Jeff Kuehn, UCF Chairman (AMD)

Jeff Kuehn is the Senior Director for Data Center GPU Software Solutions at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Previously, Jeff served as an R&D Group Leader, Program Manager, and Scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory; Principal Engineer and Consultant with Quantum Research International for a U.S. Department of Defense program; Senior Research Scientist, Deputy Group Leader, and Co-Founder of the Extreme Scale Systems Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Senior Software Engineer and Group Leader at National Center for Atmospheric Research; and Software Analyst/Instructor at Cray Research, Inc.

Gilad Shainer, UCF President (NVIDIA)

Gilad Shainer serves as senior vice-president of networking at NVIDIA. He serves as the chairman of the HPC-AI Advisory Council organization, the president of UCF and CCIX consortiums, a member of IBTA and a contributor to the PCISIG PCI-X and PCIe specifications. He holds multiple patents in the field of high-speed networking. He is a recipient of 2015 R&D100 award for his contribution to the CORE-Direct In-Network Computing technology and the 2019 R&D100 award for his contribution to the Unified Communication X (UCX) technology. Gilad holds a MSc degree and a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel.

Pavel Shamis, UCF Treasurer (Arm)

Pavel is a Principal Research Engineer at Arm with over 16 years of experience in development HPC solutions. His work is focused on co-design software and hardware building blocks for high-performance interconnect technologies, development communication middleware, and novel programming models. Prior to joining Arm, he spent five years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as a research scientist at Computer Science and Math Division (CSMD). In this role, Pavel was responsible for research and development multiple projects in high-performance communication domain including Collective Communication Offload (CORE-Direct & Cheetah), OpenSHMEM, and OpenUCX. Before joining ORNL, Pavel spent ten years at Mellanox Technologies, where he led Mellanox HPC team and was responsible for development HPC software stack, including OFA, OpenMPI, MVAPICH, OpenSHMEM, and other.

Pavel is a recipient of prestigious R&D100 award for his contribution to the development of the CORE-Direct collective-offload technology and he has contributed to multiple open specifications (OpenSHMEM, MPI, OpenUCX) and numerous open source projects (MVAPICH, OpenMPI, OpenSHMEM-UH, etc).

Dan Cyca, Board Member (AMD)

Dan is a Director of Software Engineering at AMD. At AMD, he is responsible for GPU math and communication libraries in the ROCm GPU compute software stack. Dan has over 20 years of experience in high performance computing software development and technical management with a focus on GPUs and accelerators. Dan holds an M. Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Calgary.

Yanfei Guo, Board Member (Argonne National Laboratory)
Assistant Computer Scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Yanfei Guo holds an appointment as an Assistant Computer Scientist
at the Argonne National Laboratory. He is a member of the Programming
Models and the Runtime Systems group. He has been working on multiple
software projects including MPI, Yaksa and OSHMPI. His research
interests include parallel programming models and runtime systems in
extreme-scale supercomputing systems, data-intensive computing and cloud
computing systems. Yanfei has received the best paper award at the
USENIX International Conference on Autonomic Computing 2013 (ICAC’13).
His work on programming models and runtime systems has been published on
peer-reviewed conferences and journals including the ACM/IEEE
Supercomputing Conference (SC’14, SC’15) and IEEE Transactions on
Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS).

Perry Schmidt, Board Member (IBM)

Perry Schmidt is an IBM Software Development Manager of several products in the IBM HPC Software Stack. These projects include MPI, JSM (Job Step Manager), PPT (Parallel Performance Toolkit), xCat (eXtreme Cloud Administration Toolkit) and CSM (Cluster System Management). Perry managed the Spectrum MPI and JSM software teams during CORAL development, delivering many new technologies offered by Power and NVIDIA to the CORAL systems. Before IBM, Perry worked for Platform Computing and Hewlett Packard on both MPI and compiler optimization teams.

Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda, Board Member (Ohio State University)

Dr. Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda is a Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Computer Science at the Ohio State University. He obtained his Ph.D. in computer engineering from the University of Southern California. His research interests include parallel computer architecture, high performance networking, InfiniBand, network-based computing, exascale computing, programming models, GPUs and accelerators, high performance file systems and storage, virtualization and cloud computing and BigData (Hadoop (HDFS, MapReduce and HBase) and Memcached). He has published over 400 papers in major journals and international conferences related to these research areas. Dr. Panda has served (or serving) as Program Chair/Co-Chair/Vice Chair of many international conferences and workshops including CCGrid ’18, ExaComm (15-17), ESPM2 (15-16), HPBDC (15-17), CCGrid ’16, PGAS ’15, HPBDC ’15, HiPC ’12, CCGrid ’12, HiPC ’11, IEEE Cluster (Cluster)’10, Supercomputing (SC)’08, ANCS ’07, Hot Interconnect 2007, IPDPS ’07, HiPC ’07, Hot Interconnect 2006, CAC (2001-04), ICPP ’01, CANPC (1997-98) and ICPP ’98. He has served as the General Chair of ICPP ’06. He has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), and Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC). He has served as Program Committee Member for more than 100 international conferences and workshops. Prof. Panda is a motivated speaker. He has Served as an IEEE Distinguished Visitor and an IEEE Chapters Tutorial Speaker. He has delivered a large number of invited Keynote/Plenary Talks, Tutorials and Presentations Worldwide.

Steve Poole, Board Member (Open Source Software Solutions)

Steve Poole is Chief Architect for Next Generation Platforms at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is also the founder of the OpenSHMEM specification and UCX framework as well as Open Source Software Solutions.