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ISC Committees

Alvaro Aguilera

Research Assistant | Center for Information Services & High Performance Computing (ZIH), Technische Universität Dresden

Alvaro Aguilera is a Research Assistant at the Center for Information Services & High Performance Computing (ZIH), Technische Universität Dresden. Aguilera obtained his master's degree in computer science at the TU Dresden in 2011. His areas of interest include distributed le systems, storage solutions and performance analysis.

Sadaf Alam

Associate Director and Chief Architect | Swiss National Supercomputing Centre - ETHZ

Sadaf Alam is Associate Director and Chief Architect at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre - ETHZ. ISC'15 Tutorials Committee

David A. Bader, Executive Director for High Performance Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology

David A. Bader

Full Professor | Georgia Institute of Technology

David A. Bader is a Full Professor in the School of Computational Science and Engineering, College of Computing, at Georgia Institute of Technology, and Executive Director for High Performance Computing. He received his Ph.D. in 1996 from The University of Maryland, and his research is supported through highly-competitive research awards, primarily from NSF, NIH, DARPA, and DOE.

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Rosa M. Badia, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Rosa M. Badia

Manager, Grid computing and Clusters Group | Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Rosa M. Badia holds a PhD from the UPC (1994). Before, she graduated on Computer Science at the Facultat d' Informàtica de Barcelona (UPC, 1989). She has been lecturing and doing research at the Computer Architecture Department (DAC) at the UPC from 1989 to 2008, where she held an Associate Professor position from 1997 to 2008 (my DAC homepage); she is currently part-time lecturing again at the same department. Currently she is a Scientific Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) . She is also the manager of the Grid computing and Clusters group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

Frank Baetke, Global HPC-Technology Program, HP

Dr. Frank Baetke

Global HPC Technology Program Manager | Hewlett-Packard SCI, Germany

Dr. Baetke manages HP's Global HPC-Technology Program for academic and research institutions. Dr. Baetke is a director & board member of HP-CAST, the world-wide user group of HP-HPC; he is an advisory board member of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC); a member of the Indian Supercomputing Conference (HiPC) steering committee; he also serves on the committees of several international High Performance Computing conferences.

Pavan Balaji, Computer Scientist & Group Lead, Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Pavan Balaji

Computer Scientist & Group Lead | Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Pavan Balaji holds a joint appointment as a Computer Scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory, and as a research fellow of the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago. His research interests include parallel programming models and runtime systems for communication and I/O, modern system architecture (multi-core, accelerators, complex memory subsystems, high-speed networks), cloud computing systems, and job scheduling and resource management.

George Beckett, Deputy Director and Head of the Supercomputing Team, iVEC, University of Western Australia, Australia

Dr Mark George Beckett

Deputy Director and Head of the Supercomputing Team | iVEC, University of Western Australia

George Beckett is Deputy Director and Head of the Supercomputing Team at iVEC, University of Western Australia. George’s previous role was as Senior Project Leader at EPCC, the leading European supercomputing centre at the University of Edinburgh.

Frank Behrendt, Head of Chair for Energy Process Engineering & Conversion Technologies for Renewable Energies, Technische Universität Berlin

Prof. Dr. Frank Behrendt

Head of Chair for Energy Process Engineering & Conversion Technologies for Renewable Energies | Technische Universität Berlin

Prof. Dr. Frank Behrendt got his PhD in 1989 from Heidelberg University for his work on modelling of diffusion flames including detailed chemical reaction mechanisms. Additional research on catalytic ignition and combustion including extended research stays at the Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenborg, Sweden) and the Combustion Research Facility (Sandia National Laboratories, CA, USA) led to his habilitation at Stuttgart University in 1999.

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Costas Bekas

Manager, Foundations of Cognitive Computing | IBM Research - Zurich

Costas Bekas is managing the Foundations of Cognitive Computing group at IBM Research-Zurich. He received his B. Eng., Msc and PhD, all from the Computer Engineering & Informatics Department, University of Patras, Greece, in 1998, 2001 and 2003 respectively. Between 2003-2005, he worked as a postdoctoral associate with prof. Yousef Saad at the Computer Science & Engineering Department, University of Minnesota

Brad Best

Archelon Deutschland
Wesley Bland, Argonne National Laboratory

Wesley Bland

Postdoctoral Appointee | Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Wesley Bland is a postdoctoral appointee at Argonne National Laboratory in the Programming Models and Runtime Systems group led by Dr. Pavan Balaji. He graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2013 under the advisement of Dr. Jack Dongarra. His research interests include fault tolerance, parallel and distributed programming models, and runtime systems.

Francisco Javier Garcia Blas, Research Assistant, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Francisco Javier Garcia Blas

Research Assistant | Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Francisco Javier Garcia Blas is a Research Assistant in the Department of Computer Sciences at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Arndt Bode, Director, Leibniz Computer Center (LRZ)

Prof. Dr. Arndt Bode

Director | Leibniz Computer Center (LRZ)

Prof. Dr. Arndt Bode holds the chair for computer technology and computer organization at Technische Universität München. He runs a variety of research projects in the field of computer architecture, tools and applications for parallel and distributed systems. He is Director of Leibniz Computer Center (LRZ), the German Supercomputer Center of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences.

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Francois Bodin, Irisa

Francois Bodin

Professor | Université de Rennes 1 / Irisa, France

François Bodin co-founded CAPS entreprise in 2002 while he was a Professor at University of Rennes I and, since January 2008, has joined the company as CTO. His contributions include new approaches for exploiting high performance processors in scientific computing and in embedded applications. Prior to joining CAPS, François Bodin held various research positions at the University of Rennes I and at the IRISA/INRIA research lab.

Mahdi Bohlouli, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Siegen

Mahdi Bohlouli

Ph.D. Candidate | University of Siegen

Mahdi Bohlouli is a Ph.D. candidate a the University of Siegen. His research interests include Cloud & Grid Computing and Distributed Systems, Knowledge Representation and Modeling, and Big Data.

Taisuke Boku, Deputy Director, Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Dr. Taisuke Boku

Deputy Director | Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba

Dr. Taisuke Boku received Master and PhD degrees from Department of Electrical Engineering at Keio University. After his carrier as assistant professor in Department of Physics at Keio University, he joined to Center for Computational Sciences (former Center for Computational Physics) at University of Tsukuba where he is currently the deputy director, the HPC division leader and the system manager of supercomputing resources.

Thomas Bönisch

Head of Project & User Management | HLRS HPC Center Stuttgart

Thomas Bönisch is Head of Project & User Management at HLRS, Germany.

Jed Brown, Assistant Computational Mathematician, Argonne National Laboratory

Jed Brown

Assistant Computational Mathematician | Argonne National Laboratory

Jed Brown  received his doctor of science degree from ETH, Zurich, in 2011. He was a postdoctoral appointee at Argonne from 2011 to 2012 and was named an Argonne Scholar in 2012. The following year, he was promoted to assistant computational mathematician. He also is an assistant professor adjunct at the University of Colorado Boulder

Rich Brueckner, President, insideHPC Media

Rich Brueckner

President | insideHPC Media

Recently named as one of the Top 20 Big Data Influencers by Forbes Magazine, Rich Brueckner is an avid writer, publisher, and technology pundit focused on high performance computing. He acquired inside-HPC.com in 2010 and has since expanded his online publications to include inside-BigData, inside-Startups, and The Exascale Report.

