Transforming the Future

Biographies

We will be adding biographies of the ISC 2022 Chairs as they become available.

 

Hartwig Anzt
Hartwig Anzt
Hartwig Anzt
Helmholtz Young Investigator &
Research Group Leader, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Research Consultant, University of Tennessee

Hartwig Anzt, ISC 2022 Workshop Chair, is an externally-evaluated Helmholtz Young Investigator and tenured research group leader at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, Germany). Hartwig Anzt also holds a research consultant position at the University of Tennessee (USA). In his role as a research group leader at KIT, Hartwig Anzt is one of the six KIT-PIs in Germany's National Computing Initiative (NHR). On a European Level, Hartwig Anzt is a Principal Investigator in the EuroHPC project MICROCARD where he is leading the numerical methods effort. Hartwig Anzt is also part of the US Exascale Computing Project (ECP) where he is leading both the cross-laboratory Multiprecision Focus Effort and the sub-project on developing preconditioned exascale-enabled Krylov solvers (PEEKS). Hartwig Anzt has a strong background in numerical mathematics, specializes in iterative methods and preconditioning techniques for the next generation hardware architectures. Hartwig Anzt has a long track record of high-quality software developments. He is author of the MAGMA-sparse open-source software package and managing lead and developer of the Ginkgo numerical linear algebra library.

LORENA A. BARBA
Lorena A. Barba
Lorena A. Barba
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington DC.

Lorena A. Barba, ISC 2022 Tuesday Keynote, is professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. An international leader in computational science and engineering, she is also a long-standing advocate of open source software for science and education, and she is well known for her courses and open educational resources. She was a recipient of the 2016 Leamer-Rosenthal Award for Open Social Sciences, and in 2017, was nominated and received an honorable mention in the Open Education Awards for Excellence of the Open Education Consortium. Barba served (2014–2021) in the Board of Directors for NumFOCUS, a 501(c)3 public charity in the United States that supports and promotes world-class, innovative, open-source scientific software. She is an expert in research reproducibility, and was a member of the National Academies study committee on Reproducibility and Replicability in Science, which released its report in 2019. She served as Reproducibility Chair for the SC19 (Supercomputing) Conference, is Editor-in-Chief and track editor for Reproducible Research in IEEE’s Computing in Science & Engineering, was founder and Associate Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Open Source Software, and is Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Open Source Education. She was General Chair of the global JupyterCon 2020 and was named Jupyter Distinguished Contributor in 2020.

KEREN BERGMAN
Keren Bergman
Keren Bergman
Charles Batchelor Professor 
of Electrical Engineering,
Columbia University

Keren Bergman, ISC 2022 Program Chair, is the Charles Batchelor Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University where she also serves as the Faculty Director of the Columbia Nano Initiative. Prof. Bergman received the B.S. from Bucknell University in 1988, and the M.S. in 1991 and PhD in 1994 from M.I.T. all in Electrical Engineering. At Columbia, Bergman leads the Lightwave Research Laboratory encompassing multiple cross-disciplinary programs at the intersection of computing and photonics. Bergman serves on the Leadership Council of the American Institute of Manufacturing (AIM) Photonics leading projects that support the institute’s silicon photonics manufacturing capabilities and Datacom applications. She is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and IEEE.

LAURA CARRINGTON
Laura Carrington
Laura Carrington
President and co-founder
of EP Analytics

Laura Carrington, ISC 2022 Track Chair Parallel Programming & Performance Modelling, is President and co-founder of EP Analytics, which provides expertise and software tools for application-focused performance analysis and optimizations of High-Performance Computing (HPC) codes. Dr. Carrington is an internationally recognized HPC expert with over 60 publications on HPC benchmarking, analysis of accelerators (GPUs and FPGAs) for HPC workloads, increasing the accessibility and performance of HPC-in-the-cloud and development of tool-based solutions for performance analysis. She has presented at numerous invited talks and is a member of various panels and committees in the community.

