Shelley Knuth

Shelley is the Director of Research Computing at the University of Colorado Boulder.  Her team is operating a supercomputer, a research data storage service, a new hybrid cloud, a condo cluster, infrastructure support for courses, and a friction free network for large data transfers.  Research Computing provides training and consulting on various topics related to high performance computing, data management, programming, basic supercomputing use, and other topics.  She is also one of two executive directors of the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS), and chairs the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium (RMACC) which collaborates throughout the Rocky Mountain Region on cyberinfrastructure projects. One of the success stories of RMACC is the RMACC Summit supercomputer that is a joint effort between CU Boulder and Colorado State University.  10% of the RMACC Summit compute cycles will be available to RMACC member institutions. Our upcoming hybrid cloud, CUmulus, will provide compute cycles to RMACC members as well.

Prior to serving as Director, Dr. Knuth was the Associate Director of User Services. She was responsible for the management and strategic planning of the user services team in Research Computing.  She was also the Director of Education and Training in CRDDS.  Shelley also serves as an elected member of the XSEDE Campus Champions Leadership Team (and Region 8 Deputy Director), a member of the RMACC Women in High Performance Computing Chapter, and is co-chair of the SIGHPC-SYSPRO committee.  Additionally, she is a Certified Scrum Product Owner ® (CSPO).  She is also an instructor on a three course specialization offered through Coursera on high performance computing. 

She earned her PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences in 2014.