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Industry Partner Program

Crafting Solutions for Grand Challenges in Industry and Government.

A History of Success

For over 35 years, NCSA has helped innovative organizations overcome their biggest obstacles. We partner with global companies and government agencies to tackle big questions and provide meaningful results in fields ranging from artificial intelligence to genome mapping to autonomous transportation – all supported by our eight-time HPCWire Award-winning team of experts and delivered on advanced computing resources.

Sectors we work with include:

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Energy/Oil & Gas
  • Insurance
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Transportation

Our Expertise

The NCSA Industry Partner Program offers globally recognized domain expertise, comprehensive infrastructure services, and the ability to collaborate across the University of Illinois system with renowned faculty and motivated students.

Bioinformatics & Genomics

Development, automation, and exploration

Production workflows and optimization for genomics; computational biology analysis on HPC and the cloud.

Ask us about:

  • performance optimization
  • machine learning approaches
  • variant calling
  • benchmarking
  • pipeline automation
  • genome‐wide association studies (GWAS)

Cybersecurity & Networking

Connectivity, privacy, assessment

Providing federated identity management, network monitoring and provision, software assurance, system protection, and analytics

Data Analytics & AI

Prediction, assurance, discovery

Data analysis, data management, and machine learning at massive scale for HPC and cloud environments.

Ask us about:

  • applied machine learning
  • code optimization
  • applications
  • performance tuning
  • workforce training
  • geographic information systems (GIS)

Faculty & Student Collaborations

Experience, advancement, training

Partnerships with elite faculty across wide-ranging specialties; career preparation and real-world experience for talented students.

Ask us about:

  • multidisciplinary centers
  • student work
  • publications
  • awards
  • Research Park

HPC Operations

Solutions, infrastructure, support

Building, optimizing, advancing and maintaining HPC systems for thousands of active users across the globe.

Modeling & Simulations

Modernization, scaling, research

Consulting for domain-specific fluid dynamics and finite element analysis on HPC.

Ask us about:

  • code profiling
  • multiphysics
  • finite element analysis (FEA)
  • computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • benchmarking
  • parallelization
  • FSI
  • optimization
  • multiscale

Software & Applications

Engineering, design, functionality

Development of flexible, extensible software tools and frameworks for data analysis and management.

Ask us about:

  • metadata creation
  • open source platforms
  • data management
  • custom solutions
  • integration


Access, organization, flexibility

Design, configuration and system support of filesystem hardware and software, backup solutions, and archive environments.


Transformation, illumination, communication

Exploration and application of representation techniques to maximize insight and understanding of complex data

Ask us about:

  • user interfaces
  • visualization software
  • custom solutions
  • simulations
  • public outreach
  • virtual reality (VR)
  • documentaries

Read Our Newsletter

The Industry Program releases a quarterly newsletter for its partners. Read the latest edition and subscribe to receive the newsletter in your email inbox.

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Industry Program Office


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Brendan McGinty


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Alaina Kanfer

Assistant Director for Partner Development

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Katherine Kendig

Program Manager

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Jeff Terstriep

Senior Program Manager

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Holly Highland

Senior Business Analyst

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Jason Mierek

Project Manager

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Pam Joop

Office Administrator

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Associate Project Manager

Our Partners

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Legacy Partners

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