Governance & Organization

The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute is a core research facility of the University within the Research Computing umbrella group of the Research and Innovation Office. This arrangement positions MSI to provide leadership in the development and support of large-scale computing and data driven analytics in alignment with research strengths and priorities of the University. MSI is organized into five functional units: 

  • User Gateway Group (UGG)
  • Informatics and Computing (IC)
  • Bioinformatics (BI)
  • Application Development Solutions (ADS)
  • Advanced Systems Operations (ASO)

MSI currently has two committees:

Research Computing Advisory Committee: The Research Computing Advisory Committee convenes twice a year to provide expert feedback on Research Computing's (including MSI) ongoing commitments, developments, and initiatives. The faculty and staff that serve on the RC Advisory Committee are listed on the Governance page of the Research Computing website.


HPC Allocation Committee: The HPC Allocation Committee reviews requests for supercomputing resources and makes allocation recommendations.


Elizabeth Ambrose

Medicinal Chemistry

Tim Griffis

Soil, Water and Climate

Jonathan Sachs

Biomedical Engineering

Gianluigi Veglia