ISC Fellows

ISC Fellows are individuals who have made significant contributions to our past events. Currently we have six ISC Fellows.


Frank Baetke

Frank Batke Global HPC Technology Program Manager, Hewlett-Packard SCI, Germany Dr. Frank Baetke works for HP's High Performance Computing Division (HPCD) with a focus on technology programs for industry, research and academia. He has been with the HPC industry for more than 19 years and holds a master degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in engineering and a Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in applied physics. He has published numerous contributions in the field of high-performance computing and related areas. He is a member of GI, ACM, IEEE and the Max Planck Society.


Karl Kaiser

Karl KaiserProfessor of Computer Engineering, University of Hamburg, Germany Dr. Karl Kaiser has been a professor of Computer Engineering (with focus on Industrial Data Processing and Autonomous Mobile Systems) at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Hamburg. He was also the dean of the department from 1985 - 1988 and the Director of the Regional Computing Center (RRZ) of the University of Hamburg from 1988 - 2010. Kaiser worked in civil engineering and taught at several German universities before his appointment in Hamburg. Kaiser had studied mathematics and civil engineering at the RWTH Aachen University and received a PhD (Dr.-Ing.) from the University of Bochum.


Satoshi Matsuoka

Satoshi MatsuokaProfessor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, National Institute of Informatics/JST CREST, Japan Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka is a full Professor at the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center (GSIC) of Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech). He is the technical leader in the construction of the TSUBAME 1, and TSUBAME 2.0. supercomputers. He has also pioneered Grid computing research in Japan and has chaired many ACM/IEEE international conferences. He has won many awards including the JSPS Prize from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science in 2006, from his Majesty Prince Akishinomiya, for the first time as a Computer Scientist.


Wolfgang E. Nagel

Wolfgang E. NagelDirector of the Center for Information Services & High Performance Computing (ZIH), Technische Universität Dresden, Germany 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 in the areas of innovative computer architectures, efficient algorithms, modern programming concepts and software tools to support complex compute and data intensive applications. Nagel has been the dean of the Computer Science department at TU Dresden from 2006 to 2009.


Horst D. Simon

Horst D. SimonDeputy Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA & Adjunct Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley 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. His algorithm research efforts were honored with the 1988 and the 2009 Gordon Bell Prize for parallel processing research. He was also member of the NASA team that developed the NAS Parallel Benchmarks, a widely used standard for evaluating the performance of massively parallel systems. He is co-author of the biannual TOP500 list. He holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the Technische Universtät in Berlin and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley.


Thomas Sterling

Thomas SterlingProfessor 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 serving as Associate Director of the PTI Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies (CREST). Since receiving his Ph.D from MIT in 1984 as a Hertz Fellow he has engaged in applied research in related fields associated with parallel computing system structures, semantics, and operation in industry, government labs, and academia. Sterling pioneered the research in commodity/Linux cluster computing and was awarded the Gordon Bell Prize in 1997 for this work. Sterling is currently engaged in research associated with the ParalleX advanced execution model for extreme scale computing. This work is to devise a new model of computation establishing the foundation principles to guide the co-design for the development of future generation Exascale computing systems by the end of this decade. Sterling is the co-author of six books and holds six patents.

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