Eva Burrows, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bergen, Norway

Eva Burrows

Postdoctoral Researcher | University of Bergen, Norway

Eva Burrows investigates the possibility of (arbitrary depth) nested parallel programming concepts based on multi-level Data Dependency Algebras (DDAs). The work includes various levels of parallelism from the on-chip parallelism of microprocessors via GPUs, FPGAs, etc up to parallel machine networks. She is combining DDA concepts with hardware programming with a strong focus on multicore and GPU programming (e.g. NVIDIA's CUDA).

Gerd Büttner

Airbus Deutschland
Xing Cai, Professor, Simula Research Laboratory, University of Oslo

Xing Cai

Professor | Simula Research Laboratory, University of Oslo

Xing Cai's research interests include parallel programming and high-performance scientific computing on multicore CPUs and GPUs; numerical methods for solving partial differential equations (PDEs); and generic PDE software.  

Franck Cappello, Co-Director, INRIA-Illinois Joint Laboratory on PetaScale Computing

Franck Cappello

Co-Director | INRIA-Illinois Joint Laboratory on PetaScale Computing

Franck Cappello holds a Senior Researcher position at INRIA. He leads the Grand-Large project at INRIA, focusing on High Performance issues in Large Scale Distributed Systems. He has initiated the XtremWeb (Desktop Grid) and MPICH-V (Fault tolerant MPI) projects. He was the director of the Grid5000 project, a nation wide computer science platform for research in large scale distributed systems.

Paolo Carloni, Head of Laboratory Computational Biophysics, German Research School for Simulation Science (GRS)

Prof. Dr. Paolo Carloni

Head of Laboratory Computational Biophysics | German Research School for Simulation Science (GRS)

Paolo Carloni obtained his PhD in Chemistry (majoring in computational biophysics) at the University of Florence in 1993 with a thesis entitled “Theoretical Studies on Metalloproteins'. He was supervised by Lucia Banci, Pier Luigi Orioli (University of Florence, Itay) and Michele Parrinello (then IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland).

I-hsin Chung, IBM Research

I-hsin Chung

Research Staff Member | Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM Research

I-hsin Chung is a Research Staff Member at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM Research. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Giovanni Ciccotti, Professor of Structure of Matter, University Roma, Italy

Giovanni Ciccotti

Professor of Structure of Matter | University Roma, Italy

The focus of Giovanni Ciccotti’s research activity is on developing algorithms for Molecular Dynamics simulation of complex systems in condensed phases. From the from now ancient SHAKE algorithm (a procedure to introduce holonomic constraints in MD) or the Subtraction Technique (a noise reducing approach to compute the response to weak external fields in Nonequilibrium MD)...

Steve Conway, Research VP, IDC High Performance Computing Group

Steve Conway

Research VP | IDC High Performance Computing Group

Steve Conway plays a major role in directing and implementing HPC research related to the worldwide market for technical servers and supercomputers. A 25-year veteran of the HPC and IT industries, Mr. Conway authors key IDC studies, reports and white papers, helps organize and advance the HPC User Forum, and provides thought leadership and practical guidance for users, vendors and other members of the HPC community.

Dona Crawford

Associate Director for Computation | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

As Associate Director for Computation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Dona L. Crawford is responsible for a staff of roughly 1000 who develop and deploy an integrated computing environment for terascale simulations of complex physical phenomena such as understanding global climate warming, clean energy creation, biodefense, and non-proliferation.

Bronis R. de Supinski

Chief Technology Officer | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Bronis R. de Supinski is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Livermore Computing (LC) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). In this role, he is responsible for formulating LLNL's large-scale computing strategy and overseeing its implementation. His position requires frequent interaction with high performance computing (HPC) leaders and he oversees several collaborations with the HPC industry as well as academia.

Damien Declat, HPC Project Director - eXtreme Computing BU, Bull

Damien Declat

HPC Project Director and Applications & Performances Manager | Bull

Damien Declat is Applications & Performances Manager and HPC Project Director - eXtreme Computing BU at Bull. he is also the Director of the Center for Excellence in Parallel Programming.

Christoph Dellago, Professor, University Vienna

Christoph Dellago

Professor | University Vienna

Prof. Dellago's research interests span a diverse set of topics in computational statistical mechanics and molecular simulation ranging from the chaotic dynamics of classical many-particle systems to chemical reactions and the behavior of nanoscale matter.

James Dinan, Intel

James Dinan

HPC Software Architect | Intel Corporation

James Dinan is a computer scientist specializing in parallel and high performance computer systems with a focus on parallel programming models, communication middleware, architecture, and scalable algorithms. My work seeks to enable better performance, new capabilities, and higher efficiency for scientific and engineering applications.

Jack Dongarra, University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, University of Tennessee

Jack Dongarra

University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science | University of Tennessee

Jack Dongarra specializes in numerical algorithms in linear algebra, parallel computing, use of advanced-computer architectures, programming methodology, and tools for parallel computers. He was awarded the IEEE Sid Fernbach Award in 2004 and in 2008 he was the recipient of the first IEEE Medal of Excellence in Scalable Computing

Luke Drury, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Ireland

Luke Drury

Director, School of Cosmic Physics | Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Professor Luke Drury is Director of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies’s School of Cosmic Physics, and is currently the chair of the European Space Agency’s working group on astronomy.

Francisco José Rodrigo Duro

Computer Science and Engineering Department | Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Ad Emmen

Managing Director | Genias Benelux

Ad Emmen studied physics at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. From 1980 until 1995, he worked in several positions at the foundation for Academic Computing Services Amsterdam (SARA). He has published papers on supercomputing and publishing technology and co-founded the journal "Supercomputer".

Wu Feng, Professor of Computer Science & Electrical & Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech

Wu Feng

Professor of Computer Science & Electrical & Computer Engineering | Virginia Tech

Wu Feng is an Elizabeth & James Turner Fellow and Professor of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, where he directs the Synergy Laboratory and serves as the VT site co-director of the NSF Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (CHREC).

Tomas Flouri, PostDoc, Scientific Computing, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS)

Tomas Flouri

PostDoc, Scientific Computing | Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS)
Holger Froning Heidelberg University

JProf. Dr. Holger Fröning

Associate Professor for Computer Engineering | Heidelberg University

JProf. Dr. Holger Fröning is Associate Professor for Computer Engineering at Heidelberg University and Visiting Professor at Graz University of Technology. ISC’15 Research Paper Committee

Luc Gauthier

Sanofi-Aventis R&D
Wolfgang Gentzsch, Co-Founder, UberCloud Community & Marketplace

Wolfgang Gentzsch

General Chair | ISC Cloud

Wolfgang Gentzsch is co-founder of the UberCloud Community and Marketplace and a strategic consultant for HPC, Grid, and cloud computing. He is also the Chairman of the ISC Cloud conference series. Wolfgang was Director At-Large of the Board of Directors of the Open Grid Forum, and an advisor to the EU project DEISA, the Distributed European Initiative for Supercomputing Applications.

Horst Gietl, Executive Consultant, Prometeus

Horst Gietl

Executive Consultant | Prometeus

Horst Gietl studied Mathematics and Information Technology at the Technical University in Munich and made his PhD at the Faculty of Mathematics. He worked at the Leibniz Computing Center in Munich, being responsible for a project of the German Research Organization with the title: „Vectorization of numerical applications to get highest performance out of a vector processor.” After that, he joined Siemens, becoming a manager for the vector processor applications/support group and working with Fujitsu’s vector processors.

