Dr. H. Birali Runesha

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Dr. H. Birali Runesha
Assistant Vice President for Research Computing & Director of the Research Computing Center at the University of Chicago.
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Research Computing

He has more than 17 years of experience in high performance computing and scientific software development

PAST ROLES
M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil engineering at Old Dominion University
Director of Scientific Computing and Applications at the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI)
Research scholar at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Research associate for the Multidisciplinary Parallel-Vector Computer Center at Old Dominion University.

Runesha is the Assistant Vice President for Research Computing and the Director of the Research Computing Center at the University of Chicago.

He has more than 17 years of experience in high- performance computing and scientific software development. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil engineering at Old Dominion University. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, he served as Director of Scientific Computing and Applications at the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) managing the scientific computing, biological computing, visualization and application development groups.

Runesha created the MSI Application software development group and the MSI Scientific Data Management Laboratory to meet the evolving data management and database development needs of university researchers. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, he was a research scholar at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology developing parallel computing algorithms for engineering applications. Runesha has developed open source software programs and fast parallel solvers for large-scale finite element applications. He served as principal investigator on a number of research grants and is the author of a number of journal articles, proceedings and conference papers. He has given many invited talks, seminars, courses, and workshops on various HPC topics.

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Dr. Prince Osei
Lead Scientist & Director, Quantum Leap Africa (QLA)
Thierry Zomahoun
AIMS President & CEO
Prof. Terry Rudolph
Scientific Advisory Council
Prof. Maria Fasli
Scientific Advisory Council