serve as a virtual resume for sharing their competencies with peers and potential employers.
Kappes and Jeff Sale, who is a learning technologist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, work with XSEDE technical subject matter experts to determine the necessary skills for earning a badge. Assessments are then developed to enable measurement of these skills.
"Right now, we mostly conduct objective quizzes to determine if someone has these competencies," Kappes said. "Some of the badges may also include an exercise which requires submission of documentation to demonstrate a competency."
The quizzes enable automatic awarding of a badge whereas exercises require manual grading by an XSEDE staff member.
For future badge offerings, Kappes wants to explore a variety of assessment methods to determine which are most suitable and how best to implement them.
Current XSEDE Badges
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Novel research findings assist in advancing future military armor
|The longstanding mystery: The Raman spectra for virgin boron carbide (dashed, purple) compared to the amorphized form of the material (green) indicates significant differences in the two forms of the material. Inset shows proposed mechanistic model for formation of amorphized regions within crystalline material. Supercomputer simulations by a University of Florida team are providing clues to understand how nanoscale deformations contribute to changes in the material's properties. Credit: High-Pressure Deformation and Amorphization in Boron Carbide in the Journal of Applied Physics (2019) (DOI:10.1063/1.5091795)|
Boron carbide is one of the hardest materials on earth yet also very lightweight, which explains why it has been used in making vehicle armor and body protection for soldiers. Building upon decades of research on how to make boron carbide even more efficient, an engineering team at the University of Florida has been conducting supercomputer simulations to better understand the nanoscale deformation mechanisms of this important material.
The research, which primarily used the Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego along with the Stampede and Stampede2 systems at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), may provide insight into better protective mechanisms for vehicle and soldier armor after further testing and development.
The study was published last month in an article entitled High-Pressure Deformation and Amorphization in Boron Carbide in the Journal of Applied Physics. The supercomputer access was provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, or XSEDE.
"Our research provided new insights and an excellent way of analyzing the root cause of catastrophic failure at high pressure induced by high-velocity impacts," said University of Florida Professor Ghatu Subhash of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. "Although boron carbide has several desirable properties, under high-velocity projectile impacts it suffers from a deleterious phenomenon called amorphization, where its crystal structure collapses to a disordered state in nanometer-sized regions within the materials."
Amorphization is the precursor for cracks in the armor, which may cause catastrophic failure.
The researchers conducted large-scale and multi-scale modeling of icosahedral-boron rich solids, the class of crystallographic structure to which boron carbide belongs.
"Our simulations ran more than three times faster per core when we switched from local workstations to Comet, and today our knowledge pertaining to material behavior of icosahedral ceramics has been elevated to a level that is second to none," said Amnaya Awasthi, a postdoctoral researcher who co-authored the study.
XSEDE-Allocated Supercomputer Models Provide Insight on Turbine Wakes
A large eddy simulation of the wake behind a floating offshore wind turbine. Credit: Hannah Johlas, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Over the past few years, offshore wind farms have emerged across the world as a viable source of energy. While these powerful floating wind turbines are typically more than 800 feet tall and can weigh some 50 tons or more, they reduce land-use concerns, access better offshore wind resources, and can generate more power than land wind turbine farms. However, they present a complex engineering design problem: how can they be optimized to operate in the uniquely challenging offshore environment?
In a Journal of Physics: Conference Series paper published this summer called Large eddy simulations of floating offshore wind turbine wakes with coupled platform motion, researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discussed their efforts to advance our knowledge of this issue.
Specifically, the Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and the Stampede2 supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) were used to perform simulations that showed how floating turbine wakes are very similar those of fixed-bottom turbines, except that floating turbine wakes are deflected upward and have slightly stronger turbulence at the edge of their wakes.
"We looked at how these wake effects can be accurately considered when designing floating offshore wind farms," said lead author and National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow Hannah Johlas. "At about 20,000 computer processor hours (per run), these high-fidelity large eddy simulations are very computationally intensive and expensive, and as such, this research can only be performed using supercomputers."
The collaborative study aimed to better understand how the wake effects of large wind farm arrays decrease power output and reduce the lifespan of the turbines. Because of the growing prospect for floating wind farms, the researchers focused on the differences between floating turbine wakes and fixed turbine wakes.
The large eddy wind turbine simulations were completed with Comet and Stampede2 using the computational fluid dynamics software Simulator fOr Wind Farm Applications (SOWFA), coupled with the wind turbine modeling tool OpenFAST for the platform and turbine motion. The downstream wake characteristics of the floating platform were compared to equivalent fixed platform cases for different wind speeds, wave heights, wind-wave alignments, and turbine yaw angles.
