Team Information

Location: Camarillo, California

Established: 2002

Enrollment: 7000

Mascots: Ekhos the Dolphin

California State University Channel Islands is again fielding two teams in the Winter Classic. CSUCI is the youngest school in the competition at just over a decade old. Young typically means eager, and the CSUCI teams have never disappointed on this score. Their teams in the 2022 competition demonstrated a vast desire to learn more about HPC.

Four members of those 2022 teams competed at SC22 in Dallas under the banner Team TexaCal. While they didn’t win the overall championship at SC, they learned a whole lot about HPC

One of the members of the “High Performance Dolphins Deluxe” competed in the 2022 Winter Classic and the SC22 competition, which should help their team hit the ground running.

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"I'm Berkhan Berkdemir and I am a computer science undergraduate student in California State University, Channel Islands.  I am originally from Turkey but I have been studying computer science in both Santa Monica Collage and California State University, Channel Islands since 2017.  I am interested in the high performance computing for the academic research."

Lars Haavaldsen:

"I am a Computer Science and Cybersecurity student in my Junior year at CSUCI, and I also work for CSUCI’s ITS Solution Center. Outside of school I love being outside, hiking, biking, running or backpacking, I love it all! I also make music and recently have been building a modular synthesizer!"

Harrison Power:  

"My name is Harrison Power and I am a Computer Science Major at CSU Channel Islands. I’m originally from Hawaii but I’ve been living in California for about the last 10 years. When I’m not geeking out over computers, I like to practice Muay Thai, ride my motorcycle, and write."

Bennett Rousseau:

"I am a senior mechatronics student at CSUCI. Most of my experience has been related to robotics but I do have an interest in high performance computing."