Prof. Dr. Marc SnirDirector, Mathematics & Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory & Professor of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Marc Snir, is Director of the MCS Division at ANL, and chaired professor of computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-‐Champaign. A distinguished scholar, Marc is an Argonne distinguished fellow, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Until 2001, Snir was a senior manager at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, where he received two Outstanding Innovation Awards for his research on hierarchical memory models and on parallel system architecture and software structure and a Corporate Award for work on scalable parallel communications and software technologies. At IBM, Snir led the software research for the IBM SP and Blue Gene products, and made major contributions to the design of MPI. At UIUC, Snir chaired the Department of Computer Science from 2001 to 2007. In the last five years, he served as the first director of the Illinois Informatics Institute, co-‐director of the Intel and Microsoft Universal Parallel Computing Research Center, and co-‐PI of the petascale Blue Waters system at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.