HPC Career Notes (Jan. 2016)

By Thomas Ayres

January 6, 2017

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high performance computing community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Check in each month for an updated list and you may even come across someone you know, or better yet, yourself!

Britta Nestler 

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) has awarded Britta Nestler with the 2017 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. Nestler was recognized for her research in computer-based materials sciences and her efforts in developing new material models. Nestler is a professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and used GCS HPC tools to assist her research.

“For our research and progress in computational materials science, supercomputing centers are the essential infrastructure to conduct extreme scale computations. The high performance computing power provided by GCS enables our team to explore new dimensions of microstructure simulations and to gain insight into complex multiphysics and multiscale processes in material systems under various influences. I am very thankful for the support and professional assistance of GCS, my team experienced over the past years, facilitating our research on up-to-date systems,” said Nestler.

Steve Lionel

Steve Lionel, also known as “Dr. Fortran,” has announced his retirement. Lionel ends his career with Intel where he spent the last 15 years. Prior to joining Intel in 2001, Lionel worked as a consulting software engineer at the Digital Equipment Corporation. His career has revolved around the Fortran business and he joined the Fortran standards committee in 2008.

In a blog post announcing his retirement, Lionel writes, “I’ve decided that, at the end of 2016, I’m going to retire, after more than 38 years in the Fortran business. It was a difficult decision – I love the work I do and the people I work with – both inside and outside Intel – but I had been thinking about this for a while and it just felt like the right thing to do. I want to emphasize that Intel very much wanted me to stay, but I’m comfortable with my choice.”

Stacy Repult

Stacy Repult has been named CFO of Nimbix where she will oversee all corporate financial accounting, HR, and financial operations for the company. She joins Nimbix from Omnitracs where she served as the vice president of finance.

“I am excited to join the Nimbix team and look forward to helping to manage the financial controls and operational discipline which is paramount to our continued success in scaling the business and growing profitably,” said Repult.

Sunita Chandrasekaran

Sunita Chandrasekaran has been honored with the 2016 IEEE-CS TCHPC Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in High Performance Computing. The award recognizes those who have made remarkable contributions in the HPC field within five years of receiving their doctoral degrees. Chandrasekaran is an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Delaware. She is one of three winners nationwide.

“Sunita is very deserving of this award,” says Kathleen McCoy, chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. “She brings tremendous enthusiasm to her teaching, and she is forging valuable collaborations with researchers at national labs and in industry.”

Jeffrey Vetter

The IEEE Board of Directors has named Jeffrey Vetter an IEEE Fellow. Vetter is a researcher at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and was recognized for his accomplishments in computational science, specifically “for contributions to high performance computing.” Vetter is a distinguished R&D staff member at ORNL and is also the founding group leader of the Future Technologies Group in the Computational Mathematics Division of ORNL.


Do you know someone that should be included in next month’s list? If so, send us an email at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.

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