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HPC People on the Move – April Edition

Dr. Lewey Anton

Lewey Anton

It’s me again–Dr. Lewey Anton. I’ve been commissioned by insideHPC to get the scoop on who’s jumping ship and moving on up in high performance computing.

Here are the latest developments:


  • Lisa Arafune, CASC

    Lisa Arafune, CASC

    Lisa Arafune is now Director of the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC). Ms. Arafune comes to the position with a wealth of experience in government relations, including more than a decade representing higher education and university-based research interests on Capitol Hill. She has advocated for the research community and major federal science agencies, including NSF, DOD, USDA, NIH, DOE, and NASA.

  • Ron Bewtra

    Ron Bewtra

    Ron Bewtra is now Chief Technology Officer at US Department of Justice. You may know Ron from his previous gig as CTO at NOAA where he lead the agency’s Big Data initiative.

  • James Demmel from LBNL has been honored as an ACM Computing Innovator with the Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award. Demmel was honored for his work on numerical linear algebra libraries, including LAPACK (Linear Algebra Package), a standard software library that forms part of the standard mathematical libraries for many vendors.
  • Koushik Ghosh is now a Computational Scientist at Engility Corporation. You may know Koushik from previous gigs at IBM, Intel, SGI, CRAY, and Sun.
  • Marek Michalewicz, A*STAR

    Marek Michalewicz, A*STAR

    Marek Michalewicz is now Chief Executive Officer at A*STAR Computational Resource Centre in Singapore.

  • David Sallak has joined Panasas as vice president of industry marketing. Sallak most recently served as chief technology officer for media & entertainment at EMC Isilon.
  • Brian Sparks, Mellanox

    Brian Sparks, Mellanox

    Brian Sparks is now Vice President of Marketing at Mellanox. Sparks is a familiar face at the worldwide HPC Advisory Council Conferences.

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