Nancy Wilkins-Diehr
Associate Director
San Diego Supercomputer Center
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0505
858-534-5118
wilkinsn@sdsc.edu

Education
1992          M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, San Diego State University
1984          B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy, Boston College

Experience
2011-present XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support Services, co-director
  • Co-managing a group of over 70 staff members who provide extended support on a variety of cyberinfrastructure topics (with a particular emphasis on high end computing and data) to the national academic research community. Annual budget of $8M.
2004-2011 Area Director for Science Gateways, TeraGrid
  • Responsible for implementation of revolutionary community interfaces to NSF's cyberinfrastructure resources
2004-2007 Director of Consulting, Documentation and Training, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego
  • Responsible for supporting thousands of researchers on SDSC and TeraGrid high performance computing systems
2001-2004 Associate Director, Scientific Computing Division, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego
  • Responsible for supporting thousands of researchers on SDSC's high performance computing systems
  • Direction of five groups within the Scientific Computing Division - Scientific Computing Applications, Scientific Computing Services, Grid Applications, Data Applications, Visualization Services
2002-2004 Co-Chair, User Services working group, NSF TeraGrid project
  • Responsible for user support across the nine sites in the cutting-edge production scientific grid project
1998-2001 Project Manager, National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego
  • Project management for multidisciplinary projects spanning 30 institutions with an annual budget of ~$35M.
1998-2003 Chair, Resources Working Group, National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego
  • Coordinate national HPC activities across four academic institutions.
1993-1998 Associate Staff Programmer/Analyst, Scientific Computing, San Diego Supercomputer Center, General Atomics
  • Led and participated in providing HPC support services to the national academic research community.
1991-1993 Senior Engineer, Fluid Systems Branch, General Atomics
  • Evaluated passive decay heat removal concepts for gas-cooled nuclear reactor designs.
1988-1991 Engineer, Aerodynamics Group, General Dynamics Convair Division
  • Performed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis on a wide range of configurations including wind tunnels, cruise missiles and hypersonic vehicles.

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