BJ Lougee is a computer scientist and cyberinfrastructure engineer and practitioner in Research Support Services (RSS) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He is also the XSEDE Campus Champion Deputy Director for Region 4. Prior to joining the Bank in 2014, he was the Lead HPC Systems Administrator at the High-Performance Computing Center (HPCC) for the 76th Software Maintenance Group at Tinker Air Force Base. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is currently working toward his Master of Science in Computer Science with an emphasis in high-performance computing and machine learning at Georgia Institute of Technology. He conducts research and development on the Bank's high-performance computing environment (HPC) and trains researchers on using HPC. He has a particular research interest in helping to drive the adoption of HPC techniques in the economics field.