Overall, the differences in wake shape between floating and fixed platforms were associated with mean platform displacements, while differences in turbulence were associated with time-varying platform motion. However, these observed wake differences between fixed and floating platforms were found to be quite small, especially for higher wind speeds and lower wave heights.
"With global-installed capacity of offshore wind increasing from 8.9 gigawatts in 2015 to 22.5 gigawatts in 2018, this research is becoming even more prevalent and now that we know more about how wakes behave for floating turbines, we will examine how those floating-turbine wakes affect downstream turbine power generation and structural loading," said Johlas, who has focused her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on this project.
"Comet and Stampede2's reliability and computing environment flexibility helped complete this research in a time-efficient manner," added Johlas. "As this research was funded by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, there were no funds available for purchasing supercomputing time, so access to XSEDE supercomputers really enabled this research to happen at all. Also, XSEDE's support team helped solve environment setup and file system usage issues for us."
Johlas' research group, led by PI David Schmidt, previously used XSEDE-allocated resources, including Comet and Stampede2, for several years.
"XSEDE makes available some of the most reliably useful high-performance computers available to university researchers in my field," she said. "Since the progress of my research directly depends upon reliable access to supercomputing time, resources such as XSEDE enable researchers like me to envision more accurate, more complex simulations than are possible when using lower-fidelity tools."
The research was funded by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, grant #1451512. The project used the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) program funded by NSF grant #ACI-1548562, as well as NREL computational resources sponsored by the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Service Provider Forum
The national cyberinfrastructure ecosystem is powered by a broad set of Service Providers (SP). The XSEDE Federation primarily consists of SPs that are autonomous entities that agree to coordinate with XSEDE and each other to varying degrees. The XSEDE Federation may also include other non-service provider organizations.
Service Providers are projects or organizations that provide cyberinfrastructure (CI) services to the science and engineering community. In the US academic community, there is a rich diversity of SPs, spanning centers that are funded by NSF to operate large-scale resources for the national research community to universities that provide resources and services to their local researchers. The Service Provider Forum is intended to facilitate this ecosystem of SPs, thereby advancing the science and engineering researchers that rely on these cyberinfrastructure services. The SP Forum provides:
- An open forum for discussion of topics of interest to the SP community.
- A formal communication channel between the SP Forum members and the XSEDE project.
SPs are classified as being at a specific level by meeting a minimum set of conditions.They may meet additional conditions at their option, but classification at a specific level will be based on the stated required minimum conditions.
Briefly, Level 1 SPs meet all the XSEDE integration requirements and will explicitly share digital services with the broader community. Level 2 SPs make some digital services accessible via XSEDE and Level 3 SPs are the most loosely coupled; they will share the characteristics of their services via XSEDE, but need not make those services available beyond their local community. For more detailed descriptions, see the documents linked below.
SP Forum Elected Officers (as of January 17, 2019):
- Chair: Ruth Marinshaw, Stanford University
- Vice Chair: Mary Thomas, San Diego Supercomputer Center
- L2 Chair: Thomas Doak, NCGAS/Indiana University
- L3 Chair: Chet Langin, Southern Illinois University
- XAB Representative: David Hancock, Indiana University
- XAB Representative: Jonathan Anderson, CU Boulder
Current XSEDE Federation Service Providers
|SERVICE PROVIDER||SP LEVEL||REPRESENTATIVE||INSTITUTION|
|Stampede||Level 1||Dan Stanzione||Univ of Texas at Austin|
|Comet||Level 1||Mike Norman; Bob Sinkovits & Shawn Strande||San Diego Supercomputer Center|
|Wrangler||Level 1||Dan Stanzione||Texas Advanced Computing Center|
|Jetstream||Level 1||David Hancock, Jeremy Fischer||Indiana University|
|Bridges||Level 1||Nicholas A. Nystrom||Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC)|
