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The CORE Team

Based at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego, the CORE team and network include researchers and practitioners from multiple areas of expertise. We are excited to build a culture of convergence research and create a scientifically-innovative, solution-minded community.


Director of Strategic Partnerships


Institute Director


Project Coordinator

Principal Investigators

The  CORE Institute was launched as a joint effort by researchers from the National Science Foundation's Convergence Accelerator, focused on AI-driven innovation through data and model sharing.​

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Ilkay Altintas

UC San Diego


Laura Condon

University of Arizona


Beatriz Martinez Lopez

UC Davis


Bradley Olsen



Janos Sztipanovits

Vanderbilt University


Peng Zhang

Stony Brook University

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The CORE Network

The  CORE Network includes experts from diverse disciplines and sectors that collaborate with the Institute as advisors, mentors and/or instructors​

  • Amarnath Gupta; UC San Diego

  • Andrell Bower; City of San Diego

  • Brad Voytek; UC San Diego

  • Chaitan Baru; National Science Foundation

  • Dan Atkins; University of Michigan

  • David Danks; UC San Diego

  • Deepjyoti Deka; Los Alamos National Lab

  • Ethan Jackson; Microsoft

  • Gary Olson; UC Irvine

  • Janel Humphrey; UC San Diego

  • Jennifer Burney; UC San Diego

  • John Bwarie; Stratiscope

  • John Porten; University of San Diego

  • Judith Olson; UC Irvine

  • Kevin Hiers; Department of Defense

  • Lindsay Bearup; Bureau of Reclamation

  • Lydia McClure; National Science Foundation

  • Max Moritz; UC Santa Barbara

  • Melisa Leñero; International Development Enterprise

  • Michael Pozmantier; National Science Foundation

  • Nirav Merchant; Cyverse

  • Ilya Zaslavsky, UC San Diego

  • Paul Wynns; UC San Diego

  • Peter Melchior; Princeton University

  • Rod Linn; Los Alamos National Lab

  • Russ Parsons; USDA Forest Service

  • Scott Pokswinski; New Mexico Consortium

  • Shalini Vajjhala; re:focus partners

  • Sharon Franks; UC San Diego

  • Stuart Sandin; Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Tapio Schneider; California Institute of Technology

  • Wendy Groves; UC San Diego

  • Yolanda Gil; University of Southern California

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