John ShalfCTO for the National Energy Research Supercomputing Center & Department Head for Computer Science & Data Sciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
John Shalf is CTO for the National Energy Research Supercomputing Center and also Department Head for Computer Science and Data Sciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Shalf is a co-author of over 60 publications in the field of parallel computing software and HPC technology, including three best papers and the widely cited report “The Landscape of Parallel Computing Research: A View from Berkeley” (with David Patterson and others), as well as “ExaScale Software Study: Software Challenges in Extreme Scale Systems,” which sets the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s (DARPA’s) information technology research investment strategy for the next decade. He was a member of the Berkeley Lab/NERSC team that won a 2002 R&D 100 Award for the RAGE robot. Before joining Berkeley Lab in 2000, he was a research programmer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois and a visiting scientist at the Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationphysick/Albert Einstein Institute in Potsdam, Germany, where he co-developed the Cactus code framework for computational astrophysics.