Our Team

The ACCESS Allocations team helps researchers request and manage projects on national cyberinfrastructure resources in pursuit of their research, education, and development efforts. 

Our allocations support staff assist community members with obtaining the resources they require to carry out their respective endeavors. We also work closely with Resource Providers to ensure they have the proper information to review and support requests for their resources, instruments or services. In order to review requests for substantial amounts of computing, storage, and related resources, the Allocations team maintains a diverse review panel from members of the science and engineering community. 

Our DevOps team builds and maintains our web infrastructure; databases for user identities and resource accounting; and most importantly the eXtensible Resource Allocation Service (XRAS) software suite used within ACCESS and several national labs. We are also developing a set of Innovative Pilots to expand the reach of ACCESS and bring new transformative resources into the ecosystem. 

Our team is committed to continuously improving upon our products and services. If you have recommendations for how we can improve, or how we can further democratize access to our nation’s cyberinfrastructure resources, contact us through our feedback form

Team Members

Our team is geographically spread across three sites: National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC).

  • Agbeli Ameko (NCAR)

  • Brandon Pusateri (PSC)

  • Burt Cubbison (PSC)

  • Camille Goudeseune (NCSA)

  • David Hart (NCAR) 

  • Ken Hackworth (PSC)

  • Kyle Davis (NCAR)

  • Laura Herriott (NCSA)

  • Liz Pantalone (PSC)

  • Luis Metzgar (NCAR)

  • Matt Yoder (PSC)

  • Michael Shapiro (NCSA)

  • Nathan Tolbert (NCSA)

  • Rebecca Eveland (NCSA)

  • Rob Light (PSC)

  • Stephen Deems (PSC)

  • Steven Peckins (NCSA)

Our Partners

The ACCESS Allocations Service has partnered with the following organizations to help innovate the future allocations marketplace in a cyberinfrastructure ecosystem with a more diverse set of researchers, resources, and services. If you or your institution are interested in working with us, please see our Get Involved page.

  • Alabama A&M University

  • Carnegie Mellon University 

  • Harvard Business School

  • Indiana University

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Navajo Technical University

  • National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

  • Northwestern University

  • San Diego Supercomputing Center

  • Texas Advanced Computing Center 

  • The University of New Mexico

  • University of California, San Diego

  • University of Colorado

  • University of Delaware

  • University of Illinois

  • University of Pittsburgh

  • University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison