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