Student Cluster Competition        
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2021 Competition
St. Louis, Missouri

Competition Committee

The hardworking volunteer committee that makes the Student Cluster Competition possible is dedicated to students and mentoring the future of HPC at the SC conference. These individuals donate their time and energy to create a one-of-a-kind experience for undergraduates.

Kathleen Shoga
Kathleen Shoga, SCC Competition Chair
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Kathleen Shoga works as a computer scientist for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Livermore Computing Division. She works on multiple aspects of HPC, including performance tools, system administration, system monitoring, and big data databases. She also participated in the SCC as a student in ’12 and ’13.

Stephanie Brink
Stephanie Brink, SCC Competition Vice Chair
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Computer Scientist; I enjoying taking day trips to explore new areas around me!

SC is one of my favorite conferences of the year! I am looking forward to catching up with everyone!

Yasaman Ghadar
Yasaman Ghadar, SCC Application Lead
Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF)

Assistant Computational Scientist, I enjoy gardening and planting both flowers and vegetables.

I am looking forward to side discussions at SC21.

Rigoberto Moreno Delgado
Rigoberto Moreno Delgado, SCC Infrastructure Lead
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

HPC Systems Engineer at LLNL. I enjoy tinkering with various tech gadgets in my spare time.

I am looking forward to having another successful SCC and reconnecting with old colleagues.

Georgios Markomanolis
Georgios Markomanolis, SCC IO500 Benchmark Lead
CSC - IT Center For Science Ltd. (CSC)

Lead HPC Scientist, I enjoy swimming and hiking on a frozen sea.

I look forward to seeing everybody at SC21 and have a lot of discussions!

Abhinav Thota
Abhinav Thota, SCC Applications Team
Indiana University

HPC Applications Tech Lead at IU. I enjoy bowling and running in my spare time.

I look forward to catching up with old friends and making new friends at SC21.

Dan Dietz
Dan Dietz, SCC Infrastructure Team
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

HPC Engineer at ORNL. I attended my first SC conference in 2010 as a competitor in the SCC. That kickstarted my career in HPC in academia, industry, and now ORNL. I enjoy spending my free time petting my 3 cats.

I’m looking forward to giving back to the SCC as a committee member and seeing everyone at the conference!

Paul Peltz
Paul Peltz, SCC Infrastructure Team
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

I am a HPC Systems Engineer and I love to play and watch soccer.

I can’t wait to see all of my friends in person again at SC’21.

Sam Coleman
Sam Coleman
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, retired

Sam is happily retired from LLNL and has never been busier, with volunteer activities, covid-permitting, including the Massive Storage Systems and Technology conference (MSST), timing the Reno Air Races, volunteering at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and on the Washoe County Community Emergency Response Team, helping at SCC since 2007, fixing neighborhood computers, teaching Windows 10 classes, and doing as much hiking as time allows.

Aroua Gharbi
Aroua Gharbi
Georgia Institute of Technology

I am a PhD candidate in Computational Science/Aerospace Engineering at the Aerospace Systems Design Lab. I am originally from Tunisia in North Africa and have been volunteering with SC since 2017. SC is my favorite conference ever and I am excited to work on something different this year. In my free time I enjoy outdoor activities, reading and snuggling with my cat Izzy.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone in St. Louis in a couple of months!

Amiya Maji
Amiya Maji
Purdue University

Senior Computational Scientist at Purdue. I enjoy gardening, cooking, and taking pictures in my spare time (not necessarily in that order).

I look forward to meeting new people, enjoy the excitement of SCC, and marvel at the grandness of SC21.

Ramin Nosrat
Ramin Nosrat

HPSS Program Manager and former programmer. I’ve attended almost all SC conferences. I like to cook and eat, am an aspiring woodworker, and play the tuba in a local orchestra.

I look forward to seeing everyone at SC21 in St. Louis!

Darshan Sarojini
Darshan Sarojini
Georgia Institute of Technology

Postdoctoral fellow at the Aerospace Systems Design Lab. The SuperComputing conference gave me my first introduction to HPC, and its potential in computational mechanics. In my free time I enjoy biking, hiking, and caving.

I am looking forward to getting to know everyone in-person!