Aparna Chandramowlishwaran
Aparna Chandramowlishwaran
Aparna Chandramowlishwaran
Associate Professor, Department of
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science,
University of California

Aparna Chandramowlishwaran, ISC 2022 Research Poster Chair, is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Irvine, in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She received her Ph.D. in Computational Science and Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2013 and was a research scientist at MIT prior to joining UCI as an Assistant Professor in 2015. Her research lab— HPC Forge—aims at advancing computational science using high-performance computing and machine learning. She currently serves as the associate editor of the ACM Transactions on Parallel Computing.

Tom Gibbs
Tom Gibbs
Tom Gibbs
Senior Business Development,
NVIDIA

Tom Gibbs, ISC 2022 Track Chair Machine Learning, is currently responsible for strategy and implementation of programs to enable and promote developers to take full advantage of advanced accelerator architectures using conventional algorithms as well as ML/AI. Tom brings 40 years of experience with advanced technology and high performance computing, and has applications expertise in industries ranging from Aerospace to General Science including High Energy Physics, Healthcare, Life sciences, Energy and Financial Services. Prior to NVIDIA Tom held multiple senior management positions for early stage cloud startup companies, where helped raise multiple early stage venture funding. He spent 15 years with the Intel Corporation, where he managed a global team which led innovation programs at CERN, NCSA, British Petroleum and Morgan Stanley as Director of Strategy and Architecture in the Solutions Group. Tom was a past Chairman of the Open Grid Forum and a member of the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management at MIT.

Laura Grigori
Laura Grigori
Laura Grigori
Senior Research Scientist,
INRIA, France

Laura Grigori, ISC 2022 Track Chair Applications & Algorithms, is a senior research scientist at INRIA in France, where she is leading Alpines group, a joint group between INRIA and J.L. Lions Laboratory, Sorbonne University, in Paris. She is chair of PRACE Scientific Steering Committee, a member of SIAM Council since January 2018, the recipient of an ERC Synergy Grant, and a SIAM Fellow. Her field of expertise is in numerical linear, multilinear algebra, and high performance scientific computing. For her work on communication avoiding algorithms She was awarded with her co-authors the SIAM Siag on Supercomputing Best Paper Prize 2016 for the most outstanding paper published in 2012-2015 in a journal in the field of high performance computing. She was the Program Director of the SIAM special interest group on supercomputing, January 2014 - December 2015, then the Chair of this interest group, January 2016 - December 2017.

Anders Dam Jensen
Anders Dam Jensen
Anders Dam Jensen
Executive Director, EuroHPC JU

Anders Dam Jensen, ISC 2022 Distinguished Speaker, is the Executive Director for the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking since September 2020. This appointment is the continuation of a lifelong interest in supercomputers, starting from his time at the Technical University of Denmark, from which he holds a Master of Science Degree and a Master of Business Administration. After spending the first part of his career working in engineering and pioneering IEEE802.11 wireless network technology with Symbol Technologies, Anders joined Cargolux Airlines International as Director IT and was instrumental in the spinoff of the Cargolux IT department into CHAMP Cargosystems S.A. In 2011, Anders became Director ICTM for NATO, and took on responsibility for all Information and IT services as well as one of the largest classified networks in Europe.

Rev Lebaredian
Rev Lebaredian
Rev Lebaredian
NVIDIA VP Omniverse
and Simulation Technology

From the dawn of the computer graphics revolution to the present day, Rev Lebaredian, ISC 2022 Conference Keynote Speaker, has always been at its cutting edge. His career has seen him plying his skills at Warner Brothers Digital and Disney Dream Quest Images before starting his own venture, Steamboat Software. Top VFX studios around the world have used his work in rendering and volumetric algorithms in many popular films such as “Stuart Little,” “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “X-men 2”, and many more. After moving to NVIDIA, Rev began work on the first shading language for programable GPUs and since then has helped NVIDIA’s teams take on numerous disparate challenges, including large scale automated testing of 3D apps (GTL), advancing real-time physics simulation (PhysX), in-game photography (Ansel), robotics simulation (Isaac Sim), and immersive product design and visualization (Project Holodeck). While his past achievements are numerous, it’s the future he finds the most exciting. For the last five years, he and his teams have been combining the rendering, physics simulation, and artificial intelligence technologies pioneered by NVIDIA into a single platform for creating and simulating physically-accurate virtual worlds—NVIDIA Omniverse. Rev continues to lead the Omniverse product, engineering, and research teams as Vice President of Omniverse and Simulation Technology.

