Chris Fuson is the Group Leader for the User Assistance team at the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) located at Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL). The NCCS User Assistance provides technical support and promotes effective use of NCCS HPC resources through direct support, training, documentation, advocacy, communication, and usability tools/policies.

Chris is also the Program Manager for the National Climate-Computing Research Center (NCRC). The NCRC is a partnership between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide high performance computing (HPC) services and climate modeling support. The NCRC team has delivered and supports several HPC systems and infrastructure that have allowed the advancement of models and improved understanding of climate variability.


Mississippi College
Computer Science
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


2020 — UT-Battelle Awards Night, “Mission Support”

2019 — UT-Battelle Awards Night, “Mission Support”

2019 — UT-Battelle Significant Event Award, “Acceptance Testing of the Summit Supercomputer”

2015 — Cray User Group Best Paper Award, "Use of Continuous Integration Tools for Application Performance Monitoring"

2015 — UT-Battelle Significant Event Award, "Summit Supercomputer Acquisition Project"


Fuson C.F, Renaud W.A., and Wynne J.R (2016) "Improving User Notification on Frequently Changing HPC Environments", Cray User Group Conference, London, United Kingdom, May 2016.
Vergara Larrea V.G, Joubert W, and Fuson C.F (2015) "Use of Continuous Integration Tools for Application Performance Monitoring", Cray User Group Conference, Chicago, United States, April 2015.
Barker A., Fuson C.B., et al. (2013) “The Complexity of Arriving at Useful Reports to Aid in the Successful Operation of an HPC Center”, presented at Cray User Group Conference, Napa Valley, California, May 2013