About Cyberinfrastructure and Advanced Research Computing


ITS’ CIARC team works to identify research needs across Mines and to provide research computing and data resources, services and infrastructure to advance research and achieve our Mines @150 vision. CIARC will assist faculty by identifying information technology solutions and facilitating their research in areas such as: high-performance computing, evaluation of cloud vs. on-premise computing, storage and transfer of research data, project management with respect to IT solutions, etc. By providing consultation services and by acting as a liaison between faculty and ITS groups, CIARC is able to efficiently provide customized solutions to fit research needs.

Empowering Scientists to Do Science


Matthew Ketterling
Senior Director of Infrastructure and Research Computing Solutions

Kira Wells
Manager, Research Infrastructure Services

Mike Robbert
Systems Administrator/Cyberinfrastructure Support

Richard Gilmore, Ph.D.
Visualization Engineer

Nicholas Danes, Ph.D.
Computational Scientist
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Matt Brookover
Solutions Architect

Other Staff

Additional staff from Research and Technology Transfer, ITS, Arthur Lakes Library, and the Mines Geology Museum also collaborate with CIARC in research support activities.


Governing Committees


There are many individuals and groups that make up RSS; in addition to CCIT staff in various groups, day-to-day collaborations include members the Library, Office of Research Administration, and Research and Technology Transfer. It is expected that this coordination will become more formal.

Research Technologies Advisory Committee (RTAC)

RTAC is comprised of representatives from CCIT and domain science research.  The purpose of RTAC is to provide guidance and support for cyberinfrastructure at Mines, and to advise Mines IT Executive Committee on current and future trends.  RTAC aims to fulfill the following goals:

  • Increase support Mines research through an increasingly robust cyberinfrastructure
  • Increase communication and awareness of existing cyberinfrastructure in support of Mines research
  • Increase utilization and leveraging of Mines cyberinfrastructure and research support services resulting in a positive impact to research efforts
  • Provide technologies and education which lead to a culture of collaboration and sharing within the Mines community


RTAC Representatives:

VPRTT representative Lisa Kinzel
Director of CIARC Matt Ketterling (Chair)
Assistant Director of Research Computing Vacant
Director of IS Vacant
Director of CIARC Matt Ketterling (Chair)
Faculty Senate Representative Tzahi Cath-CE
Department Head (1) Paul Sava-GP
Faculty Researchers (4) Garritt Tucker-ME
  Sebnem Duzgun-MN
  Jeff Squier-PH
  Qi Han-CS