Invited Speakers

Prof. Jack Dongarra

University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and University of Manchester, USA

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, use of advanced-computer architectures, programming methodology, and tools for parallel computers. He was awarded the IEEE Sid Fernbach Award in 2004 and 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. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, and SIAM and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Prof. Michael Resch

University of Stuttgart, Germany. Director of the HPC Center Stuttgart, Director of the Institute for HPC, Full professorship for HPC, Dean of the faculty for Energy- Process- and Biotechnology

The focus of research of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Hon. Prof. Michael M. Resch is currently on the application of supercomputers in engineering and industrial research as well as the scientific theory of simulation. He is leading projects in the fields of High Performance Computing, Cloud computing, visualization, scalable parallel algorithms, and philosophy of simulation. At the center of his research is the applicability of mathematical methods and computer science to real world problems.

Prof. Resch has a more than 25 year track record in high performance computing. In 2007 his activities in supercomputing were honored by an invitation to be an invited plenary keynote speaker at SC’07 in Reno, USA - the most important supercomputing conference worldwide. He was winner of the HPC Challenge in 2003 at SC’03 at Phoenix, USA and leader of the group that won the US NSF award for real distributed supercomputing in 1999.

Prof. Resch is a Principal Investigator (PI) in the national cluster of excellence for “Simulation Technology (SimTech)” funded by the German DFG as part of the German Initiative for Excellence in Research. As a PI, Prof. Resch takes responsibility for the research area on “Hybrid High-Performance Computing Systems and Simulation Software Engineering”. Within the cluster of excellence Prof. Resch collaborates intensively with sociologists and philosopher on the foundations of simulation and their impact in society and politics.

Prof. Yutaka Ishikawa

RIKEN Center for Computational Science, Japan

Yutaka Ishikawa is in charge of developing the post-K supercomputer at RIKEN Center for Computational Science, Japan. From 1987 to 2001, he was a member of AIST (former Electrotechnical Laboratory), METI. From 1993 to 2001, he was the chief  of Parallel and Distributed System Software Laboratory at Real World Computing Partnership. He led the development of cluster system software called SCore, which was used in several large PC cluster systems around 2004. From 2002 to 2014, he was a professor at the University Tokyo. From 2011 to 2014, he was the director of Information Technology Center at University of Tokyo, a supercomputer center for academic and industrial users.

Prof. Evgeny Tyrtyshnikov

 Dr.Sc., Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a professor at the Faculty of Computer Science at the Moscow State University, Russia

Evgeny Tyrtyshnikov graduated from the faculty MSU CMC (1977). Has been working at Moscow State University since 2004. He defended the thesis "Matrices of the Toeplitz type and their applications" for the degree of Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (1990). Was awarded the title of Professor (1996), Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2006), Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2016). Author of 12 books and more than 130 scientific articles. Research interests: linear algebra and its applications, asymptotic analysis of matrix spectra, integral equations of mathematical physics, computational methods.

Dr. Reza Sadeghi

CSO, BIOVIA, Dassault Systemes, USA

Reza has 20 plus years of experience in executive management, strategic planning, portfolio management, mergers and acquisitions, and a deep knowledge of the technical software industry. He has provided vision and leadership to enterprises in a wide range of industries across the world. Reza lives in La Jolla, CA. He has held executive positions at Marc Analysis Research, MSC Software, Accelrys and now at Dassault Systems.
As CTO of MSC Software he was responsible for the entire product portfolio, product management and the company's development organization working in US, Europe and Asia building and delivering technical software systems for a number of fortune 500 companies.
Reza has over 15 years of teaching graduate level courses in applied mechanics and engineering. He has served on a number of advisory boards and councils, among them US DOE and The Council for Competitiveness.

Prof. Vladimir Gerdt

Head of Computer Algebra Research Group, Laboratory of Information Technologies (LIT) Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) , Russia

Research Interests: Computer Algebra, Symbolic and Algebraic Computation, Algebraic Analysis of Nonlinear Differential Equations, Solving Polynomial Equations, Design, Analysis and Implementation of (Algebraic) Algorithms, Computer Algebra Application to Mathematics and Physics, Quantum Computing, Adaptation to High-Performance and Exaflops Computing.
Current Research: Involutive methods and algorithms applied to systems of polynomial and differential equations; computer-algebraic methods in simulation of quantum computation.

Prof. Hiroaki Kobayashi

Professor of Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan

Hiroaki Kobayashi received his Ph.D in Information Engineering from Tohoku University in 1988. Since then, he has been a faculty member of School of Engineering and Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University. His research interests are in high-performance, low-power processor architectures, 3D chip architectures, parallel and distributed computing, supercomputing systems and their applications. He was Visiting Associate Professor of Stanford University in 1995, 1997, and 2000 to work with Professor Michael J. Flynn on low-power processor design. In 2008-2016, he was Director of Cyberscience Center of Tohoku University, which is one of 7 national supercomputer centers in Japan. He has been involved in many supercomputing projects such as “feasible study of a future HPC system for memory-intensive applications,” which was conducted under the national program for exascale computing by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. In this project, he has designed a novel vector system with 3D die-stacking technology with NEC.
He is a member of Science Council of Japan. He has been the chair of Organizing Committee of COOL Chips, IEEE Symposium on Low-Power and High-Speed Chips since 2011.

Prof. Sergey Tikhotskiy

RAS corresponding member, Schmidt Institute of the Physics of the Earth RAS, Russia