|NCAR||Level 2||Irfan Elahi & Eric Newhouse||NCAR|
|Indiana University||Level 2||Craig Stewart||Indiana University|
|OSG||Level 2||Miron Livny||Univ of Wisconsin|
|Blue Waters||Level 2||Bill Kramer||NCSA/Univ of Illinois|
|SuperMIC||Level 2||Seung-Jong (Jay) Park and Steve Brandt||Louisiana State University|
|Rosen Center||Level 2||Carol Song||Purdue University|
|Stanford Research Computing Center||Level 2||Ruth Marinshaw||Stanford University|
|Beacon||Level 2||Gregory D. Peterson||UTK/NICS|
|Science Gateways Community Institute||Level 2||Marlon Pierce||Science Gateways Community Institute|
|Open Storage Network (OSN)||Level 2||Kenton McHenry||Open Storage Network|
|Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2)||Level 3||J.J. Villalobos||Rutgers University|
|Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI)||Level 3||Jeff McDonald||Minnesota Supercomputing Institute|
|Oklahoma State University High Performance Computing Center (OSUHPCC)||Level 3||Dana Brunson||Oklahoma State University|
|Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER)||Level 3||Andy Keen||Michigan State University|
|Oklahoma University Supercomputing Center for Education & Research (OSCER)||Level 3||Henry Neeman||The University of Oklahoma|
|USDA-PBARC (Moana)||Level 3||Brian Hall, Scott Geib||University of Hawaii|
|Arkansas High Performance Computing Center (AHPCC)||Level 3||Jeff Pummill||University of Arkansas|
|DataONE||Level 3||Bruce Wilson||University of New Mexico|
|Institute for Computational Research in Engineering and Science (ICRES)||Level 3||Daniel Andresen||Kansas State University|
|Research Technology (RT)||Level 3||Shawn Doughty||Tufts University|
|ORION computational resources||Level 3||Suranga Edirisinghe||Georgia State University (GSU)|
|Advanced Research Computing - Technology Services (ARC-TS)||Level 3||Brock Palen||University of Michigan|
|Palmetto||Level 3||Dustin Atkins, Corey Ferrier||Clemson University|
|Langston University Computing Center for Research and Education (LUCCRE)||Level 3||Franklin Fondjo-Fotou||Langston University|
|Holland Computing Center (HCC)||Level 3||Hongfeng Yu||University of Nebraska|
|University of Wyoming||Level 3||Tim Brewer||University of Wyoming|
|West Virginia University Research Computing Group||Level 3||Nathan Gregg||West Virginia University|
|ROGER||Level 3||Shaowen Wang and Anand Padmanabhan||NCSA|
|NCGAS||Level 3||Thomas Doak and Robert Henschel||Indiana University|
|Research Computing Group at USD||Level 3||Ryan Johnson||University of South Dakota|
|University of Colorado-Boulder's Research Computing Group||Level 3||Thomas Hauser||University of Colorado-Boulder|
|Center for Computational Science & Technology||Level 3||Dane Skow||North Dakota State University|
|BigDawg||Level 3||Chet Langin||Southern Illinois University Carbondale|
|Research Computing Support Services||Level 3||Timothy Middelkoop||University of Missouri|
|Information Technologies||Level 3||Jeff Frey, Anita Schwartz||University of Delaware|
|Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center (MARCC)||Level 3||Jaime Combariza||Johns Hopkins University|
|Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Data Science Institute (DSI)||Level 3||Amit Amritkar||University of Houston|
Former XSEDE Federation Service Providers
|Service Provider||SP Level||Representative||Institution||Letter of Intent||Acceptance Date||Exit Date|
|Gordon||Level 1||Mike Norman||UCSD/SDSC||Gordon LOI|| 17 September 2012 |
|FutureGrid||Level 1||Geoffrey Fox||Indiana University||FutureGrid LoI|| 17 September 2012 |
|Longhorn||Level 1||Kelly Gaither||UT-Austin/TACC||Longhorn LoI|| 11 October 2012 |
| February 2014 |
|Steele/Wispy||Level 1||Carol Song||Purdue||Steele LoI|| 17 September 2012 |
| July 2013 |
|Ranger||Level 1||Dan Stanzione||UT-Austin/TACC||Ranger LoI|| 11 October 2012 |
| February 2013 |
|MSS||Level 2||John Towns||NCSA/Univ of Illinois||MSS LoI|| 17 September 2012 |
| 30 September 2013 |
|Kraken||Level 1||Mark Fahey||UTK/NICS||Kraken LoI|| 17 May 2012 |
| 30 April 2014 |
|Lonestar||Level 1||Dan Stanzione||UT-Austin/TACC||Lonestar LoI|| 11 October 2012 |
| 31 December 2014 |
|Keeneland||Level 1||Jeffery Vetter||GaTech||Keeneland LoI (updated 3/7/13)|| 27 March 2013 |
| 31 December 2014 |
|Trestles||Level 1||Richard Moore||UCSD/SDSC||Trestles LoI|| 17 May 2012 |
| May 2015 |
|Darter/Nautilus||Level 1||Sean Ahern||UTK/NICS||RDAV LoI|| 17 September 2012 |
|Maverick||Level 1||Dan Stanzione||UT-AUstin/TACC||N/A||Unknown||1 April 2018|
XSEDE's Peer Institutions
XSEDE also needs to interact with other XSEDE-like organizations as peers. There are already such examples both within the United States and internationally.
