Chapter Officers

Chair: Neena Imam

Dr. Neena Imam is a distinguished research scientist in the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate (CCSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), performing research in extreme-scale computing. Neena Imam also serves as the Deputy Director of Research Collaboration for CCSD. Dr. Imam has a broad research portfolio, focusing on many HPC and data analytics topics. Neena Imam holds a Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, with Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in the same field from Case Western Reserve University and California Institute of Technology, respectively. Neena served as the Science and Technology Fellow for Senator Lamar Alexander in Washington D.C. (2010-2012). Neena is an affiliated faculty member of the Department of Computer Science at Florida State University. She served as the Director of the Advanced Technology Center of the United States Missile Defense Agency (2019-2020). Neena is a senior member of IEEE and has held multiple IEEE officer positions. Neena is also a member of ACM, Tau Beta Pi, and Phi Beta Kappa.

email: imamn@ornl.gov

Vice Chair: Anthony Skjellum

Dr. Anthony (Tony) Skjellum studied at Caltech (BS, MS, PhD).  His PhD work emphasized portable, parallel software for large-scale dynamic simulation, with a specific emphasis on message-passing systems, parallel nonlinear and linear solvers, and massive parallelism. From 1990-93, he was a computer scientist at LLNL focusing on performance-portable message passing and portable parallel math libraries.  From 1993-2003, he was on the faculty in Computer Science at Mississippi State University, where his group co-invented the MPICH implementation of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) together with colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory.  From 2003-2013, he was professor and chair at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dept. of Computer and Information Sciences. In  2014, he joined Auburn University as Lead Cyber Scientist and led R&D in cyber and High-Performance Computing for over three years.  In Summer 2017, he joined the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as Professor of Computer Science, Chair of Excellence, and Director, SimCenter, where he continues work in HPC (emphasizing MPI, scalable libraries, and heterogeneous computing) and Cybersecurity (with strong emphases on IoT and blockchain technologies). He is a senior member of ACM, IEEE, ASEE, and AIChE, and an Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS), Digital & Multimedia Sciences Division. 

email: Tony-Skjellum@utc.edu

Secretary/Treasurer: George Bosilca

George Bosilca is a Research Director and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Innovative Computing Laboratory at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research interests revolve around parallel programming concepts, distributed  algorithms, and more generally designing portable and efficient support for parallel applications to maximize their performance, scalability, heterogeneity and resiliency at any scale and in any settings. He is involved in several standardization bodies (MPI, PMIx, OpenSHMEM) and is an active developer on several open source projects such as Open MPI, ULFM, PaRSEC, DPLASMA, TESSE.

email: bosilca@icl.utk.edu

Membership Outreach: Matthew Wolf

Dr. Matthew Wolf is a Senior Research Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Scientific Data Group. His background in Mathematics and computational Physics as well as High Performance Computing shapes much of his research interest in computer operating systems, middleware, and CS education.  His research targets high performance, scalable applications, particularly focused on I/O and adaptive event middlewares. Particular research projects and contributions include ADIOS,  an adaptable,  high performance I/O library, the SST component of ADIOS which supports in situ and in transit analysis of HPC data, and contributions to Savanna the in situ/online coupling workflow management system.    

email: wolfmd@ornl.gov