HPC Career Notes: January 2019 Edition

By Oliver Peckham

January 2, 2019

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!


Ivan Deutsch

The University of New Mexico’s Center for Quantum Information and Control has named Ivan Deutsch as the center’s new director. Deutch is a Regents’ Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and has been working at UNM since 1995.

“UNM is really at the forefront in QIS, building on CQuIC’s pioneering efforts,” said Deutsch. “My goal is to build a strong interdisciplinary program in quantum information science and technology across departments and colleges and to keep that momentum going.”

Karel Luyben

The European Open Science Cloud has announced that Karel Luyben has been installed as chairman of its Executive Board. “The EOSC is an important step towards our ambition: to make all research accessible, findable and searchable. It is an honour to be able to contribute to this,” said Luyben. “Research data is not only about figures, but also about texts, images, sound or algorithms, for example, and that across all scientific disciplines. We have to work hard on international standards in order to be able to share this with each other … In ten or twenty years’ time we should no longer be talking about ‘open science’. Then open is simply the norm.”

Robin Miles

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the DOE Offices of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Fossil Energy, and Science have announced the selection of Robin Miles as the director of the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) program. Robin holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the MIT, an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford, and an M.B.A. from UC Berkeley. She is currently the deputy division leader for LLNL’s National Security Engineering Division and has served as interim director for HPC4Mfg and HPC4Mtls since August.

Martha E. Pollack

The IBM board of directors has elected Martha E. Pollack to the board, effective February 1, 2019. Pollack – a computer scientist and leader in the AI field – is the 14th president of Cornell University. She has published extensively on AI topics with a focus on the design of AI technologies to assist people with cognitive impairment.

“Martha Pollack is a renowned AI researcher and technologist and an expert in AI.  We are excited about adding her skills and expertise to the IBM board,” said Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Her perspective on education and the use of technology to improve lives will be great assets to IBM and to our shareholders.”

Molly Presley

Qumulo has announced that Molly Presley has joined the company to lead worldwide product marketing. Presley most recently served as vice president of product marketing, product management and global marketing at Quantum Corporation. Prior, she worked at DataDirect Networks and Spectra Logic.

“I feel honored to be joining Qumulo’s world-class team of technology innovators and market thought leaders,” said Presley. “Today’s enterprises are in dire need of solutions designed to take advantage of the power and flexibility of the cloud. Qumulo is designed from the ground up to unleash both the cloud and a growing range of on-premises computing. When coupled with industry leading personalized support, customer success and ease of use, Qumulo delivers a truly modern hybrid cloud storage solution. I am excited to be part of bringing the benefits of this game-changing technology to users around the globe.”

Rich Uhlig

Intel Labs has announced that Rich Uhlig is its new managing director. Prior to this role, Rich was the director of Systems and Software Research for Intel Labs. He earned his Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan and joined Intel in 1996.

“The work we are doing at Intel Labs is pushing the boundaries of technology every day whether that’s our research in quantum and neuromorphic computing or how we’re extending and evolving Moore’s Law,” said Uhlig. “We have some of the brightest minds working together across industry and academia to solve some of the biggest challenges in technology. I am very excited to lead Intel Labs in this data-centric era.”


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