HPC Career Notes: September 2018 Edition

By Oliver Peckham

September 4, 2018

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!

Jim Anderson

FPGA maker Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has appointed Jim Anderson as its president and CEO. Anderson is joining Lattice from his position as general manager and senior vice president of AMD’s Computing and Graphics group, which includes Ryzen CPUs and Radeon graphics cards. Prior to AMD, he held a range of leadership positions in companies including Intel, Broadcom Limited, and LSI Corporation.

Anderson said, “I want to thank the Board of Directors for its confidence and the opportunity to lead Lattice as President and CEO, with a focus on driving sustained growth and profitability. Lattice has an impressive history of innovation in programmable solutions. I am excited about the opportunity to help bring that innovation to growing end markets, while deepening partnerships with our customers. Lattice has a compelling combination of ground-breaking hardware and software solutions, global reach, and talented employees that forms a strong foundation for industry leadership and success.”

Chris Deeney

Chris Deeney has joined the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as its chief science and technology officer for the national security mission area. “Deeney’s unique skills and experience make him the right person to lead PNNL’s national security strategy,” said Tony Peurrung, associate laboratory director for national security.

Over the past five years, Deeney worked for National Security Technologies as vice president for program integration and CTO. Prior to that, Deeney served as assistant deputy administrator for stockpile stewardship for the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Linda Gesenhues

The ACM has announced that Linda Gesenhues of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro has been awarded the 2018 ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship. The fellowship recognizes Gesenhues’ work on finite element simulation of turbidity currents with an emphasis on non-Newtonian fluids — useful research for scientists studying geologic phenomena on the sea floor.

Markus Höhnerbach

Markus Höhnerbach of RWTH Aachen University has also been awarded the 2018 ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship. The fellowship recognizes Höhnerbach’s work on portable optimizations of complex molecular dynamics codes. Höhnerbach’s research is expected to have applications for the study of carbon nanotubes.

David Hudak

David Hudak has been appointed as the fourth permanent executive director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center. Previously, Hudak served as interim executive director for OSC and as OSC’s director of supercomputer services and program director for cyberinfrastructure and software development.

Before joining OSC, Hudak held a position as an associate professor of computer science and engineering at Ohio Northern University. He holds doctoral and master’s degrees in computer engineering from the University of Michigan.


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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