H. Edward Seidel has been named the director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees.
Dr. Seidel is a world-renowned researcher in high-performance computing and relativity and astrophysics, and he has an outstanding track record as a researcher and administrator,” said Peter Schiffer, the vice chancellor for research at the U. of I. “He has held a national leadership role at the NSF, which will give him a great perspective on emerging directions in science and engineering and on the federal funding climate.”
Most recently the senior vice president of research and innovation at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Moscow, Seidel also led NCSA’s numerical relativity group from 1991-1996. He was among the original co-principal investigators on the Blue Waters supercomputing project at Illinois.
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