Current international interactions include:
- Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) – Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
- European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) - Call for Collaborative Use Examples (CUEs)
- Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST) – Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Science Gateways for Developers and Operators
This page documents required and recommended steps for developers. For additional assistance, XSEDE provides Extended Consultation Support Services and community mailing lists to assist gateway developers and administrators.
Science Gateways can democratize access to the cyberinfrastructure that enables cutting-edge science
What is an XSEDE Science Gateway?
An XSEDE Science Gateway is a web or application portal that provides a graphical interface for executing applications and managing data on XSEDE and other resources. XSEDE science gateways are community services offered by XSEDE users to their communities; each gateway is associated with at least one active XSEDE allocation. For an overview of the steps a gateway provider must take to start an XSEDE Science Gateway, see the Gateways for PIs page.
See the Science Gateways Listing for a complete list of current operational gateways.
Science gateway developers and administrators may include PIs as well as their collaborators, staff, and students. The PI should add these team members to the XSEDE allocation; see Manage Users for more details. It is recommended that the allocation have at least one user with the Allocation Manager role, in addition to the PI.
- The PI obtains an XSEDE allocation.
- The PI adds developer and administrator team members to the allocation.
- Register the gateway.
- Request for a community account to be added to the allocation. The PI logs onto the XSEDE User Portal and selects "Community Accounts." from the My XSEDE tab.
- Add the XSEDE logo to the gateway. See https://www.xsede.org/web/guest/logos.
- Integrate the user counting scripts with the gateway's submission mechanism.
- Join the XSEDE gateway community mailing list (optional).
Building and Operating
Science gateways can be developed using many different frameworks and approaches. General issues include managing users, remotely executing and managing jobs on diverse XSEDE resources, tracking jobs, and moving data between XSEDE and the user environment. XSEDE specific issues include tracking users, monitoring resources, and tracking use of the gateway allocation. For a general overview of best practices for building and operating a science gateway, please see the material developed by the Science Gateways Community Institute, an independently funded XSEDE service provider. The Institute provides support for different frameworks that can be used to build science gateways.
XSEDE supports a wide range of gateways and does not require specific middleware; gateways can use team-developed middleware or third party provided middleware. Gateways that run jobs and access data on XSEDE resources may be hosted on the PI's local servers or directly on XSEDE resources that support persistent Web services, middleware, and databases; these include Bridges, Comet, and Jetstream.
For gateway teams that would like additional development assistance, XSEDE supports the integration of science gateways with XSEDE resources through Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS). ECSS support can be requested as part of an allocation request; PIs can add ECSS support to an existing allocation through a supplemental request.
Managing User Accounts
XSEDE science gateways are community provided applications. Gateway users are not required to have XSEDE accounts or allocations. XSEDE allows all users jobs to run on the gateway's community account instead. Gateways thus map their local user accounts to the gateway's single community account. XSEDE does require quarterly reporting of the number of unique users who executed jobs on XSEDE resources, as described below.
XSEDE Community Accounts
XSEDE allows science gateways that run applications on behalf of users to direct all submission requests to a gateway community user account. Designated gateway operators have direct shell access to their community account, but normal users do not. The community account simplifies administration of the gateway, since the gateway administrators have access to input and output files, logs, etc, for all their users, and users don't need to request individual gateway accounts.
A community account has the following characteristics:
- Only a single community user account (i.e., a XSEDE username/password) is created.
- The Science Gateway uses the single XSEDE community user account to launch jobs on XSEDE.
- The gateway user running under the community account has privileges to run only a limited set of applications.
Requesting a Community Account: The PI or Allocation Manager with a registered gateway can request a community account by logging on to the XSEDE User Portal and selecting "Community Accounts." from the "My XSEDE" tab. Select community accounts on all allocated resources.
Accessing Community Accounts: Administrators access community accounts through SSH and SCP using the community account username and password that is provided with the account. Community accounts cannot be accessed from the XSEDE single sign on hub.
Community Accounts on Sites with Two-Factor Authentication: Some XSEDE resources, including Stampede and Wrangler, require two-factor authentication. Gateways can request exceptions to this policy for their community accounts by contacting XSEDE Help Desk. The gateway will need to provide the static IP addresses of the server or servers it uses to connect to the resource.
Unique Science Gateway User Accounts
It is the gateway developer's responsibility, as described below, to implement gateway logins or otherwise uniquely identify users in order to track usage. These accounts can be local to the gateway and do not need to correspond to user accounts on XSEDE. The gateway maps these accounts to the gateway's common community account.
