Research Computing Team
Steve Cutchin, Ph.D.
Director of Research Computing & Associate Professor
Phone: (208) 426-5053
Oversees all programs, policies, and infrastructure within the Research Computing Services Department.
Senior High Performance Computing Systems Engineer
Phone: (208) 426-4232
Responsible for operations of high-performance computing (HPC) and infrastructure technology solutions to enable and optimize business and research capabilities. Interacts with scientists and senior management to understand computational and data storage needs and to plan and deliver solutions. Responsible for working closely with scientists in enabling data analytics and visualizations. Support Linux and Windows based systems including virtual workstations, laboratory instrument controllers, applications, databases and large storage systems.
Administers high performance computing clusters and assists researchers with installation, configuration, and running of various modeling and scientific softwares. Also, helps coordinate network storage and big data projects.
Supports researchers on campus by providing high performance computing services and coordinating for storage and movement of big data. Also, coordinates and maintains three tier web services for researchers in need of web access.
Senior Software Engineer
Phone: (208) 538-9597
Assists researchers with programming tasks including optimization, debugging, and creating software for specific tasks. Automates recurring/repetitive tasks using software or other tools. Adapts existing code or tools to better fit research goals. Assists with data access, modification, extraction and translation.
Senior Proposal Development Specialist
Phone: (208) 918-1398
Responsible for proposal development for both large-scale, institutional-level grants and grants with scientific computing scope. Assists faculty with strategy, coordination, communication, writing and editing for grant proposals.
Provides programming support to Research Computing programmers while pursuing a MS in Computer Science.
Senior Cyberinfrastructure Engineer
Works with Boise State researchers, postdocs and graduate students to provide expertise in parallel software development; leverage existing on- and off-campus CI resources to increase computational science; develop solutions for big data transfer, storage and retrieval; and advance education and broaden knowledge of CI resources through community engagement.
Boise State University Research Cyberinfrastructure Advisory Council
Members: Mark Rudin, Vice President of Research; Harold Blackman, Associate Vice President of Research; Max Davis-Johnson, Chief of Information Technology; Stephen Cutchin, Associate Professor (Computer Science) and Director of Research Computing; Lejo Flores, Associate Professor (Geosciences)
The Boise State Research CI Advisory Council’s purpose is to develop a robust and reliable environment for Boise State University researchers and faculty: to provide network speed, computational power, storage, and connectivity seamlessly while ensuring centralized support and communication for ongoing CI efforts. The CI Advisory Council meets monthly.
Boise State University Research Cyberinfrastructure Technical Advisory Committee
Members: Harold Blackman, Associate Vice President of Research; Max Davis-Johnson, Chief of Information Technology; Stephen Cutchin, Associate Professor (Computer Science) and Director of Research Computing; Lejo Flores, Associate Professor (Geosciences); Nancy Glenn, Professor (Geosciences), Timothy Anderson, Professor and Computer Science Department Chair; Rex Oxford, Associate Dean for College of Engineering; Inanc Senocak, Associate Professor (Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering); Eric Jankowski, Assistant Professor (Materials Science and Engineering)
The Boise State Research CI Technical Advisory Committee’s purpose is to provide direct input to operations and standards for centralized CI equipment and support. The CI Technical Advisory Committee reviews and makes recommendations on CI grant submittals. The group reviews proposed changes to HPC queue and job priorities, recommendations on standardization of hardware and software with regards to HPC. The group reviews and prioritizes project support requests of the centralized Research Computing support assets, to include student interns. The CI Advisory Committee meets biweekly.