Merle Giles, Director, NCSA Private Sector Programs and Economic Impact, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Merle Giles

Director | NCSA Private Sector Programs and Economic Impact, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mr. Giles is a tireless advocate of HPC’s role as an accelerator to industrial innovation. Giles is a founding member of NDEMC (National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium), a public-private partnership serving small and medium manufacturers in the American Midwest. He is a co-founder, along with HLRS and KiSTi, of the International Industrial Supercomputing Workshop.

Eng Lim Goh, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SGI

Eng Lim Goh

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer | SGI

Dr. Eng Lim Goh joined SGI in 1989, becoming a chief engineer in 1998 and then chief technology officer in 2001. He oversees technical computing programs with the goal to develop the next generation computer architecture for the new many-core era. His current research interest is in the emerging need for in situ or integrated visualization of Big Data.

David Goodell, Software Engineer, Cisco Systems

David Goodell

Software Engineer | Cisco Systems
Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, Director, Center for Parallel Computing, University of Utah

Ganesh L. Gopalakrishnan

Director | Center for Parallel Computing, University of Utah

Ganesh L. Gopalakrishnan earned his PhD in Computer Science from Stony Brook University in 1986, joining Utah the same year. He was Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary (1988), and conducted sabbatical work at Stanford University (1995), Intel, Santa Clara (2002), and Utah (2009, developing a Parallel and Concurrent Programming Curriculum Development with Microsoft Research).

R. Govindarajan, Professor, Indian Institute of Science

R. Govindarajan

Professor | Indian Institute of Science

R. Govindarajan's research interests include Instruction Scheduling for VLIW Architectures, Multi-threaded Architecture Design and Programming Models for Digital Signal Processing.

William Gropp, Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

William Gropp

Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science | University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

William Gropp received his B.S. in Mathematics from Case Western Reserve University in 1977, a MS in Physics from the University of Washington in 1978, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford in 1982. He held the positions of assistant (1982-1988) and associate (1988-1990) professor in the Computer Science Department at Yale University.

Lutz Gross, Deputy Director, Software, University of Queensland

Lutz Gross

Deputy Director, Software | University of Queensland

Lutz Gross is Deputy Director, Software at the University of Queensland. His research interestes include Large-Scale Inversion of Geophysical Data and Numerical Modeling, particularly block caving and erosion.

Daniel Hackenberg, TU Dresden

Daniel Hackenberg

Technical University Dresden

Daniel Hackenberg, Technical University Dresden, Germany

Georg Hager, Erlangen Regional Computing Center, Germany

Georg Hager

Senior Research Scientist | Erlangen Regional Computing Center (RRZE)

Georg Hager is senior research scientist at Erlangen Regional Computing Center. He is working in the HPC services group at RRZE, doing optimization, parallelization, benchmarking and porting of user codes. This includes general HPC user support. ISC'15 Steering Committee

David Ham, NERC Independent Research Fellow, Imperial College London

David Ham

NERC Independent Research Fellow | Imperial College London

Dr Ham's research interests centre on the development of new computational techniques for high performance simulations of fluids, particularly geophysical fluids. His interests span computational and computer science and include both new numerical schemes and novel approaches to their implementation.

Frank Hannig

Department of Computer Science | Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg

Frank Hannig's research interests and projects include Invasive Computing, ExaStencils — Advanced Stencil-Code Engineering, and Research Training Group "Heterogeneous Image Systems."

Frank Hannig is Head of the Architecture and Compiler Design Group in the Department of Computer Science at Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

Frank Hannig

Head of the Architecture and Compiler Design Group | Department of Computer Science at Friedrich-Alexander University

Frank Hannig is Head of the Architecture and Compiler Design Group in the Department of Computer Science at Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

Magne Haveraaen, Professor, University of Bergen

Magne Haveraaen

Professor, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences | Department of Informatics, University of Bergen
Stephan Herhut, Research Scientist, Intel Labs

Stephan Herhut

Research Scientist | Intel Labs

Stephan Herhut is a Research Scientist at Intel Labs in Santa Clara. He works at the Programming Systems Lab on better programmability for parallel hardware, and is part of the team behind River Trail, an effort to bring the power of data-parallel programming to the web. Before joining Intel, he was a Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire, more precisely part of the Compiler Technology and Computer Architecture group.

Torsten Hoefler, Innovative Sytems Lab Application and System Performance Modeling and Simulation Lead, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Torsten Hoefler

Innovative Sytems Lab Application and System Performance Modeling and Simulation Lead | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Torsten Hoefler is working in the Blue Waters Directorate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is responsible for performance modeling and simulation of the Blue Waters Petascale computer and applications running on it. He is co-chair of the collective operations working group in the MPI Forum. Hoefler is interested in Collective Communications, Process Topologies, One Sided Operations, and Hybrid Programming in MPI. He is also a member of ACM SIGHPC, ACM, and IEEE.

Weicheng Huang, Research Fellow & Division Director, Software Technology Division, National Center for High-Performance Computing, Taiwan

Dr. Weicheng Huang

Research Fellow & Division Director | Software Technology Division, National Center for High-Performance Computing, Taiwan

Dr. Weicheng Huang is currently a full time research fellow as well as Division Director of Software Technology Division of National Center for High-performance Computing (NCHC) in Taiwan. After graduated from UIUC with a Ph.D. degree in year 1994, Weicheng has worked as Assistant Research Fellow in Academia Sinica in Taiwan (1994~1998), Research Scientist of NCSA in the US (1998~2001), and the division chief of Parallel Processing Division in NCHC (2001 ~ 2008).

Huynh Phung Huynh, Scientist and Capability Group Manager, A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing

Huynh Phung Huynh

Scientist and Capability Group Manager | A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing

Huynh Phung Huynh's research interests include high performance computing (HPC): compiler optimization for GPU, many cores and other accelerators; Parallel computing: framework for parallel programming or scheduling; and HPC for data mining and machine learning algorithms.

Sverre Jarp, Chief Technology Officer, CERN openlab

Sverre Jarp

Chief Technology Officer | CERN-OpenLab

Sverre Jarp has been working in computing at CERN for over 35 years and has held both managerial and technical positions promoting advanced but cost-effective computing solutions for the Laboratory. In 2001-02 he spent a sabbatical year at HP Labs (Palo Alto, USA). Upon his return, he started working as the Chief Technology Officer in the CERN openlab.

Zhong Jin,  Associate Professor, Supercomputing Center, Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SCCAS)

Dr. Zhong Jin

Associate Professor | Supercomputing Center, CNIC, Chinese Academy of Science

Dr. Zhong Jin is currently an Associate Professor in Supercomputing Center, Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SCCAS). In 2006, he pursued his PhD in computational chemistry in Department of Chemistry, Emory University, United States.

Earl Joseph, Research Vice President, IDC

Dr. Earl Joseph II

Research Vice Presiden | IDC

Earl Joseph is IDC Research Vice President and Executive Director of he HPC User Forum. His experience includes 27 years in the computer industry, with a focus on technical computing and high performance computing.

Sylvie Joussaume, Director, National Institute of Sciences of the Universe (INSU /CNRS)

Sylvie Joussaume

Director | National Institute of Sciences of the Universe (INSU /CNRS) and Department of Sciences of the Universe

Sylvie Joussaume was appointed Director of the National Institute of Sciences of the Universe (INSU /CNRS) and Director of the Department of Sciences of the Universe as of April 29, 2003. Sheattended the Ecole normale supérieure and holds a doctorate in science (doctorat d'Etat).