Gateways may optionally choose to use XSEDE's OAuth2-based authentication process for authentication. This is a service provided by Globus Auth. ECSS consultants are available to assist with this integration.
The XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Integration (XCI) team has completed writing and testing the document "User Authentication Service for XSEDE Science Gateways." This is an introduction to the user authentication service that XSEDE offers for science gateway developers and operators. This service provides a user "login" function so that gateway developers don't need to write their own login code or maintain user password databases.
Connecting to XSEDE Resources
The most common type of XSEDE science gateway allows users to run scientific applications on XSEDE computing resources through a browser interface. This section describes XSEDE policies and requirements for doing this.
Gateways typically provide their users with a community-wide allocation acquired by the PI on behalf of the community. The gateway may implement internal restrictions on how much of this allocation a user can use.
If a user is consuming an excessive amount of resources, the gateway may require these "power users" to acquire their own allocations, either through the Startup or XRAC allocation process. After obtaining the allocation, the user adds the gateway community account to her/his allocation. The user's jobs still run under the community account, but the community account uses the user's, rather than the gateway PI's, allocation. This is implemented by adding the allocation string to the batch script. This is the standard
-A option for the SLURM schedulers used by many XSEDE resources; see examples for Stampede, Comet, and Bridges. Gateway middleware providers may provide this service as a feature.
Interacting with HPC Resources
Science gateways that run jobs on behalf of their users submit them just like regular users. For XSEDE's HPC resources, this means using the local batch scheduler to submit jobs and monitor them. For an overview, see the XSEDE Getting Started Guide. Gateways execute scheduler commands remotely through SSH and use SCP for basic file transfer. Gateways may choose to work with third party middleware and gateway framework providers to do this efficiently. For more information on third party software providers, consult the Science Gateways Community Institute service provider web site.
XSEDE ECSS consultants can assist gateways with HPC integration.
XSEDE Resources for Gateway Hosting
XSEDE includes resources that have special Virtual Machine (VM) and related capabilities for gateways and similar persistent services. These resources are allocated through the standard XSEDE allocation mechanisms.
- Bridges is designed for jobs that need large amounts of shared memory. It also has allocatable VMs that have access to Bridges' large shared file system. VM users can directly access scheduler command line tools to Bridge's computing resources inside their VMs.
- Comet, like Bridges, is a computing cluster with co-located Virtual Machines. Users can also request entire, self-contained Virtual Clusters that can run both the gateway services and computing jobs.
- Jetstream is an XSEDE cloud computing resource. Gateway users can get persistent VMs for use in gateway service hosting. They can also get multiple VMs configured as a Virtual Cluster with a private scheduler for running computing jobs.
Science Gateway Usage Metrics: Unique Users per Quarter
XSEDE requires all gateways to report the number of unique users per quarter who have executed jobs on XSEDE resources. This is a key metric that XSEDE in turn reports to the NSF. Compliance with this requirement justifies XSEDE's investment in the science gateway community. XSEDE collects this information through a simple API that is integrated into the job submission process. XSEDE ECSS consultants are available to assist gateway developers to do this.
View instructions, and materials from informational webinar on Gateway Attributes Reporting on Oct 1, 2019:
- Download presentation slides
- View video recording of webinar
- Instructions and information on the API
Security and Accounting
XSEDE has specific security and accounting requirements and recommendations for connecting to its resources to optimize your gateway for prevention and triage of security incidents or inadvertent misuse.
Security and Accounting Requirements and Recommendations
The following security and accounting steps are required.
- Required: Notify the XSEDE Help Desk immediately if you suspect the gateway or its community account may be compromised, or call the Help Desk at 1-866-907-2383.
- Required: Keep Science Gateway contact info up to date on the Science Gateways Listing in case XSEDE staff should need to contact you. XSEDE reserves the right to disable a community account in the event of a security incident.
- Required: Use the gateway_submit_attributes tool to submit gateway username with job.
Additional recommendations are as follows:
- Collect Accounting Statistics
- Maintain an audit trail (keep a gateway log)
- Provide the ability to restrict job submissions on a per user basis
- Safeguard and validate programs, scripts, and input
- Protect user passwords on the gateway server and over the network
- Do not use passwordless SSH keys.
- Perform Risk and Vulnerability Assessment
- Backup your gateway routinely
- Develop an an incident response plan for your gateway; review and update it regularly
- Put a contingency plan in place to prepare for a disaster or security event that could cause the total loss or lock down of the server
- Monitor changes to critical system files such as SSH with tripwire or samhain (open source)
- Make sure the OS and applications of your gateway service are properly patched - Run a vulnerability scanner against them such as nessus
- Make use of community accounts rather than individual accounts
These are described in more detail below in separate sections. XSEDE ECSS support staff can assist with designing and implementing best practices. The Science Gateways Community Institute service provider also provides information on best practices.
