James (Jim) Wilgenbusch is the Senior Associate Director of the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Jim helps define MSI High Performance Computing (HPC) and cyberinfrastructure research agendas and oversees the daily operations of the institute. Prior to MSI, Jim was a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Scientific Computing and the founding director of Florida State University's Research Computing Center. While at FSU Jim co-founded the Sunshine State Education and Research Computing Alliance (SSERCA) to bring together Florida's geographically distributed academic organizations and high-end compute and data storage resources in order to better support statewide research and create regional synergies. In addition to his management responsibilities, Jim maintains funded research activities in the study and implementation of models and search algorithms used in phylogenetic inference and for over 15 years he has been an invited faculty member at workshops on this topic. Jim did his Ph.D. training at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.