Meet the USRC NMC staff.

Brian Atkinson

Brian AtkinsonBrian Atkinson is a post masters from Clemson University who is currently working on fast storage endpoints using accelerators. He completed his Masters in Computer Engineering from Clemson University in May 2018, and received a Bachelors in Computer Science with a minor in Applied Mathematics from Coastal Carolina University. In previous research, as a graduate and undergraduate student, Brian worked on the parallel file system OrangeFS under the guidance of his advisor Dr. Walt Ligon. Brian's research interest include parallel file systems, operating systems, and parallel run time systems.

Mentor(s): Brad Settlemyer, Wendy Poole, Dominic Manno, and Jeff Inman


Dr. Steven Buelow

Steven BuelowDr. Buelow is responsible for the leadership, management, and strategic direction of the organization. Before joining the New Mexico Consortium in 2012 as the Director of Laboratory Research, Dr. Buelow held research and management positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). As Leader of the Energy Security Center, he worked with LANL line and program organizations to coordinate the development of LANL’s Energy Security Mission.

Dr. Buelow has degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and in Physics and Chemical Physics from Harvard University. While at LANL, he initiated and led research projects in a wide range of technical areas including hydrothermal chemistry, high-resolution spectroscopy, and the measurement of ultra-fast dynamical processes. At LANL Dr. Buelow worked with more than seventy students and nearly two-dozen post-doctoral students and was recognized for excellence as a mentor.


 Kristina Frye

Kristina FryeInterference and performance variability on HPC systems.