Richard Kenway, Professor, University of Edinburgh

Richard Kenway

Professor | University of Edinburgh

Professor Kenway was appointed to the Tait Chair of Mathematical Physics at the University of Edinburgh in 1994. His research explores non-perturbative aspects of theories of elementary particles using computer simulation of lattice gauge theories, particularly the strong interactions of quarks and gluons described by Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD).

Volodymyr Kindratenko, Senior Research Scientist, National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Volodymyr Kindratenko

Senior Research Scientist | National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Volodymyr Kindratenko is a Senior Research Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) - home of Blue Waters supercomputer - one of the largest high-performance computing (HPC) resources available for open academic research. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) - one of the highest-ranking computer engineering programs in the US.

Dean Klein, Vice President of Memory System Development, Micron Technology

Dean Klein

Vice President of Memory System Development | Micron Technology

Dean Klein is Vice President of Memory System Development at Micron Technology. Mr. Klein joined Micron in January 1999, after having held several leadership positions at Micron Electronics, Inc., including Executive Vice President of Product Development and Chief Technical Officer. He also co-founded and served as President of PC Tech, Inc.

Sigi Knecht, Senior Manager Political Affairs, European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS)

Sigi Knecht

Senior Manager Political Affairs | European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS)

Siegfried Knecht is Senior Manager Political Affairs at EADS in Germany and Head of Civil R&T Affairs. He is responsible for the coordination and accomplishment of the political lobbying of EADS civil R&T topics on the German Federal and Länder level. Additionally, he has a direct link to the EADS CTO and to the Corporate Technical Office where he provides support and advice on German R&T policy as well as on general political issues.

Dimitri Komatitsch is National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) Research Director

Dimitri Komatitsch

Research Director | National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France

Dimitri Komatitsch is National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) Research Director in the Laboratory of Mechanics and Acoustics at the University of Aix-Marseille, France.

Alice Koniges

Petascale Postdoc Coordinator, User Services Group | National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Soon after she became the first woman ever to earn a PhD in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University, Alice Koniges began her career as a member of NERSC’s Computational Physics Group in 1984 at LLNL. She achieved the first successful parallel code run on the four-processor Cray-2.

Oleksiy Koshulko, Senior Research Associate, Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics NAS

Dr. Oleksiy Koshulko

Senior Research Associate | Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics NAS

Dr. Koshulko is a senior research associate at Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematical modeling and numerical methods. His professional interests include parallel processing, machine learning, time series analysis and forecasting. Dr. Koshulko serves as program committee member of several international HPC conferences and is a chair of the HPC-UA conference in Kyiv.

Kimmo Koski

Managing Director | CSC – IT Center for Science, Finland

Kimmo Koski started in his current position as Managing Director of the Finnish IT center for science, CSC, in August 2004. Prior to his present position, Koski spent 4.5 years in Nokia Research Center and Nokia Technology Platform. Earlier work experience includes 10 years at CSC in various positions and a one-year visiting period in CERN in Switzerland.

Petros Koumoutsakos, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Petros Koumoutsakos

Chair for Computational Science | ETH Zürich

Petros Koumoutsakos is Chair for Computational Science at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. His group examines disciplinary interfaces and their common computational hallmarks, with focus on multiscale modeling, uncertainty quantification and stochastic optimization to understand and predict phenomena in areas ranging from engineering to life sciences.  ISC'15 PRACE Scientific Steering Committee

Dieter Kranzlmüller

Full Professor of Computer Science | Ludwig – Maximilians - Universität Muenchen (LMU)

Dieter Kranzlmüller is full professor of computer science at the Ludwig – Maximilians - Universität Muenchen (LMU) and member of the board of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. At present, he serves as the German representative on the EGI Council, he is an elected member of the EGI.eu Executive Board, and currently Scientific Director of the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM).

Julian Kunkel, Research Assistant, Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum

Julian Kunkel

Research Assistant | Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum

Since 2006, Julian Kunkel has been working on tracing environments and tools for client and server-side I/O. In 2013, he defended his thesis about the monitoring and simulation of parallel programs on application and system level. He is responsible for Hamburg's contribution to SIOX and project lead designer.

Christian Lang, Professor, University Graz

Christian Lang

Professor | University Graz

Christian Lang is a theoretical physicist. His interest lies in elementary particle physics and statistical physics, in particular Lattice Field Theory.

Jysoo Lee, Founding Director General, National Institute of Supercomputing & Networking, Korean Institute of Science & Technology Information

Dr. Jysoo Lee

Founding Director General | National Institute of Supercomputing & Networking, Korean Institute of Science & Technology Information

Dr. Jysoo Lee is the founding director general of NISN (National Institute of Supercomputing and Networking) in Korea. He received BS degree from Seoul National University in 1985, and Ph. D. degree from Boston University in 1992, all on physics. He was visiting scholar at Julich Supercomputing Center in Germany, and was research associate at the Levich Institute of the City College of New York.

Pekka Lehtovuori, Center for Scientific Computing, Finland

Pekka Lehtovuori

Director, Services for Research | Center for Scientific Computing, Finland

Dr. Pekka Lehtovuori holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. Currently he is working as a Director, Services for Research at CSC - the Finnish IT center for science. He was previously responsible for the coordination and operation of CSC's international and national grid-infrastructures (e.g. DEISA, EGEE, NDGF, and the Finnish national computing grid, M-grid).

Tau Leng, Vice President and the General Manager of HPC Solutions, Supermicro

Tau Leng

Vice President and the General Manager of HPC Solutions | Supermicro

Tau Leng is a Vice President and the General Manager of HPC Solutions at Supermicro. Tau leads teams responsible for systems integration, testing and validation, as well as HPC and Datacenter business development. Tau's area of technical expertise resides in High Performance Computing Clustering technology and Datacenter Architecture.

Dong Li, Researcher,  Oak Ridge National Lab

Dr. Dong Li

Researcher | Oak Ridge National Lab

Dr. Dong Li is a research staff of the Future Technologies Group led by Dr. Jeffrey S. Vetter at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is also an adjunct assistant professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Virginia Tech in 2011.

Fang-Pang Lin, Grid Application Division Manager, National Center for High-Performance Computing, Taiwan

Fang-Pang Lin

Grid Application Division Manager | National Center for High-Performance Computing, Taiwan

Fang-Pang Lin earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Swansea, Wales, and is a Research Scientist in Grid Computing Division, NCHC since 2003. His research Interests include computational fluid dynamics; finite element analysis; multigrid methods; parallel and distributed computing; optimization design; grid computing; telescience; SARS Grid; EcoGrid; visualization.

Erik Lindahl is Professor of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Erik Lindahl

Professor of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics | KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Erik Lindahl is Professor of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, and Professor of Computational Structural Biology at Stockholm University.

Thomas Lippert, Director, Jülich Supercomputing Center

Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lippert

Director | Jülich Supercomputing Center

Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lippert is the Director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.  He is the managing director of the John von Neumann-Institut für Computing (NIC), a virtual institute of the partner centres DESY (Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron, Hamburg), FZJ and GSI (Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt) in the Helmholtz Association. He holds the chair for Computational Theoretical Physics at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany.

