Director's office

The CISL Director's Office works to ensure that scientists have the resources and services they need to pursue research into the complex processes that make up the Earth system, from the ocean floor and atmosphere to the Sun's core.

The Director's Office also encourages and supports CISL's ongoing and important work as a member of the local, regional, and national cyberinfrastructure community as well as the community at large.


Dr. Thomas Hauser, CISL Interim Director
Director, Technology Development Division

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Thomas Hauser is director of the Technology Development Division (TDD). In addition, he was named CISL Interim Director in November 2022 after the departure of Anke Kamrath, who had served as CISL Director since June 2017.

Before joining CISL in March 2021, Thomas was the director of Research Computing at the University of Colorado Boulder and is also one of the two founding executive directors of the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship and a faculty member in the Libraries. Thomas has chaired the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium (RMACC), through which about 30 academic and research institutions  promote access to high-performance computing. He also has a deep interest in diversity, inclusion, and workforce issues, such as encouraging the formation of the RMACC chapter of Women in HPC. Thomas earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, specializing in computational fluid dynamics from the University of Technology in Munich, Germany.

Dr. Jeff de La Beaujardière, Director
Information Systems Division

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Jeff de La Beaujardière has been director of the Information Systems Division (ISD) since August 2018. His focus is geospatial data usability: ensuring that Earth observations and model outputs are open, discoverable, accessible, documented, interoperable, citable, curated for long-term preservation, and reusable by others. His current interest is on leveraging HPC and the public Cloud to bring analysis and visualization capabilities to the data. Jeff previously worked at NOAA and NASA in Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from CU Boulder and his B.A. in Physics from UC Berkeley.

Irfan Elahi, Director
High-Performance Computing Division

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Irfan Elahi oversees the High-Performance Computing Division (HPCD), which is responsible for systems engineering, administration, management, and advanced user support for the computational and storage resources and services CISL provides to NCAR and UCAR member institutions. HPCD provides resources and services for computation, data analysis, data post-processing, visualization, and large-scale data sharing. Irfan has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, and more than 30 years’ experience in architecting, deploying, and managing high-performance computing and storage resources.

Dave Hart, Director
Research Support Division

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Dave Hart oversees the Research Support Division, which provides a range of IT infrastructure and support services for CISL’s HPC and data service environments. Dave manages the allocations processes for CISL's HPC resources and also has responsibility for and coordinates a range of other cross-divisional activities within CISL, including reporting and communications. He is the NCAR site lead for XSEDE and director of XSEDE’s Resource Allocations Service. Before joining CISL in 2010, Dave worked for 15 years at the San Diego Supercomputer Center in a variety of leadership positions. He has an M.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters of Mass Communication from the University of Georgia.

Amy Moore, Assistant Director of Administration, Lead Lab Administrator

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Amy Moore leads the administrative staff and processes for CISL, including oversight of the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputer Center and UCAR Communications Pool budget function, and provides strategic planning, budget and human resources leadership for the lab. She joined UCAR Finance in 1995, was a member of the NCAR High Altitude Observatory administrative team from 1997 to 2002, and has been with CISL since 2003. Amy has a B.S. in Finance from Regis University.

Elizabeth Chapin, Lab Administrator, Senior Business Analyst

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Elizabeth Chapin oversees the CISL administration team in partnership with Amy Moore and executive leadership, including budget, human resources support, proposal, award and strategic planning. She joined NCAR in 2003, worked in the High Altitude Observatory and NCAR Director's Office, and has been with CISL since 2011. Elizabeth has a B.A. in Economics from Colorado State University.