ISC Fellows

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

Frank Baetke

tl_files/isc/images/iscFellows/iscfellows_frank_baetke.jpg 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.

Jack Dongarra

tl_files/isc/images/iscFellows/iscfellows_jack_dongarra.jpgUniversity Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, University of Tennessee & Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Jack Dongarra holds an appointment at the University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the University of Manchester. He 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; in 2010 he was the first recipient of the SIAM Special Interest Group on Supercomputing's award for Career Achievement. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, and SIAM and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

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.

Thomas Ludwig

tl_files/isc/images/iscFellows/iscfellows_thomas_ludwig.jpgProfessor of Computer Engineering, University of Hamburg, Germany

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.

His research activity is in the fields of high volume data storage, energy efficiency, and performance analysis concepts and tools for parallel systems. At DKRZ Prof. Ludwig takes the responsibility for accomplishing its mission: to provide high performance computing platforms, sophisticated and high capacity data management, and superior service for premium climate science.

Satoshi Matsuoka

Satoshi MatsuokaProfessor, Global Scientific Information & Computing Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan 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. He has also co-lead the Japanese national grid project NAREGI during 2003-2007, and is currently leading various projects such as the JST-CREST Ultra Low Power HPC and JSPS Billion-Scale Supercomputer Resilience.  He has authored over 500 papers according to Google Scholar, and has chaired many ACM/IEEE conferences, including the Technical Papers Chair, Community Chair, and the upcoming Program Chair for Supercomputing Conferences 09, 11 and 13 respectively.  He is a fellow of ACM and European ISC, and has won many awards including the JSPS Prize from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science in 2006, awarded by his Highness Prince Akishinomiya, the ACM Gordon Bell Prizes for 2011, and the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2012.

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, School of Informatics & Computing, Indiana University and Chief Scientist & Executive Associate Director, Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies (CREST)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. Dr. Sterling is best known as the "father of Beowulf" for his pioneering research in commodity/Linux cluster computing. He was awarded the Gordon Bell Prize in 1997 with his collaborators for this work. He was the PI of the HTMT Project sponsored by NSF, DARPA, NSA, and NASA to explore advanced technologies and their implication for high-end system architectures. Other research projects included the DARPA DIVA PIM architecture project with USC-ISI, the Cray Cascade Petaflops architecture project sponsored by the DARPA HPCS Program, and the Gilgamesh high-density computing project at NASA JPL. Thomas Sterling is currently engaged in research associated with the innovative ParalleX execution model for extreme scale computing to establish the foundation principles to guide the co-design for the development of future generation Exascale computing systems by the end of this decade. ParalleX is currently the conceptual centerpiece of the XPRESS project as part of the DOE X-stack program and has been demonstrated in proof-of-concept in the HPX runtime system software. Dr. Sterling is the co-author of six books and holds six patents. He was the recipient of the 2013 Vanguard Award.

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