Piotr Luszczek
Piotr Luszczek
Piotr Luszczek
Research Assistant Professor,
Innovative
Computing Laboratory
University of Tennessee

Piotr Luszczek, ISC 2022 Proceedings Poster Chair, is a Research Assistant Professor at the Innovative Computing Laboratory in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Piotr earned MSc in Computer Science from AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland, and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Piotr's research interests include benchmarking, numerical linear algebra for high-performance computing, automatic performance tuning for hardware accelerators, and stochastic models for performance engineering. Piotr has over two decades of experience in developing high performance numerical software for large scale, distributed memory systems with multicore processors and GPU accelerators. Currently, Piotr serves as co-PI for the ECP xSDK project that has a main goal to improve access to the world-class software on the Exascale machines.

Michele Melchiorre
Michele Melchiorre
Michele Melchiorre
Senior Vice President Production System, Technical Planning,
Tool Shop, BMW Group

Michele Melchiorre, ISC 2022 Conference Keynote Speaker, is a true automotive industry expert. Throughout his career, he has gained extensive experience not only in the automotive sector but also in other areas of transport, such as space and rail. Studying engineering and business administration at university, he developed an interdisciplinary background that was to become a springboard for his wide-ranging career. After graduating, Michele worked for the Daimler-Benz AG including the aerospace manufacturers DASA and EADS (now Airbus), holding various managerial positions in the fields of production development and strategy, prototyping and manufacturing. Then his ‘Italian Job’ began: In line with his Italian roots, he became Vice President Manufacturing Engineering at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in Turin. But Michele was drawn back to Germany, more precisely to Berlin, where he joined the rolling stock and rail transport manufacturer Bombardier Transportation as Group Vice President Global Supply Chain. After two years as COO of the Austrian manufacturer of industrial rubber and plastic products Semperit AG Holding, he returned to his automotive roots: Michele joined BMW AG as Managing Director of Plant Debrecen in Hungary. Since May 2020 he has been Senior Vice President Production System, Technical Planning, Tool Shop. In this position, Michele is responsible for all planning activities of the BMW Group's worldwide production network, which has 31 plants, as well as being comprehensively involved in the future topics of electrification, innovation and digitalization with his team.

Kristel Michielsen
Kristel Michielsen
Kristel Michielsen
Group leader Quantum Information
Processing group, JSC Jülich,
Professor of Quantum Information
Processing,
RWTH Aachen University,
Germany

Kristel Michielsen, ISC 2022 Track Chair Quantum Computing, is group leader of the Quantum Information Processing group at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), Forschungszentrum Jülich and Professor of Quantum Information Processing at RWTH Aachen University. Kristel Michielsen and her group have ample experience in performing large-scale simulations of quantum systems. With her group and a team of international collaborators, she set the world record in simulating a quantum computer (QC) with 48 qubits. In 2019, she participated in a research collaboration that proved Google’s quantum supremacy. She is building up the Jülich UNified Infrastructure for Quantum computing (JUNIQ) at the JSC. Her research interests range from classical simulations of electrodynamics and quantum mechanics to quantum computing and quantum computing architectures.

Kathryn Mohror
Kathryn Mohror
Kathryn Mohror
Group Leader Parallel Systems Group
Center for Applied Scientific Computing
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Kathryn Mohror, ISC 2022 Tutorial Chair, is the Group Leader for the Parallel Systems Group in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). She also serves as the Lead for the NNSA Software Technologies Portfolio for the U.S. Exascale Computing Project (ECP). Kathryn’s research on high-end computing systems is currently focused on I/O for extreme scale systems. Her other research interests include scalable performance analysis and tuning, fault tolerance, and parallel programming paradigms. Kathryn has been working at LLNL since 2010 and is a 2019 recipient of the DOE Early Career Award.

