people-thumb100-partha-tirumalaiPartha Tirumalai, Oracle – Chair (through 2023)

Partha is an Architect in the Systems Group of Oracle Corporation. His interests are in processor architecture, optimizing and parallelizing compilers, application performance, and high performance computing systems. He has authored numerous papers and has received a number of patents in these areas. Prior to joining Oracle, he was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, and earlier worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. Partha holds a B. Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from I.I.T., Madras, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Northwestern University.

Barbara Chapman, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (through 2024)

Barbara is a Distinguished Technologist for the Cray Programming Environment at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). She has been a Professor of Computer Science for over 20 years and is affiliated with the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University. Dr. Chapman moreover has served as Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics at the Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. Her research interests encompass technologies and strategies for application development and deployment on large-scale computers, with a primary focus on parallel programming models and their implementation. She founded cOMPunity, Inc., in 2001 to facilitate researcher participation in the development of the OpenMP standard, and has been a member of the OpenMP Architecture Review Board since that time. Barbara holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Queen’s University of Belfast.

Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee (through 2023)

Jack Dongarra holds an appointment at the University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the University of Manchester. He specializes in numerical algorithms in linear algebra, parallel computing, the use of advanced computer architectures, programming methodology, and tools for parallel computers. He was chosen for the IEEE Sid Fernbach Award in 2004; in 2008, he was the recipient of the first IEEE Medal of Excellence in Scalable Computing; in 2010, he was the first recipient of the SIAM Special Interest Group on Supercomputing’s award for Career Achievement; in 2011 he was the recipient of the IEEE Charles Babbage Award; in 2013 he received the ACM/IEEE Ken Kennedy Award; in 2019 he received the ACM/SIAM Computational Science and Engineering Prize, in 2020 he received the IEEE-CS Computer Pioneer Award, and in 2022 he received the ACM A.M. Turing Award for pioneering contributions to numerical algorithms and software that have driven decades of extraordinary progress in computing performance and applications. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, and SIAM and a foreign member of the British Royal Society, and a US National Academy of Engineering member.


Duncan Poole (through 2022)

Duncan Poole is director of platform alliances, for NVIDIA’s Accelerated Computing Division. He is responsible for driving partnerships where engineering interfaces are adopted by external parties who are building tools for accelerated computing. This includes operating systems, compilers, profilers, debuggers, performance analysis tools, compute and communications libraries. Duncan is also the president of OpenACC, and responsible for NVIDIA’s membership in OpenMP. His goal is to encourage the adoption of accelerators by developers who want good performance and portability of their accelerated code.

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