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Alan D. George Named Interim Director of Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Dr. Alan D. George

Dr. Alan D. George has been named the interim director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC).

Alan has a wealth of administrative and research experience that will enable him to lead the PSC during this critical time,” said Rebecca W. Doerge, the Glen de Vries Dean of the Mellon College of Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. George is the founder and director of the National Science Foundation Center for Space, High-performance and Resilient Computing, a consortium of more than 30 industry, government and academic partners that work collaboratively to solve research challenges at the nexus of reconfigurable, high-performance and embedded computing.

Dr. George succeeds Nick Nystrom, PhD, who has served as interim director of the PSC since 2017. Dr. Nystrom will return full time to his position as senior director of research, where he will be able to focus his strengths on completing critical research proposals and ensuring the center’s continued collaboration with its partners, and on his research projects including the NSF-funded Bridges and NIH-funded HuBMAP projects.

A committee named by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh continues to search for a permanent director of PSC, which is a joint program of the two universities.

Dr. Alan D. George is Department Chair, R&H Mickle Endowed Chair, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Pittsburgh. He is Founder and Director of the NSF Center of Space, High-performance, and Resilient Computing (SHREC) headquartered at Pitt. SHREC is an industry/university cooperative research center (I/UCRC) featuring some 30 academic, industry, and government partners and is considered by many as the leading research center in its field. Dr. George’s research interests focus upon high-performance architectures, apps, networks, services, systems, and missions for reconfigurable, parallel, distributed, and dependable computing, from spacecraft to supercomputers. He is a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions in reconfigurable and high-performance computing.

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