Kento Sato
Kento Sato
Kento Sato
Team Leader High Performance Big Data Research Team
Center for Computational Science
RIKEN, Japan

Kento Sato, ISC 2022 HPC in Asia Chair,is a team leader of the High Performance Big Data Research Team in the Center for Computational Science at RIKEN (RIKEN R-CCS). His research area is distributed systems and parallel computing, particularly in High Performance Computing (HPC). Major focuses of his research are artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning in HPC, application reproducibility (MPI reproducibility, and Validation), scalable fault tolerance (Scalable checkpoint/restart, Fault tolerant MPI, Resilient system design), and I/O optimization (NVRAM, Burst buffer, and Big data), system co-designing and cloud computing. He received his Ph.D. in the Dept. of Mathematical & Computing Sciences at Tokyo Tech in 2014, his M.S. in the Dept. of Mathematical & Computing Sciences at Tokyo Tech in 2010, and his B.S. in the Dept. of Information Science at Tokyo Tech in 2008.

Mitsuhisa Sato
Mitsuhisa Sato
Mitsuhisa Sato
Deputy Director of RIKEN,
Center for Computational Science
Japan

Mitsuhisa Sato, ISC 2022 Track Chair System Architecture, is a deputy Director of RIKEN Center for Computational Science, the research team leader of programming environment research team. From 2014 to 2021, he was working as a deputy project leader and a team leader of architecture development team in FLAGSHIP 2020 project to develop Japanese flagship supercomputer “Fugaku” in RIKEN. He received the M.S. degree and the Ph.D. degree in information science from the University of Tokyo in 1984 and 1990. He was a senior researcher at Electrotechnical Laboratory from 1991 to 1996, and a chief of Parallel and distributed system performance laboratory in Real World Computing Partnership, Japan, from 1996 to 2001. From 2001, he was a professor of Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba. He has been working as a director of Center for computational sciences, University of Tsukuba from 2007 to 2013. Since October 2010, he is the research team leader of programming environment research team in R-CCS, RIKEN. He is a Professor (Cooperative Graduate School Program) and Professor Emeritus of University of Tsukuba.

Stephan Schenk
Stephan Schenk
Stephan Schenk
Product Manager for HPC,
BASF, Germany

Stephan Schenk, ISC 2022 Track Chair HPC & ML in Industry, is the Product Manager for High Performance Computing at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen, Germany. He made his first contact with HPC during his studies in chemistry in 2000. He remained in this field obtaining a PhD in Computational Chemistry in 2006. After a postdoctoral stay at ETH Zurich, he joined BASF in 2010. He currently heads the team providing the supercomputer platform QURIOSITY that empowers BASF colleagues to leverage HPC to rapidly turn data into successful innovation and insights. He is also a member of the Scientific Council of the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC) and serves as a deputy chairman of the High Performance Computing and Quantum Computing working group at Bitkom, Germany’s digital association. His interest focuses on democratization of HPC across businesses and leveraging the highly innovative technologies of next generation computing, especially Quantum Computing.

Christof Schuette
Stephan Schenk
Christof Schuette
President of Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB),
Research Center for Computing and Data Science

Christof Schuette, ISC 2022 Distinguished Speaker, is the President of the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB), Berlin’s Research Center for Computing and Data Science. He is a professor of mathematics at the Freie Universität Berlin, and presently acting as the chair of the Cluster of Excellence MATH+ as well as of the National High-Performance Computing Alliance (NHR). He received his PhD in Mathematics and is author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in multiscale modeling and simulation of complex system, numerical mathematics and scientific computing, as well as machine learning.