Qing Gary Liu Research Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Qing Gary Liu

Research Scientist | Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Qing Gary Liu is a Research Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Prof. Dr. Yutong Lu, Director, System Software Laboratory, School of Computer Science, National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), Changsha, China

Prof. Dr. Yutong Lu

Director, System Software Laboratory, School of Computer Science | National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), Changsha, China

Prof. Dr. Yutong Lu is the Director of the System Software Laboratory, School of Computer Science, National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), Changsha, China. She is also a professor in the State Key Laboratory of High Performance Computing, China. She got her B.S, M.S, and Ph.D. degrees from the NUDT

Craig Lucas, Senior Technical Consultant, NAG, UK

Craig Lucas

Senior Technical Consultant | NAG, UK

As a Senior Technical Consultant at NAG, Craig Lucas's key area is high performance computing. He also works on NAG's Numerical Libraries with emphasis on multi-core parallelism and numerical linear algebra. Craig joined NAG in 2008 to work on the HECToR service and is based in our Manchester Office. Before this he worked on CSAR, a previous national supercomputing service. He has also contributed software to the LAPACK library.

Thomas Ludwig, Professor of Computer Engineering, University of Hamburg, Germany

Thomas Ludwig

Professor of Computer Engineering | University of Hamburg

Thomas Ludwig received his doctoral degree and the German habilitation degree at the Technische Universität München, where he conducted research on HPC from 1988 to 2001. From 2001 to 2009 he had a chair for parallel computing at the Universität Heidelberg. Since 2009 he is the director of the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) and professor at the Universität Hamburg.

Muniyappa Manjunathaiah, Lecturer, School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading

Muniyappa Manjunathaiah

Lecturer, School of Systems Engineering | University of Reading

Muniyappa Manjunathaiah's research in computational science includes novel and emergent systems and architectures, parallel and distributed computing, cloud computing, mathematical modelling, scalable algorithms, middleware to support parallel and distributed applications.

Naoya Maruyama RIKEN AICS

Naoya Maruyama

Team Leader | RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (RIKEN AICS)

Naoya Maruyama is a Team Leader at RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (RIKEN AICS), where he leads the HPC Programming Framework Research Team. He joined RIKEN AICS in 2012 after years at Tokyo Institute of Technology, where I received Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2008.

Carlo Massimo Casciola is Full Professor of Fluid Dynamics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza."

Carlo Massimo Casciola

Full Professor of Fluid Dynamics | University of Rome "La Sapienza"

Carlo Massimo Casciola is Full Professor of Fluid Dynamics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza."

Satoshi Matsuoka, Professor, Global Scientific Information and Computing Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology (GSIC)

Prof. Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka

Professor | Global Scientific Information & Computing Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Satoshi Matsuoka is a Professor at the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center of Tokyo Institute of Technology (GSIC). He is the leader of TSUBAME series of supercomputers, which became the 4th fastest in the world on the Top500 and awarded the "Greenest Production Supercomputer in the World" by the Green 500 in November, 2010 and June 2011.

Michael Mayer

Novartis Pharma
Simon McIntosh-Smith, Head of the Microelectronics Group & Bristol University Business Fellow, Senior Lecturer in High Performance Computing & Architectures, Bristol University

Simon McIntosh-Smith

Head of the Microelectronics Group | Bristol University

Simon McIntosh-Smith received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Cardiff in 1991, graduating as valedictorian.  He then began his career as a microprocessor architect at Inmos and STMicroelectronics, before co-designing the world's first fully programmable GPU at Pixelfusion in 1999. In 2002 he co-founded ClearSpeed Technology where, as Director of Architecture and Applications, he co-developed the first modern many-core HPC accelerators.

Cynthia McIntyre, Council of Competitiveness, USA

Dr. Cynthia R. McIntyre

Senior Vice President | U.S. Council on Competitiveness

Dr. Cynthia R. McIntyre is Senior Vice President of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness.

Richard Membarth, Full professor for Computer Graphics, Intel Visual Computing Institute, Saarland Universit

Richard Membarth

Full professor for Computer Graphics | Intel Visual Computing Institute, Saarland Universit

Richard Membarth is a full professor for Computer Graphics at Intel Visual Computing Institute, Saarland Universit. His research projects include Multi-core Architectures and Programming; InvasIC: Invasive Algorithms, Architectures, and Programming; ExaStencils: Advanced Stencil-Code Engineering; and Heterogeneous Image Systems.

Martin Meuer, ISC Conference Co-Chair

Martin Meuer

General Co-Chair and Managing Director | ISC

Martin Meuer is ISC Conference Co-Chair and Managing Director of ISC Events. He holds a graduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe. Martin has worked in various positions for IT security companies before he joined Prometeus in 2002.

Thomas Meuer

General Co-Chair and Managing Director | ISC

Thomas Meuer is ISC Conference Co-Chair and Managing Director of ISC Events. He holds a graduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Prior to joining ISC Events in 2007, he spent over 10 years in IT Security, Consulting, Finance and Risk Management in various multinational companies, serving lastly as an IT Audit Manager at KPMG in Berlin.

Marek T. Michalewicz, Senior Director, A*STAR Computational Resource Centre

Marek T. Michalewicz

Senior Director | A*STAR Computational Resource Centre

Marek is the Senior Director, A*STAR Computational Resource Centre (ACRC). Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) is the main government funded research agency in Singapore. In late 1999 Marek founded NEMS sensors and metrology company Quantum Precision Instruments

Bernd Mohr, Senior Scientist, Jülich Supercomputing Center

Dr. Ing. Bernd Mohr

Executive Consultant | Prometeus

Dr. Ing. Bernd Mohr, a senior scientist at the Juelich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) responsible for user support and training, has joined the ISC team as an ISC Executive Consultant. Mohr will continue to divide his time between his existing tasks at JSC and ISC.

Daniel Molka

Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (Zebra Technologies) | Technische Universität Dresden

Ben Moore

Professor of Astrophysics | Universität Zürich

Ben Moore is Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Zurich. His research is centered on understanding the origin and evolution of the Universe and how stars, planets and galaxies form. Custom built supercomputers are often used, such as the in-house constructed zBox. ISC'14 PRACE Scientific Steering Committee

Alexander Moskovsky, Chief Executive Officer, RSC SKIF

Alexander Moskovsky

Chief Executive Officer | RSC STechnologies

Alexander Moskovsky is CEO at RSC Technologies. He holds a PH.D. in molecular modeling, with experience in high-performance computing and offshore software development, and specialties in parallel and distributed computing, high-perfromance computing and molecular modeling. ISC'15 Research Paper Committee ISC'14 Research Poster Committee

Matthias Müller,  Professor of High Performance Computing, RWTH Aachen University

Matthias S. Müller

Professor of High Performance Computing | RWTH Aachen University

Matthias S. Müller has been University Professor of High Performance Computing at the RWTH Aachen Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences since January 2013. His research focuses are the automatic error analysis of parallel programs, parallel programming models, performance analysis, and energy efficiency.

Wolfgang E. Nagel, Director of the Center for Information Services & High Performance Computing (ZIH) Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel

Director | Center for Information Services & High Performance Computing (ZIH) Technische Universität Dresden

Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel is full professor of Computer Architecture at the Institute for Computer Engineering at Technical University (TU) Dresden. He graduated from  RWTH Aachen University with a PhD, and has worked in the field of parallel programming since 1980s. He has published more than 100 papers

Kengo Nakajima, Professor, Supercomputing Division, University of Tokyo

Kengo Nakajima

Professor, Supercomputing Division | University of Tokyo

Kengo Nakajima describes his mission as "to be a bridge between HPC and ... I like it." His research interests include Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Methods (FEM), Parallel Computing, Preconditioned Iterative Linear Solvers, Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR), and Solid Earth Simulation.

