We will be adding biographies of the ISC 2021 Chairs and Track Leaders as they become available.
Chair of Computer Architecture and Parallel Systems at TU Munich
Carsten Trinitis, ISC 2021 Publicity Chair, received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1998 from TUM, working on a parallel automatic optimisation system for electrostatic field simulation. After working in industry, he returned to TUM in 2001, where he now holds a position as senior scientist and is heading the research group on parallel and distributed computer architectures. From 2002 to 2010, he was also an assistant professor for history of science at Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany. From 2010 to 2014, Carsten was full professor of distributed computing at the University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.
Carsten is spokesman of Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)'s special interest group on "Ethics in Informatics", GI liaison lecturer at TU Munich, and member of the Zuse Society's board of directors.
From 2013 to 2019 he was elected member of GI's board of directors.
He has served in numerous technical programme committees as both PC member and PC chair and is currently chairing ACM Computing Frontiers' steering committee. His research interests comprise high performance computer architectures, microprocessor architectures, multi- and many-core architectures as well as the adaptation of numerical simulation codes to these architectures.
Charles Batchelor Professor
of Electrical Engineering,
Keren Bergman, ISC 2021 Program Deputy 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.
Professor of Informatics and Mathematics
Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Hans-Joachim Bungartz, ISC 2021 Invited Program Track Leader for Applications & Algorithms, is a Professor of Informatics and Mathematics at Technical University of Munich (TUM) and holds the Scientific Computing chair in TUM’s Informatics Department. After having earned degrees in Mathematics and Informatics from TUM, he became Associate Professor of Mathematics at University of Augsburg, then Full Professor of Informatics at University of Stuttgart, and returned to TUM in 2005. Since 2013, he has been both Dean of Informatics and TUM Graduate Dean, with responsibility of doctoral education TUM-wide. Dr. Bungartz has served on various editorial, advisory, or review boards. From 2006 to 2013, he chaired the Commission for IT Infrastructure of the German Research Foundation (DFG). In 2011, he became Chairman of the German National Research and Education Network (DFN). Furthermore, he is a board member of Leibniz Supercomputing Center. In 2016, he was appointed to the steering committee of the Council for Doctoral Education of the European University Association. His research interests are where Scientific Computing, CSE, and HPC meet. This includes parallel computing, hardware-aware numerics, high-dimensional problems, and aspects of HPC software, with a broad range of applications. Most of his projects are interdisciplinary ones – e.g., he is one of the coordinators of DFG’s Priority Program SPPEXA.
Department of Computer Science,
University of Houston
Sunita Chandrasekaran, ISC 2021 Invited Program Track Leader for Parallel Programming & Performance Modelling, is an Assistant Professor with the Department of CIS, Affiliated with the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB) and holds an Adjunct position with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Houston. Prior to joinging UDEL, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Dept. of Computer Science at the University of Houston, Texas, advised by Prof. Barbara Chapman. Her Ph.D. is on Tools and Algorithms for High-Level Algorithm Mapping to FPGAs, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 2012.
Professor of Computer Science,
Torsten Hoefler, ISC 2021 Invited Program Track Leader for the Machine Learning Day, directs the Scalable Parallel Computing Laboratory (SPCL) at D-INFK ETH Zurich. He received his PhD degree in 2007 at Indiana University and started his first professor appointment in 2011 at UIUC. Torsten has served as the lead for performance modeling and analysis in the US NSF Blue Waters project at NCSA/UIUC. Since 2013, he is professor of computer science at ETH Zurich and has held visiting positions at Argonne National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories, and Microsoft Research Redmond (Station Q). Dr. Hoefler's research aims at understanding the performance of parallel computing systems ranging from parallel computer architecture through parallel programming to parallel algorithms. He is also active in the application areas of Weather and Climate as well as Machine Learning focusing on Distributed Deep Learning. In those areas, he has coordinated tens of funded projects and an ERC Starting Grant on Data-Centric Parallel Programming.
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology,
The University of Tokyo
Masaaki Kondo, ISC 2021 Invited Program Track Leader for System Architecture, is an associate professor at Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo. He is also working at the RIKEN Center for Computational Science as the team reader of Next Generation High Performance Architecture Research Team where he is researching a next generation high performance computer architecture as well as strategies to improve power efficiency of exascale supercomputer systems. He received a Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo, Japan in 2003, an M.S. in Engineering from University of Tsukuba, Japan in 2000 and a B.S. in Information Engineering in 1998. He has published 34 journals, 37 refereed international conference papers and 14+ refereed international workshop papers in the area of computer architecture, high performance computing, VLSI design, and embedded systems, with focusing on low-power and high-performance microprocessor design, power management for high performance supercomputer systems, and dependable cluster systems. He has been committed to serve IEEE/ACM conferences related to high performance computing and architectures. He has served on several technical program/track chairs and 40+ program committees for international conferences and workshops.
Professor in Computer Architecture and Parallel Systems,
Martin Schulz, ISC 2021 Program Chair, is a Full Professor and Chair for Computer Architecture and Parallel Systems at the Technische Universität München (TUM) from 2017. Prior to that, he held positions at the Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Cornell University. He earned his Doctorate in Computer Science in 2001 from TUM and a Master of Science in Computer Science from UIUC. Martin has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and currently serves as the chair of the MPI Forum, the standardization body for the Message Passing Interface. His research interests include parallel and distributed architectures and applications; performance monitoring, modeling and analysis; memory system optimization; parallel programming paradigms; tool support for parallel programming; power-aware parallel computing; and fault tolerance. Martin was a recipient of the IEEE/ACM Gordon Bell Award in 2006 and an R&D 100 award in 2011.