Associate Chief Research Information Officer and Director of the Center for Advanced Research Computing
Byoung-Do (BD) Kim
BD joined USC’s Information Technology Services (ITS) in August 2019 to lead the Center for Advanced Research Computing, then called the Center for High-Performance Computing (HPC). He received his PhD in aeronautics and astronautics engineering from Purdue University and has been working in high-performance computing and big data fields for more than 15 years. Prior to joining USC, he worked at many national institutions, such as the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) as a computational scientist and programmer, and led advanced research computing programs at multiple R1 universities, including Harvard Medical School and Virginia Tech.
BD’s research interests are large-scale application optimization, parallel computational models, and computational fluid dynamics. Recently, his focus has been extended to data-intensive computing and advanced system design for computation and data convergence models. He always looks for opportunities where the USC CARC team can maximize the potential of computational and data-enabled research by providing expertise in advanced computing and big data analysis.
Systems Engineering & Infrastructure
The Systems Engineering & Infrastructure team oversees the installation and maintenance of the CARC's computing resources, including Discovery, the CARC's high-performance computing cluster.
Jimi Chu, Senior Systems Architect
Bill Jendrzejek, HPC Engineer
Asya Shklyar, Senior HPC Engineer
Research Facilitation & Applications
The Research Facilitation & Applications team collaborates with researchers to develop workflows and strategies. The team also supports user education by facilitating computing workshops and consulting sessions.
Cesar Sul, Research Computing Associate
Marco Olguin, Computational Scientist
Derek Strong, Research Facilitator
Tomasz Osinski, Research Facilitator in Life Science
Cloud Computing & DevOps
The Cloud Computing & DevOps team leads the development and maintenance of the CARC's website and CARC User Portal, as well as the development of the upcoming hybrid cloud computing environment.
James Hong, Cloud Computing Solution Architect
Chris Taylor, HPC DevOps Engineer
Yaseen Alkhafaji, Web Developer (Contracted)
Communications & Content
Communications & Content includes external, user-facing communication, such as news stories, announcements, and social media, as well as the creation and curation of all content featured on the CARC's website.
Andrea Renney, IT Technical Writer