Hiroshi Nakashima, Professor, Academic Center for Computing & Media Studies, Kyoto University

Hiroshi Nakashima

Professor | Academic Center for Computing & Media Studies, Kyoto University

Hiroshi Nakashima has been a professor of Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University, since 2006. He is pursuing research and education on parallel computer architecture, parallelizing compilers and language implementation, and parallel application softwares.

Antonio Navarra, President, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)

Antonio Navarra

President | Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)

Antonio Navarra is the President of the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change. Born in Naples in 1956, he graduated in Physics in Bologna in 1980 and returned to Italy in 1986 after a PhD at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton. He is Dirigente di Ricerca of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology.

Risto Nieminen, Dean, Aalto University School of Science

Risto Nieminen

Dean | Aalto University School of Science

Risto Nieminen is the Dean of Aalto University School of Science. Prior to that, he was director of COMP, the Centre of Excellence for Computational Nanoscience at Aalto, in 2000-2013. He is also the Chair of Psi-k, the leading international network for electronic-structure theory, computation and applications.

Dimitris Nikolopoulos, Professor, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at Queen's University of Belfast

Dimitris S. Nikolopoulos

Professor, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | Queen's University

Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos is Professor in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at Queen's University of Belfast, where he holds the Chair in High Performance and Distributed Computing (HPDC) and is Director of Research in the HPDC Cluster. His research interests include the architecture, programming, characterisation and optimisation of scalable computing systems.

Ramon Nou, Senior Researcher, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Ramon Nou

Senior Researcher | Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Ramon Nou is a Senior Researcher in the European project IOLanes the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). He also served as WP Leader / Assistant in the European project XtreemOS at BSC.

Motoi Okuda, Executive Architect, Technical Computing Solutions Unit, Fujitsu

Dr. Motoi Okuda

Executive Architect, Technical Computing Solutions Unit | Fujitsu

Dr. Motoi Okuda is an Executive Architect in the Technical Computing Solutions Unit of Fujitsu Ltd. and the Assistant to the President of the Next Generation Technical Computing Unit at Fujitsu Ltd. His work experience includes development of computational science and engineering programs dealing with fluid dynamics nuclear code, crashworthiness, and molecular dynamics

Stephan Olbrich, Director, Regional Computer Center (RCC), Universität Hamburg

Stephan Olbrich

Director, Regional Computer Center (RCC) | Universität Hamburg

Since February 1, 2010, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Olbrich has been director of the Regional Computer Center (RCC). He was appointed to a W3 professorship at the University of Hamburg, which is also connected with the position of Scientific Director of the Regional Computing Centre of the University.

Modesto Orozco, Professor Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, IRB Barcelona

Modesto Orozco

Professor Biochemistry and Molecular Biology | IRB Barcelona

Modesto Orozco’s research activity is focused on the theoretical study of biological systems. More than 350 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals like Nature, Nature Genetics, Angew Chem., Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA, Chem.Rev., Chem.Soc.Rev., Acc. Chem. Res., J.Am.Chem.Soc. His publications have collected more than 14000 citations with an h-index of 65.

Julio Ortega, Full Professor, University of Granada

Julio Ortega

Full Professor | University of Granada

Maurizio Ottaviani

French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) Cadarache Center

Maurizio Ottaviani is senior researcher and team coordinator at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) Cadarache Center. ISC'15 PRACE Scientific Steering Committee ISC'14 PRACE Scientific Steering Committee

Ignacio Pagonabarraga Mora, University of Barcelona, Spain

Ignacio Pagonabarraga Mora

Professor in Condensed Matter | University of Barcelona, Spain

Ignacio Pagonabarraga Mora is a Professor in Condensed Matter at the University of Barcelona, Spain.

Yale N. Patt, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Yale N. Patt

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering | University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Yale Patt is a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, and holds the Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Centennial Chair in Engineering. He also holds the title of University Distinguished Teaching Professor. He earned his B.S. at Northeastern University and his M.S. and Ph.D. at Stanford University, all in electrical engineering.

Dr. Franz-Josef Pfreundt

Divison Director | Fraunhofer ITWM

Dr. Franz-Josef Pfreundt studied Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science resulting in a Diploma in Mathematics and a Ph.D degree in Mathematical Physics (1986). From 1986-1995 he had a permanent position at the University of Kaiserslautern as Head of the Research Group for Industrial Mathematics. In 1995 he was cofounder of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics – ITWM .

Olivier Pironneau, Professor, University Paris VI

Olivier Pironneau

Professor | University Paris VI

Prof. Olivier Pironneau's research interests include fluid mechanics, mathematical finance, optimal design, numerical analysis and partial differential equations. He is author of 8 books and 693 papers and advisor of more than 30 Ph. D. Students. He is a member of French Academy of Sciences since 2002.

Thierry Poinsot

Research Director | Université de Toulouse

Thierry Poinsot is Research director at Institut de Mecanique des Fluides de Toulouse (CNRS) and scientific advisor for the Computational Fluid Dynamics group at CERFACS (Center for Research and Formation for Advanced Scientific Computations, Toulouse) : www.cerfacs.fr/cfd

Thomas Poulet, Mathematical Geoscientist, CSIRO, Australia

Thomas Poulet

Mathematical Geoscientist, Exploration & Mining Division | CSIRO, Australia

Thimas Poulet is using his expertise in computer programming and algorithmics to improve tools used for the three-dimensional modelling of geological processes with the CSIRO Exploration & Mining Division.

Ying Qian

Research Scientist | KAUST-IBM Center for Deep Computing Research

Ying Qian is a research scientist at the KAUST-IBM Center for Deep Computing Research. Previously, he was a software engineer at the Shanghai Communication Technologies Center.

Michael M. Resch, Chair, ISC’14 Gauss Award Committee

Prof. Dr. Michael Resch

Director | High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS)

Michael M. Resch is the Dean of the faculty for Energy- Process and Biotechnology of the University of Stuttgart, director of the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), director of the Department for High Performance Computing, and director of the Information Center (IZUS) at the University of Stuttgart/Germany. Michael Resch has over 25 years of experience in HPC and was an invited plenary speaker at SC’07 in Reno/USA.

Yves Robert, Professor, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Lyon

Yves Robert

Professor | Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Lyon

Yves Robertis a professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Lyon. His research activities include a primary interest in algorithm design and scheduling techniques for large-scale distributed platforms.

François Robin

Deputy Director | CEA, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission

François Robin is the Deputy Director of CEA, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission.

Damian Rouson, Managing Director, Center for Computational Earth & Environmental Sciences at Stanford University

Damian Rouson

Managing Director | Center for Computational Earth & Environmental Sciences at Stanford University

Damian Rouson is the Managing Director of the Center for Computational Earth and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University.  He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Howard University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. His professional interests relate primarily to software engineering for computational science and engineering and turbulence in classical, quantum, and magnetohydrodynamic flows.

Kenneth Ruud, University of Tromsø

Kenneth Ruud

University of Tromsø

Kenneth Ruud's research interests include the development of new computational methods for the calculation of molecular properties, in particular linear and nonlinear properties involving mixed electric and magnetic fields, as well as perturbations due to nuclear distortions.

Sonia Sachs, US Department of Energy

Sonia Sachs

Computer Scientist, Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) | Department of Energy, Office of Science

Sonia Sachs is an expert in the design and delivery of cost-effective, high-performance technology solutions in support of large and complex scientific and commercial projects and programs with budget responsibilities up to $20 Million annually. She is skilled in all phases of the project life cycle, from initial feasibility analysis and conceptual design through implementation, maintenance and support.

