User Advisory Council

The User Advisory Council (UAC) exists to give users more input into the policies and services that shape their experiences at the ALCF. Comprised of users from an array of scientific and technical backgrounds, the UAC meets monthly to provide advice and feedback to facility leadership on the current state of ALCF resources and services from the user perspective.

Collectively, UAC members represent ongoing projects from all current program types (INCITE, ALCC, Early Science, Director's Discretionary) using the facility’s computational resources. To qualify for a one-year UAC term, a user must be a member of an active project, but need not be a PI. Members are appointed by the ALCF director in January of each year.

For more information about the User Advisory Council, please contact the UAC ALCF liaison.

UAC Chair

Ivan Bermejo-Moreno
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University
Area of research: compressible LES modeling; geometry of turbulence

UAC Members

Andrew Binkowski
Assistant Scientist, Center for Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Argonne National Laboratory 
Fellow, Computation Institute, The University of Chicago
Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, The University of Chicago

Area of research: computational biology and molecular modeling

David A. Dixon
Robert Ramsay Professor of Chemistry, The University of Alabama
Area of research: computational chemistry, high-performance computing
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William George
Computer Scientist, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division, National Institute of Standards (NIST)
Area of research: parallel and distributed computing, computational rheology
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Curtis Hamman 
Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University
Area of research: turbulence
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Rajiv Kalia
Professor, Collaboratory for Advanced Computing and Simulations
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Department of Computer Science
University of Southern California

Paul Mackenzie
Scientist III, Theoretical Physics Department, Fermilab
Area of research: particle physics, lattice quantum chromodynamics
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