Who we are

Charlie Collins – Operations Manager

Charlie has been involved with high performance computing centers across the country for many years. The computing centers and curricula that Charlie created are still producing outstanding graduates and performing valuable research. Charlie is thankful to have played a part in so many academic success stories.

Lee Reynolds – Technical Support Analyst, Sr.

Lee Reynolds is an IT professional with over 20 years of experience. He began working with Linux in 1995 and has worked at ASU since April 2000, spending most of that time as a system administrator for Linux systems in the Fulton Schools of Engineering. He joined A2C2 in March of 2010 and during that time has been lead on the development of an updated operating system image for A2C2’s compute nodes and has introduced several refinements to the system as a whole.

Marisa Brazil – Senior Coordinator, Projects and Programs

Marisa Brazil joined ASU and A2C2 in April 2008 and serves as Senior Coordinator of Projects and Programs. She received a B.A. in International Relations from American University and her M.A. in Nonprofit Leadership and Management at ASU in Fall 2011. Currently, Marisa manages A2C2′s communications and outreach efforts, special events and programs, and supports A2C2′s HR, business and finance, and research administration needs.

Stephen Bielecki – Student Graphic Designer

Stephen joined A2C2 as a student Graphic Designer in Spring 2015. His work includes designing the various graphic and communication materials for A2C2, including the quarterly newsletter, brochures, presentations, and exhibit booth displays. He is pursuing his Bachelors in Computer Science at the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. Stephen’s professional experience consists of freelance work, of which he has designed for clients in both North America and Europe. When not at work, he enjoys photography and producing electronic dance music.

Mohamed Sayeed – Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Application Specialist

Dr. Mohamed Sayeed has more than 15 years of experience working both in academia and industry. He brings to A2C2 many years of experience working as a computational research scientist and high performance computing support specialist. He holds a Master’s degree in structural engineering and a doctoral degree in civil engineering with focus in computer aided engineering. During his work in academia, he contributed to many interdisciplinary computational science and engineering research projects and has authored or co-authored many publications. He enjoys working with faculty and students on challenging research projects. His research interests are broadly in the areas of high performance scientific computing, numerical analysis including finite element and finite difference methods, operations research, and performance analysis and modeling. During his free time he enjoys doing volunteer work, reading and gardening.

Dilip Selamanthulu Narendra – Student Web Developer

Dilip is a graduate student majoring in Computer Science with an interest in Cloud and Service Oriented Computing at ASU. He received his B.Tech from Amrita University, India and went on to work for Infosys as a Systems Engineer for 2 years on Server Side technologies and User Interface. Dilip joined A2C2 in Fall 2014 as a student Web Developer. His responsibilities include developing and maintaining the A2C2 website as well as developing web-based systems for interacting with high performance computing systems, which help our users’ setup, run, monitor and analyze simulations. Dilip will also support the front-end and back-end infrastructure for a new academic course “Energy in Everyday Life”, which will be offered during the 2015 Spring B session. During his free time, Dilip enjoys listening to music.

Omri Mor – Student System Administration Assistant

Omri is an undergraduate student studying Computer Science at Barrett, The Honors College at ASU. After learning about A2C2 during ASU’s Night of the Open Door, he participated in the High School Engineering Research Program and was allowed the opportunity to explore parallel systems using the Saguaro cluster. Omri joined A2C2 as a systems administration assistant in Fall 2013. He enjoys learning about the various aspects of parallel computing and its administration, and is especially interested in the viability of using embedded systems in High Performance Computing and in data centers. In his free time, Omri enjoys playing video games, reading, listening to music, and hanging out with friends.

Mukul Dave – Student System Administration Assistant

Mukul is pursuing Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at ASU. He completed his undergraduate degree at Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India. His interests include the physical and computational aspects of Fluid and Thermal Engineering. Mukul is interested in exploring High Performance Computing because of it now being an important part of Computational Fluid Dynamics for large scale simulations. His responsibilities at A2C2 include answering help tickets regarding the usage of supercomputing clusters at ASU and assisting the users with their parallel applications, apart from working for research advancement in HPC. Mukul is a foodie and likes cooking, listening to Bollywood music and reading fiction for leisure.

Ben Jimenez

Ben Jimenez is currently a graduate research assistant in aerospace engineering at the University of Maryland (UMD) College Park under the tutelage of Dr. James Baeder, studying computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for rotorcraft flows. Ben received his M.S. in aerospace engineering from UMD in May of 2013, and is looking forward to working before returning to graduate school to complete his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering. From January 2007 to March 2010, Ben worked at the High Performance Computing Initiative (now A2C2), supporting the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (now SEMTE) with CFD grid generation research and post-processing. Ben has continued to work with HPC technology during his graduate studies and is still very passionate about the HPC field. Ben gives many thanks to his mentors (Dr. Clinton Smith and Dr. Kyle Squires) and many friends at A2C2, but especially Dr. Dan Stanzione, who pioneered HPCI at ASU and has supported Ben continuously.