Marie-Christine Sawley, Exascale Lab Director, Intel

Marie-Christine Sawley

Exascale Lab Director | Intel

Marie-Christine Sawley holds a degree in Physics and a PhD in Plasma Physics from EPFL (1985). After a postdoc at the University of Sydney, she joined the EPFL in 1988 to lead the support group for HPC applications. She lead a number of HPC initiatives for introducing new technology at the EPFL such as the PATP with the Cray T3D, the SwissTX prototype and the establishing the Vital IT partnership between HP, EPFL and the SIB.

Sven-Bodo Scholz, Professor, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh

Sven-Bodo Scholz

Professor | Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh

Sven-Bodo Scholz is a professor at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh. He states that "I am always interested in collaborations with both, colleagues from academia and industry. F

Wolfgang Schröder

Director | Institute of Aerodynamics

Wolfgang Schröder is Director of the Institute of Aerodynamics and holds the Chair of Fluid Dynamics at RWTH Aachen University. He received his doctorate degree 1987 from RWTH Aachen University. After his postdoc time at the California Institute of Technology from 1987 through 1989 he was in charge of the Aerothermodynamics Department, Space Infrastructure at the German Aerospace AG.

Thomas Schulthess, Director, Swiss National Supercomputing Center

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schulthess

Director | Swiss National Supercomputing Center

Thomas Schulthess is the director of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) at Manno. He studied physics and earned his Ph.D. degree at ETH Zurich. As CSCS director, he will also be professor of computational physics at ETH. He worked for twelve years at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee, a leading supercomputing and research in the US.

Felix Schürmann

Adjunct Professor | Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Felix Schürmann is adjunct professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, co-director of the Blue Brain Project and involved in several research challenges of the European Human Brain Project. He studied physics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, supported by the German National Academic Foundation. Later, as a Fulbright Scholar, he obtained his Master's degree (M.S.) in Physics

Christof Schütte

Professor and Head of the Biocomputing Group | Freie Universitat Berlin

Christof Schütte is Head of the Biocomputing Group at Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Mathematik. His research area is "Numerical Mathematics / Scientific Computing" with a strong focus on application problems from the life sciences and in cooperation with partners from the respective application fields and/or economy.

Luis Serrano, Director, Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Spain

Luis Serrano

Director | Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Spain

In our group we are aiming at a quantitative understanding of biological systems to an extent that one is able to predict systemic features and with the hope to rational design and modify their behavior. This applies to any system comprising biological components that is more than the mere sum of its components, or, in other words, the addition of the individual components results in systemic properties that could not be predicted by considering the components individually.

Gilad Shainer, Chairman, HPC Advisory Council

Gilad Shainer

Vice \Ppresident of Marketing | Mellanox Technologies

Gilad Shainer serves as the vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. Mr. Shainer joined Mellanox in 2001 as a design engineer and later managed several hardware and software product developments. Mr. Shainer later served in senior marketing management roles between July 2005 and February 2012.

John Shalf, NERC, USA

John Shalf

Chief Technology Officer | NERSC

John Shalf is Chief Technology Officer at NERSC. His background is in electrical engineering: he spent time in graduate school at Virginia Tech working on a C-compiler for the SPLASH-2 FPGA-based computing system, and at Spatial Positioning Systems Inc.

Nages Sieslack

Public Relations Manager | ISC

Nages manages the media relationships and external communication activities for the ISC conference series. Her strength lies in building relationships with the company’s stakeholders. She is also involved in managing a handful of conference sessions. Her latest ventures are the HPC start-up session and the Exhibitor Innovation Forum.  Nages speaks four languages fluently and is very curious about the norms of different cultures...

Luis Silva, IST Lisbon, Portugal

Luis Silva

Professor of Physics | IST Lisbon, Portugal

Luis Silva is a Professor of Physics (Professor Catedrático) at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, Portugal. His research is performed at the Laser and Plasmas Group, where he leads the epp team. He is also the scientific coordinator of the Laser and Plasmas Group.

Horst D. Simon, Deputy Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA & Adjunct Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Horst D. Simon

Deputy Director | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Horst Simon is the Deputy Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Simon’s research interests are in the development of sparse matrix algorithms, algorithms for large-scale eigenvalue problems, and domain decomposition algorithms for unstructured domains for parallel processing.

Pradeep K. Sinha, Senior Director and Chairman, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)

Dr. Pradeep K. Sinha

Senior Director and Chairman | Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)

Dr. Pradeep K. Sinha is a senior member of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). Currently, he holds three prestigious positions at C-DAC. These are Senior Director (Corporate Strategy and R&D), Senior Director (High Performance Computing) and Chairman (Academic Council). Before joining C-DAC, Dr. Sinha was with Multimedia Systems Research Laboratory of Panasonic in Tokyo, Japan.

Happy Sithole, Director, Center for High Performance Computing

Dr. Happy Sithole

Director | Center for High Performance Computing

Dr. Happy Sithole is the Director for the Center for High Performance Computing in South Africa. He holds a PhD in Physics based on Computer Simulation studies. Dr. Sithole has previously been a Senior lecturer at the Physics Department at University of Limpopo. He moved to industry, where he worked as a Research Scientist at De Beers Consolidated Mines

Konstantin S. Solnushkin Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University

Konstantin S. Solnushkin

Ph.D. Candidate | Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University

Konstantin S. Solnushkin received his B.S. and M.S. degrees with honors from Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Russia, in 2003 and 2005, respectively. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. His research interests include economics of high performance computing and automated design of computer clusters. ISC'15 Research Paper Committee ISC'15 Research Poster Committee

Rainer Spurzem, Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences & University of Heidelberg

Rainer Spurzem

Visiting Professor | Silk Road Project, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Rainer Spurzem completed his Ph.D. at the University of Göttingen (Germany) in 1988 with a thesis on stellar systems around supermassive black holes. During the 90s he worked as a researcher and teaching assistant at the University of Kiel (Germany), bringing GRAPE special purpose computers for astrophysical N-body simulations to Europe.

Alexandros Stamatakis, Group Leader, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS)

Alexandros Stamatakis

Group Leader | Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS)

Alexandros (Alexis) Stamatakis studied computer science at TU Munich and ENS Lyon (with internships in Athens, Paris, and Madrid). In 2001 he received his diploma in computer science from TU Munich. In 2004 he received his PhD (also at TU Munich) for work on algorithms and parallel computing for phylogenetic inference (reconstruction of evolutionary trees using DNA data).

Peter Stauffert

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma
Thomas Sterling, Professor of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University (IU) School of Informatics and Computing

Prof. Dr. Thomas Sterling

Professor of Informatics & Computing | School of Informatics & Computing, Indiana University

Dr. Thomas Sterling holds the position of Professor of Informatics and Computing at the Indiana University (IU) School of Informatics and Computing as well as serves as Chief Scientist and Executive Associate Director of the Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies (CREST). Since receiving his Ph.D from MIT in 1984 as a Hertz Fellow Dr. Sterling has engaged in applied research in fields associated with parallel computing system structures, semantics, and operation in industry, government labs, and academia.

Erich Strohmaier, Head of Future Technology Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Erich Strohmaier

Head of Future Technology Group | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Erich Strohmaier is an internationally known expert in assessing and improving the performance of high performance computing systems. How the system performs over the long haul, rather than its short-term potential, is what matters. And as one of the co-founders of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers, Strohmaier has found that the most important information comes from looking at the changes in the list over time

Marius Swoboda, Head of Design Systems Engineering, Rolls-Royce

Marius Swoboda

Head of Design Systems Engineering | Rolls-Royce

Marius Swoboda is Head of Design Systems Engineering at Rolls-Royce. His experience includes Honorary Professor at TU Berlin and Lecturer in Compressible Aerodynamics TU Berlin.