What To Do In Case of a Security Incident
Whether a threat is confirmed or suspected, quick action and immediate communication with XSEDE Security Working Group is essential. Please contact the XSEDE Help Desk immediately at 1-866-907-2383.
Domain Champions are part of Campus Champions along with Regional and Student 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 email@example.com 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|
|Biomedicine||Kevin Clark||Cures Within Reach|
|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 Doak, Carrie L. Ganote, Sheri Sanders, Bhavya 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: December 17, 2019
Campus Champions programs include Regional, Student, and Domain 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 the 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!)
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|INSTITUTION||CHAMPION||MENTOR||FIELD OF STUDY||DEGREE||GRADUATION|
|Boise State University||Mike Henry||Kyle Shannon||Material Science||PhD||2020|
|Dillard University||Priscilla Saarah||Tomekia Simeon||Biology||Undergraduate||2022|
|Dillard University||Brian Desil||Tomekia Simeon||Physics||Undergraduate||2022|
|Florida A&M Univerisity||TBD||Hongmei Chi|
|Florida A&M Univeristy||TBD||Hongmei Chi|
|Georgia Institute of Technology||Sebastian Kayhan Hollister||Semir Sarajlic||Computer Science||Undergraduate||2021|
|Georgia State University||Kenneth Huang||Suranga Naranjan||Graduate||2020|
|Georgia State University||Thakshila Herath||Suranga Naranjan||Graduate|
|Georgia State University||Melchizedek Mashiku||Neranjan "Suranga" Edirisinghe Pathiran||Computer Science||Undergraduate||2022|
|Iowa State University||Justin Stanley||Levi Barber||Computer Science||Undergraduate||2020|
|Jackson State University||Duber Gomez-Fonseca||Carmen Wright||Graduate||2019|
|John Hopkins University||Jodie Hoh||Jaime Combariza, Anthony Kolasny, Kevin Manalo||Computer Science||Undergraduate||2022|
|Kansas State University||Mohammed Tanash||Dan Andresen||Computer Science||Gradudate/PhD||2022|
|Massachusetts Green HPC Center||Abigail Waters||Julie Ma||Clinical Psychology||PhD||2022|
|Midwestern State University||Broday Walker||Eduardo Colmenares||Computer Science||Graduate||2020|
|New Jersey Institute of Technology||Vatsal Shah||Roman Voronov||Mechanical Engineering||Undergraduate||2020|
|Northwestern University||Sajid Ali||Alper Kinaci||Applied Physics||PhD||2021|
|Oklahoma State University||Venkat Padmanapan Rao||Jesse Schafer||Materials Science||PhD||2019|
|Pomona College||Omar Zintan Mwinila-Yuori||Asya Shklyar||Computer Science||Undergraduate||2022|
|Pomona College||Samuel Millette||Asya Shklyar||Computer Science||Undergraduate||2023|
|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||James Flamino||Joel Geidt||PhD||2022|
|Saint Louis University||Frank Gerhard Schroer IV||Eric Kaufmann||Physics||Undergraduate||2021|
|Southern Illinois University|| |
|Southern Illinois University||Aaron Walber||Chet Langin||Physics||2020|
|Southwestern Oklahoma State University||Kurtis D. Clark||Jeremy Evert||Computer Science||Undergraduate||2020|
|The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga||Carson Woods||Craig Tanis||Computer Science||Undergraduate||2021|
|Univerity of Arkansas||Timothy "Ryan" Rogers||Jeff Pummill||Physical Chemistry||PhD||2021|
|University of California - Merced||Luanzheng Guo||Sarvani Chadalapaka||PhD||2020|
|University of Central Florida||Amit Goel||Paul Weigand|
|University of Central Oklahoma||Samuel Kelting||Evan Lemley||Mathematics/CS||Undergraduate||2021|
|University of Delaware||Parinaz Barakhshan||Anita Schwartz||Electrical and Computer Engineering||PhD||2024|
|University of Houston-Downtown||Eashrak Zubair||Hong Lin||Undergraduate||2020|
|University of Illinois at Chicago||Babak Kashir Taloori||Jon Komperda||Mechanical Engineering||PhD||2020|
|University of Iowa||Baylen Jacob Brus||Ben Rogers||Health Informatics||Undergraduate||2020|
|University of Maine||Michael Brady Butler||Bruce Segee||Physica/Computational Materials Science||PhD||2022|
|University of Michigan||Simon Adorf||Shelly Johnson||2019|
