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Center for Institutional Research Computing Staff

The fastest way to contact the Kamiak team is through our Service Desk. However, if you have other questions about research computing at WSU, feel free to contact the following members of CIRC.

Aurora Clark, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Institutional Research Computing

Professor Aurora Clark joined the Chemistry Department faculty in 2005 as an Assistant Professor. She received her PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from Indiana University in 2003 and was a Director’s Postdoctoral fellow in the Theory Division of Los Alamos National lab from 2003-2005. Now, a full Professor, Dr. Clark maintains a large research program focused upon the physical properties and reactivity of multi-component liquids and their interfaces. She is the Deputy Director of the Department of Energy, Energy Frontier Research Center on Interfacial Dynamics in Radioactive Environments and Materials, is a  member of the Department of Energy Council of the Chemical Sciences Geosciences and Biosciences, and is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Chemical Physics.

Tim Neumann

Program Coordinator

Peter Mills, Ph.D.

HPC Team Lead

Peter MillsPeter Mills joined WSU in 2017 and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Idaho, an MS in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA in Mathematics from Duke University. His background focuses on high-level programming languages and models for parallel computing. Before coming to WSU, Dr. Mills conducted SBIR-sponsored research for 10 years for a small company he founded, with an emphasis on distributed computing. He also served as a Research Associate at Duke University for 5 years investigating parallel languages and algorithms for molecular simulation. Dr. Mills has broad experience in software development using Java, Python, and C++ for both commercial and research applications.

Jeff White

HPC Systems Engineer

Jeff joined WSU in 2015 to lead the deployment and technical management of the Kamiak cluster. Previously he was a Systems Engineer at University of Pittsburgh where he aided in the design, expansion, and management of several HPC systems including the university’s largest cluster, Frank, since 2011. Jeff has expertise in a variety of technologies with a focus on free/libre software, Linux, networking, and software development.  He is also the university’s Campus Champion for XSEDE.