Tim Cockerill is TACC's Director of User Services. He oversees the allocations process by which computing time and storage is awarded on TACC's HPC systems. Tim also currently serves as the DesignSafe Deputy Project Director, and is involved in TACC's cloud computing projects Chameleon and Jetstream. Tim joined TACC in January, 2014, as the Director of Center Programs responsible for program and project management across the Center's portfolio of awards. Prior to joining TACC, he was the Associate Project Director for XSEDE and the TeraGrid Project Manager. Before entering the world of high performance computing in 2003, Tim spent 10 years working in startup companies aligned with his research interests in gallium arsenide materials and semiconductor lasers. Prior to that, Tim earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.