|University of North Carolina Wilmington||Cory Nichols Shrum||Eddie Dunn|
|University of South Dakota||Adison Ann Kleinsasser||Computer Science||Graduate||2020|
|University of Wyoming||Rajiv Khadka||Jared Baker||PhD||2020|
|Virginia Tech University||David Barto||Alana Romanella||Undergraduate||2020|
|West Chester University of Pennsylvania||Jon C. Kilgannon||Linh Ngo||Computer Science||Graduate||2020|
|Winston-Salem State University||Daniel Caines||Xiuping Tao||Computer Science||Undergraduate||2019|
|Florida A&M Univerisity||George Kurian||Hongmei Chi||2019|
|Florida A&M Univerisity||Temilola Aderibigbe||Hongmei Chi||2019|
|Florida A&M Univerisity||Stacyann Nelson||Hongmei Chi||2019|
|Georgia State University||Mengyuan Zhu||Suranga Naranjan||2017|
|Jackson State Univeristy||Ebrahim Al-Areqi||Carmen Wright||2018|
|Mississippi State University||Nitin Sukhija||Trey Breckenridge||2015|
|Oklahoma State University||Phillip Doehle||Dana Brunson||2016|
|Oklahoma State University||Raj Shukla||Dana Brunson||2018|
|Oklahoma State University||Nathalia Graf Grachet||Philip Doehle||2019|
|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|
|Southern Illinois University||Alvin Gonzales||Chet Langin||2020|
|Tufts University||Georgios (George) Karamanis||Shawn G. Doughty||2018|
|University of Arkansas||Shawn Coleman||Jeff Pummill||2014|
|University of Florida||David Ojika||Oleksandr Moskalenko||2018|
|University of Houston Clear Lake||Tarun Kumar Sharma||Liwen Shih||2014|
|University of Maryland Baltimore County||Genaro Hernadez||Paul Schou||2015|
|University of Missouri||Alexander Barnes||Timothy Middelkoop||2018|
|University of North Carolina Wilmington||James Stinson Gray||Eddie Dunn||2018|
|University of South Dakota||Joseph Madison||Doug Jennewein||2018|
|University of Pittsburgh||Shervin Sammak||Kim Wong||2016|
|Virginia Tech University||Lu Chen||Alana Romanella||2017|
Updated: November 14, 2019
Science Gateway Applications
XSEDE Science Gateways provide graphical user interfaces to many scientific applications, and can be used by any interested researcher. No personal allocation is required. This page lists XSEDE Science Gateways, indicating which gateways provide access to well-known scientific applications.
Science Gateways Applications Listing
Below is a partial list of applications available through XSEDE science gateways. For a detailed project description, please click on the gateway name in the table. To update the information contained in this table, please contact the XSEDE Help Desk. To register your gateway, please complete the Gateway Registration Form.
Champion Leadership Team
This page includes the Champions Leadership team and Regional Champions
|Dana Brunson||Internet2||Campus Engagement Co-manager|
|Henry Neeman||University of Oklahoma||Campus Engagement Co-manager|
|Marisa Brazil||Purdue University||Champion Coordinator|
|Jay Alameda||University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign||Champion Technology Coordinator|
|Champion Elected Leadership Team|
|Douglas Jennewein||Arizona State University||Champion Leadership Team (2018-2020)|
|Timothy Middelkoop||University of Missouri||Champion Leadership Team (2018-2020)|
|Julie Ma||MGHPCC||Champion Leadership Team (2018-2020)|
|Hussein Al-Azzawi||University of New Mexico||Champion Leadership Team (2018-2020)|
|Shelley Knuth||University of Colorado||Champion Leadership Team (2019-2021)|
|BJ Lougee||Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas (CADRE)||Champion Leadership Team (2019-2021)|
|Torey Battelle||Colorado School of Mines||Champion Leadership Team (2019-2021)|
|Champion Leadership Team Alumni|
|Aaron Culich||University of California-Berkeley||Champion Leadership Team (2017-2019)|
|Jack Smith||West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission||Champion Leadership Team (2016-2018)|
|Dan Voss||University of Miami||Champion Leadership Team (2016-2018)|
|Erin Hodges||University of Houston||Champion Leadership Team (2017-2018)|
|Alla Kammerdiner||New Mexico State University||Champion Leadership Team (2017-2019)|
Updated: August 28, 2019
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.
