David Bernholdt named Group LeaderJune 24, 2013
David Bernholdt was named Group Leader of the Computer Science Research Group (CSR) on November 1. CSR represents the merger of the Application Performance Tools group, previously led by Rich Graham and CSR previously led by Al Geist. Al, who led the CSR group for 20 years, will be spending more time in his role as Chief Technology Officer for NCCS and in other leadership roles within CSMD. The mission of the CSR group helps researchers create and run scientific and technical applications on the largest scales of HPC systems. The group focuses on extreme-scale systems; system software; program- ming environments, including compilers and other program translation approaches, runtimes and communications, debug- gers, performance, and other tools; and scientific software. In 1993 he received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Florida, and then spent 2 years as a postdoc at PNNL as part of the original development team for the NWChem parallel com- putational chemistry package. From 1995-2000, he was an Alex G. Nason Fellow & a Sr. Research Scientist at Syracuse Universi- ty, and carried out research in both computational chemistry and computer science. Then he joined ORNL where his research program has focused on programming environments for HPC.