Tim Cockerill

User Services Directorate

Phone: 512-475-9411 | Email: cockerill@tacc.utexas.edu

Tim Cockerill is TACC's Director of User Services. He oversees the allocations process by which computing time and storage is awarded on TACC's HPC systems. The User Services team is also responsible for user account management, training, and user guides. Tim also currently serves as the DesignSafe Deputy Project Director, providing a web-based platform supporting natural hazards research. Tim is co-PI on two NSF CC* awards providing training and research support for underserved/under-resourced universities and community colleges. Tim joined TACC in January, 2014, as the Director of Center Programs responsible for program and project management across the Center's portfolio of awards. Prior to joining TACC, he was the Associate Project Director for XSEDE and the TeraGrid Project Manager. Before entering the world of high performance computing in 2003, Tim spent 10 years working in startup companies aligned with his research interests in gallium arsenide materials and semiconductor lasers. Prior to that, Tim earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

Selected Publications

Rathje EM, Dawson C, Padgett JE, Pinelli J-P, Stanzione D, Arduino P, Brandenberg SJ, Cockerill T, Esteva M, Haan FL Jr, Kareem A, Lowes L and Mosqueda G (2020) Enhancing Research in Natural Hazards Engineering Through the DesignSafe Cyberinfrastructure. Front. Built Environ. 6:547706. doi: 10.3389/fbuil.2020.547706.

K Keahey, P Riteau, D Stanzione, T Cockerill, J Mambretti, P Rad, P Ruth (2019). Chameleon: a scalable production testbed for computer science research, Contemporary High Performance Computing, 123-148. CRC Press, eBook ISBN: 9781351036863.

Rathje, E., Dawson, C. Padgett, J.E., Pinelli, J.-P., Stanzione, D., Adair, A., Arduino, P., Brandenberg, S.J., Cockerill, T., Dey, C., Esteva, M., Haan, Jr., F.L., Hanlon, M., Kareem, A., Lowes, L., Mock, S., and Mosqueda, G. (2017). DesignSafe: A New Cyberinfrastructure for Natural Hazards Engineering, ASCE Natural Hazards Review, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000246.

Stewart, C.A., Cockerill, T.M., Foster, I., Hancock, D., Merchant, N., Skidmore, E., Stanzione, D., Taylor, J., Tuecke, S., Turner, G., Vaughn, M., and Gaffney, N.I., Jetstream: a self-provisioned, scalable science and engineering cloud environment. 2015, In Proceedings of the 2015 XSEDE Conference: Scientific Advancements Enabled by Enhanced Cyberinfrastructure. St. Louis, Missouri. ACM: 2792774. p. 1-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2792745.2792774.

John Towns, Timothy Cockerill, Maytal Dahan, Ian Foster, Kelly Gaither, Andrew Grimshaw, Victor Hazlewood, Scott Lathrop, Dave Lifka, Gregory D. Peterson, Ralph Roskies, J. Ray Scott, Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, "XSEDE: Accelerating Scientific Discovery", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.16, no. 5, pp. 62-74, Sept.-Oct. 2014, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2014.80.


B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Current Projects

NSF CMMI-2022469
Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure: Cyberinfrastructure (DesignSafe) 2020-2025

NSF OAC-2019136
CC* CIRA: Building Research Innovation at Community Colleges

NSF OAC-1925764
CC* Team: SWEETER -- SouthWest Expertise in Expanding, Training, Education and Research