|Ben Nickell||Idaho National Labs||Nick Maggio||University of Oregon||1|
|Ruth Marinshaw||Stanford University||Aaron Culich||University of California, Berkeley||2|
|Kevin Brandt||South Dakota State University||Chet Langin||Southern Illinois University||3|
|Dan Andresen||Kansas State University||BJ Lougee||Federal Reserve Bank Of Kansas City CADRE||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||Scott Valcourt||University of New Hampshire||7|
|Anita Orendt||University of Utah||Shelley Knuth||University of Colorado||8|
Updated: August 6, 2018
|Iron (Fe) pseudocarbynes are likely widespread in the interstellar medium, where extremely cold temperatures would lead carbon chains to condense on Fe clusters. Over eons, the formation of complex organic molecules would be facilitated from Fe pseudocarbynes. The model shows a hydrogen-capped carbon chain attached to an Fe13 cluster (iron atoms are shown as reddish brown, carbon is gray, hydrogen is light gray). Credit: Pilarisetty Tarakeshwar, Arizona State University|
By Robert Burnham (Arizona State University Communications) and Kimberly Mann Bruch (SDSC Communications)
XSEDE resources used to discover new class of molecules
Iron, which is largely known for steel manufacturing, is most typically found in gaseous form in stars such as the sun and in a more condensed form in planets such as Earth. Astrophysicists know that iron is one of the most abundant elements in the universe, after lightweight elements such as hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen.
Iron in interstellar environments should also be common, but astrophysicists detect only low levels of the gaseous kind. This implies to researchers that the missing iron exists in some kind of solid form or molecular state, yet identifying its hiding place has remained elusive.
A team of cosmo-chemists at Arizona State University, with support from the W.M. Keck Foundation, now claims that the mystery may be simpler than it seems. The iron isn't really missing, they say. Instead, it's hiding in plain sight. The iron is believed to have combined with carbon molecules to form molecular chains called iron pseudocarbynes. The spectra of these chains are almost identical with the much more common chains of carbon atoms, long known to be abundant in interstellar space.
The team used the National Science Foundation-funded Extreme Science and Discovery Environment (XSEDE)'s Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), an Organized Research unit at the University of California San Diego, to validate their findings, published earlier this year in the Astrophysical Journal.
"We are proposing a new class of molecules that are likely to be widespread in the interstellar medium," said Pilarisetty Tarakeshwar, a research associate professor in ASU's School of Molecular Sciences. His co-authors, Peter Buseck and Frank Timmes, are both in ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration; Buseck, an ASU regents professor, is also in the School of Molecular Sciences with Tarakeshwar.
The team examined how clusters containing only a few atoms of metallic iron might join with chains of carbon atoms to produce molecules combining both elements. Recent evidence obtained from stardust and meteorites indicates the widespread occurrence of clusters of iron atoms in the cosmos. In the extremely cold temperatures of interstellar space, these iron clusters act as deep-freeze particles, enabling carbon chains of various lengths to stick to them, thus producing different molecules from those that can occur during the gaseous phase of iron.
Said Tarakeshwar, "We used Comet to calculate what the spectra of these molecules would look like, and we found that they have spectroscopic signatures nearly identical to carbon-chain molecules without any iron." He added that because of this, "previous astrophysical observations could have overlooked these carbon-plus-iron molecules."
The researchers say this means that the missing iron in the interstellar medium is actually out in plain view but masquerading as common carbon-chain molecules.
"The calculations involving iron pseudocarbynes were computationally challenging because we had to optimize the geometries and calculate the spectroscopic properties of several open-shell systems," said Tarakeshwar. "The computational resources on Comet (including the software installed on it) were instrumental in enabling us to complete most preliminary calculations in a couple of months. The support of SDSC staff, especially Mahidhar Tatineni, was extremely valuable because many problems we encountered were expeditiously resolved as soon as we encountered them."
The new work may also solve another longstanding puzzle. Carbon chains with more than nine atoms are unstable, according to the research team. Yet observations have detected more complex carbon molecules in interstellar space. How nature builds these complex carbon molecules from simpler carbon molecules has been a longstanding mystery.
"Longer carbon chains are stabilized by the addition of iron clusters," said Buseck, noting that this opens a new pathway for building more complex molecules in space such as polyaromatic hydrocarbons, of which naphthalene — the main ingredient in mothballs — is a familiar example.
Said Timmes, "Our work provides new insights into bridging the yawning gap between molecules containing nine or fewer carbon atoms and complex molecules such as C60 buckminsterfullerene, better known as 'buckyballs.'"
Since its inception, computational chemistry has been extremely interdisciplinary. "Resources such as XSEDE, which are operational because of the shared expertise of several talented people, reinforce the idea that one can advance fundamental understanding and solve cutting-edge problems by using such resources