Philipp Slusallek
Philipp Slusallek
Philipp Slusallek
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

Philipp Slusallek, ISC 2022 Distinguished Speaker, is scientific director and member of the executive board at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), where he heads the research area on Agents and Simulated Reality. Prof. Slusallek co-founded and is director of strategy at the European AI initiative CLAIRE (Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe, claire-ai.org) since 2018. At Saarland University he has been a professor for computer graphics since 1999, a principle investigator at the German Excellence-Cluster on “Multimodal Computing and Interaction” from 2007 to 2019, and co-founder and director for research at the Intel Visual Computing Institute 2009-2017. Before coming to Saarland University, he was a visiting assistant professor at Stanford University. He is a member of acatech (German National Academy of Science and Engineering), a fellow of Eurographics, and was a member of the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence for the European Commission and an associate editor for Computer Graphics Forum. He originally studied physics in Frankfurt and Tübingen (Diploma/MSc) and got his PhD in computer science from Erlangen University. His research covers a wide range of topics including artificial intelligence, simulated/digital reality, real-time and realistic graphics, high-performance computing and simulation, motion models & synthesis, novel programming models for CPU/GPU/FPGA, and others.

THOMAS STERLING
Thomas Sterling
Thomas Sterling
Professor of Intelligent Systems Engineering,
Indiana University

Thomas Sterling, ISC 2022 Wednesday Keynote Speaker, is a Full Professor of Intelligent Systems Engineering at Indiana University (IU) serving as Director of the AI Computing Systems Laboratory at IU’s Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Since receiving his Ph.D from MIT as a Hertz Fellow in 1984, Dr. Sterling has engaged in applied research in parallel computing system structures, semantics, and operation in industry, government labs, and academia. Professional affiliations have included Harris Corp., IDA Supercomputing Research Center, NASA (GSFC, JPL), Un. of Maryland, Caltech, and LSU. Dr. Sterling is best known as the "father of Beowulf" for his pioneering research in commodity/Linux cluster computing for which he shared the Gordon Bell Prize in 1997. His current research is associated with innovative extreme scale computing through memory-centric non von Neumann architecture concepts to accelerate dynamic graph processing for AI including ML. In 2018, he co-founded the new tech company, Simultac LLC, and serves as its President and Chief Scientist. Dr. Sterling was the recipient of the 2013 Vanguard Award and is a Fellow of the AAAS. He has been selected this year to be inducted in the Space Technologies Hall of Fame. He is the co-author of seven books and holds six patents. Most recently, he co-authored the introductory textbook, “High Performance Computing”, published by Morgan-Kaufmann in 2018 which is going into 2nd edition.

Marija Vranic
Marija Vranic
Marija Vranic
Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal

Marija Vranic, ISC 2022 Distinguished Speaker, obtained her MSc degree from University of Belgrade, Serbia and her PhD at Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon, Portugal. After PhD, she was working in Extreme Light Infrustructure in Prague, Czech Republic, and then returned to Portugal. Her research is focused on plasmas in extreme conditions, where quantum effects can affect the collective plasma dynamics. She combines analytical theory and massively parallel computer simulations to perform the studies relevant for state-of-the-art and near-future laser experiments using the most intense lasers in the world. Marija is a winner of the international John Dawson PhD thesis prize (best PhD thesis worldwide in the field of plasma-based accelerators), the IBM Scientific Prize and Ada Lovelace PRACE award.

Roman Wyrzykowski
Roman Wyrzykowski
Roman Wyrzykowski
Head of the Czestochowa Metropolitan Area Network
Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

Roman Wyrzykowski, ISC 2022 BoF Chair, received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Kiev Polytechnic Institute in Computer Science in 1982 and 1986, respectively. Since 1982, he is employed at the Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland. Currently, he is a Professor of Computer Science, the Head of the Czestochowa Metropolitan Area Network. His fields of expertise are: parallel and distributed computing, mapping algorithms onto parallel architectures, applications of parallel computing. He actively participates in academic projects in HPC, storage, as well as cloud and edge computing. In particular, in the national projects PLATON and MAN-HA (2009-2015), his group developed the first Polish cloud infrastructure for the academic and research community. Since 1994, he has chaired the program committee of the PPAM series of international conferences on parallel processing.