Osamu Tatebe, Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba

Osamu Tatebe

Associate Professor | University of Tsukuba

Osamu Tatebe's research interests include Data Intensive Computing, High Performance Computing, Grid Computing, Distributed Operating System, Runtime System for Parallel Computers, Parallel Numerical Algorithm, and Compilers.

Ulla Thiel, Vice President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Cray

Ulla Thiel

Vice President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) | Cray

Ulla Thiel joined Cray in 2004 and serves as Vice President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Before joining Cray, she was Director of HPC Sales EMEA at IBM. Dr. Thiel received her doctorate in mathematics from Saarbruecken University and has held various research positions at universities in Heidelberg and Madrid.

Jeyarajan Thiyagalingam

Research Associate | Oxford University
Dominik Tildesley, CECAM, UK

Dominik Tildesley

Director | European Centre for Atomic and Molecular Computation (CECAM)

Dominik Tildesley is Director of the European Centre for Atomic and Molecular Computation (CECAM), UK. ISC'15 PRACE Scientific Steering Committee

Matthew Tolentino, Research Scientist, Intel

Matthew Tolentino

Research Scientist | Intel

Matthew Tolentino is a Research Scientist at Intel and an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Washington.

Yuichi Tsujita

Research Scientist | RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science

Yuichi Tsujita is a Research Scientist at RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science. His research areas include Informatics and Computer system/Network.

Ash Vadgama

University of Warwick

Prof. Dr. Joost VandeVondele

Professor | ETH Zürich

Prof. Dr. Joost VandeVondele’s research focus is on the development of new methods to enable ab initio molecular dynamics simulations of complex systems with modern density functional theory. New methods, implemented for massively parallel computers, are applied to a wide range of systems such as radicals in clusters and the condensed phase, surface physics, and interfacial systems such as dye sensitized solar cells.

Xavier Vigouroux, Bull, France

Xavier Vigouroux

Director of the Center for Excellence in Parallel Programming | Atos, Bull Technologies

After a PhD in Distributed computing, Xavier Vigouroux worked for several major companies in different positions: From Investigator at Sun labs to Support Engineer for HP. He has now been working for Bull – now integrated within Atos – for several years. He led the HPC benchmarking team for the first five years and is now in charge of the ” Center for Excellence in Parallel Programming ” at Atos. ISC'15 Research Paper Committee

Vladimir Voevodin, Deputy Director of the Research Computing Center, Moscow State University

Vladimir Voevodin

Deputy Director of the Research Computing Center | Moscow State University

Vladimir Voevodin is Deputy Director of the Research Computing Center at Lomonosov Moscow State University (1998-present) where he is responsible for supercomputing facilities and activities of RCC MSU. He is also a professor at the Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics Faculty of MSU (2005-present) and a professor at the Mechanic-mathematical Faculty of South-Ural State University (2004-present).

Heike Walther, Conference Program Coordinator, ISC

Heike Walther

Conference Program Coordinator | ISC
Zhonglei Wang, System Engineer, Intel Mobile Communications

Zhonglei Wang

System Engineer | Intel Mobile Communications

Dr. Zhonglei Wang is a System Engineer at Intel Mobile Communications. Prior to Intel, he was a senior researcher at the Chair for Embedded Systems (CES) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) until 2012, leading the group System Simulation and Cyber Physical Systems. Before he joined CES, he was with the Institute for Integrated Systems (LIS), TUM, as a scientific staff member, from 2006 to 2010.

Tadashi Watanabe, Project Leader, RIKEN Next-Generation Supercomputer R&D Center

Tadashi Watanabe

Project Leader | RIKEN Next-Generation Supercomputer R&D Center

Tadashi Watanabe believes the Next-Generation Supercomputer will be a driving force behind Japanese science and technology and an essential foundation for advanced research and development. It will be used in the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, and biology), nanoscience, the life sciences, engineering, and the prediction of environmental change and natural disasters.

Isabella Weger, Deputy Director of Computing, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, UK

Isabella Weger

Deputy Director of Computing | European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, UK

Isabella is Head of Computer Division at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, where she is in charge of ECMWF’s computing facilities and infrastructure. Before she joined ECMWF in 2005, she was Director of IT Services at the University of Graz, Austria.

Michelle Weiland, EPCC, UK

Dr. Michele Weiland

Project Manager | The University of Edinburgh EPCC

Dr. Michele Weiland is Project Manager at The University of Edinburgh EPCC.

Gerhard Wellein, Head of HPC Group, Erlangen Regional Computing Center

Gerhard Wellein

Head of HPC Group | Erlangen Regional Computing Center

Gerhard Wellein holds a PhD in Solid State Physics from the University of Bayreuth and is a regular Professor at the Department for Computer Science at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He heads the HPC group at Erlangen Regional Computing Center (RRZE) and has more than ten years of experience in teaching HPC techniques to students and scientists from Computational Science and Engineering.

Andreas Wierse, Managing Director, SICOS BW

Andreas Wierse

Managing Director | SICOS BW

Mr. Wierse studied Mathematics at Bonn University and briefly worked at the Institute for Applied Mathematics, before he 1991 moved to Stuttgart, to work on his PhD in the visualization department at the Computing Centre of the University. In 1997 he founded together with his colleagues the start-up VirCinity (later Visenso) and co-ordinated as managing director the commercialization of the COVISE visualization software

Thomas Wild, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Technische Universität München

Thomas Wild

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology | Technische Universität München

Thomas Wild's research interests include Many-core system on chip (SoC) architectures, Network processor (NPU) architectures, On-chip communication architectures, networks on chip (NoC), System level design methodologies, and Design space exploration.

Claudio Zannoni, Professor of Physical Chemistry, University Bologna

Claudio Zannoni

Professor of Physical Chemistry | University Bologna

Research activity is in the field of liquid crystals and anisotropic soft materials using theory, computer simulations and various spectroscopical techniques and has led to over 250 publications in international journals or multi-author books, particularly on Computer Simulations and Modeling (Monte Carlo, Molecular Dynamics) of lattice (Lebwohl-Lasher), molecular (Gay-Berne) and atomistic models and Statistical Theories of bulk and confined Liquid Crystals.

Yunquan Zhang, Research Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yunquan Zhang

Research Professor | Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yunquan Zhang is a research professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interests include parallel computational model, parallel programming, performance benchmarking and optimization, and large scale parallel computing. He also hols the postions of General Secretary of SAMSS and Vice General Secretary of CCF HPCTC.

Peter Ziegenhein, The Institute of Cancer Research, UK

Peter Ziegenhein

Post-Doctoral Training Fellow | Institute of Cancer Research · Joint Department of Physics

Peter Ziegenhein is a Post-Doctoral Training Fellow at the Institute of Cancer Research · Joint Department of Physics (with The Royal Marsden Hospital).

Simon Portegies Zwart, Professor of Computational Astrophysics, Leiden University

Simon Portegies Zwart

Professor of Computational Astrophysics | Leiden University

Simon Portegies Zwart was born in Amsterdam and studied astronomy at the University of Amsterdam. After his PhD with Frank Verbunt at Utrecht University he traveled over the world while working as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Amsterdam, Tokyo University (Japan), MIT (USA), and back to Amsterdam.

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