BJ Lougee is the Director of Advanced Research Computing at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in the Center for the Advancement of Data and Research in Economics. He is also the Campus Champion Deputy Director for Region 4. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Masters of Science in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He conducts research and development on the Bank's high performance computing environment (HPC) and helps researchers to effectively utilize advance research computing to accelerate their research. He has a particular research interest in helping to drive the adoption of HPC techniques for the long-tail sciences in the Federal Reserve System.