Dr. Kenneth HosteHPC Support Team, Ghent University
Kenneth Hoste received his Masters degree and Ph.D in Computer Science from Ghent University in Belgium. His research topics included applying machine learning techniques to various problems that relate to analysis, estimation and optimization of computer system performance. Particular topics include the characterization of microarchitecture-independent workload behavior, and applying evolutionary search algorithms to optimizing static and JiT compilers. Since October 2010, he has been working in the HPC support team of Ghent University, focusing on user support topics. As a direct result of this, he has taken up the role as main developer and release manager of EasyBuild, a community-powered framework written in Python that aims to tackle the ubiquituous problem of automating the tedious task of building and installing (scientific) software.