Dr. Victor Zhirnov

Dr. Victor Zhirnov is a Chief Scientist at the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC). His research interests include nanoelectronics devices and systems, properties of materials at the nanoscale, bio-inspired electronic systems etc. He has authored and co-authored over 100 technical papers and contributions to books. Victor served as the Chair of the Emerging Research Device (ERD) Working Group for the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS). Dr. Zhirnov also holds an adjunct faculty position at North Carolina State University and has served as an advisor to a number of government, industrial, and academic institutions. Victor received the M.S. in applied physics from the Ural Polytechnic Institute, Ekaterinburg, Russia, and the Ph.D. in solid state electronics and microelectronics from the Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, in 1989 and 1992, respectively. From 1992 to 1998 he was a senior scientist at the Institute of Crystallography of Russian Academy of Science in Moscow. From 1998 to 2004, he was a research professor at North Carolina State University. He joined SRC in 2004.

Dr. Olga Ovchinnikova

Dr. Olga Ovchinnikova received her Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in Chemical Physics. Following her Ph.D., she worked as a postdoctoral associate and research staff scientist in the Organic and Biological Mass Spectrometry Group in the Chemical Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) developing chemical imaging. Currently, she is a research staff scientist in the Nanofabrication Research Laboratory at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at ORNL investigating relationships between physical structure and chemical functionality at the nanoscale through the development of multimodal imaging platforms. Additionally, she works on engineering control in functional materials using helium and neon ion beams, and investigating the use of ion beams for atomically precise 3D manufacturing.

Mr. Max Shulaker

Max Shulaker is a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, under the supervision of Professor Subhasish Mitra. He received his B.S. from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering. Max's current research interests are in the broad area of nanosystems. His research results include the demonstration of the first carbon nanotube computer (highlighted on the cover of Nature, Sept. 2013), the first digital sub-systems built entirely using carbon nanotube FETs (awarded the ISSCC Jack Raper Award for Outstanding Technology-Directions Paper, 2013), the first monolithically-integrated 3D integrated circuits combining arbitrary vertical stacking of logic and memory (IEDM 2014), the highest-performance CNFETs to-date (IEDM 2014), and the first highly-scaled CNFETs fabricated in a VLSI-compatible manner (IEDM 2015). Max also enjoys teaching and has been a guest lecturer in several classes at Stanford. He is a Fannie and John Hertz Fellow and a Stanford Graduate Fellow.

Suman Datta

Suman Datta is the Chang Family Chair Professor of Engineering Innovation in the department of Electrical Engineering at University of Notre Dame. He was previously a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Penn State University from 2007 to 2015. Before joining Penn State, from 1999 till 2007, he was in the Advanced Transistor Group at Intel Corporation, where he developed several generations of logic transistor technologies including high-k/metal gate, 3D Tri-gate and non-Silicon channel CMOS transistors. He continues to work with leading semiconductor companies on advanced CMOS transistor options such as band engineered FinFETs, inter-band Tunnel FETs, negative capacitance Ferro FETs and phase transistor FETs. His group also works on non-Boolean computing paradigm harnessing collective state of coupled dynamical systems. He was a recipient of the Intel Achievement Award (2003) for demonstration of high-performance high-k metal gate CMOS, the Intel Logic Technology Quality Award (2002) for invention of Tri-gate CMOS, the Penn State Engineering Alumni Association (PSEAS) Outstanding Research Award (2012), the SEMI Award for North America (2012), IEEE Device Research Conference Best Paper Award (2010, 2011) and the PSEAS Premier Research Award (2015). He has published over 210 papers and holds over 163 US patents. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

Ali Adibi

Ali Adibi is the director of Bio and Environmental Sensing Technologies (BEST) and a professor and Joseph M. Pettit chair in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. His research group has pioneered several structures in the field of integrated nanophotonics for both information processing and sensing. He is the author of more than 140 journal papers and 400 conference papers. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Nanophotonics, and the nanophotonic program track chair of the Photonics West meeting. He is the recipient of several awards including Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Packard Fellowship, NSF CAREER Award, and the SPIE Technology Achievement Award. He is also a fellow of OSA, SPIE, and AAAS.

Dr. David Dean

Dr. David Dean is the Physics Division Director and Isotope Program Director at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In this role, he oversees DOE Nuclear Physics and High Energy Physics programs at ORNL as well as the ORNL Isotope Program. From 2009 until 2011, Dean was Senior Advisor to the DOE Under Secretary of Science, and from 2007 until 2009 he was the Director of Institutional Planning at ORNL. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Physics (London) and is Vice Chair of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society. Dean performs research in the quantum many-body problem and computational physics, with a particular emphasis on coupled-cluster theory and quantum Monte Carlo algorithms. Dean obtained a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1991 and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Physics at Caltech from 1992 until 1995 when he joined ORNL.

Mr. Steve Reinhardt

Steve Reinhardt has led and participated in teams driving significant innovations in high-end computing and analytics, from shared- and distributed-memory programming mechanisms to graph-analytic interfaces for subject-matter experts. He currently works at D-Wave Systems, mapping customer problems to the D-Wave quantum annealer and developing tools to make that easier.

Dr. Mark A. Novotny

Dr. Mark A. Novotny earned both of his degrees in physics, his B.S. degree from North Dakota State University and his Ph.D. degree from Stanford University. His research interests are in computational physics, including algorithm development and applications to materials, devices, and statistical mechanics. He is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and a William L. Giles Distinguished Professor, at Mississippi State University. He is a Fellow of both the American Physical Society and AAAS.

Dr. Travis Humble

Dr. Travis Humble is Director of the Quantum Computing Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His research focuses on the design, development, and benchmarking of new quantum computing platforms. He received his doctorate in theoretical chemistry from the University of Oregon before coming to ORNL in 2005. Dr. Humble is a member of the Center for Engineering Science Advanced Research, the Complex Systems Group, and the Quantum Information Science Group. He is also an associate professor with the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Eng Lim Goh

Dr. Eng Lim Goh joined SGI in 1989, becoming a chief engineer in 1998 and then chief technology officer in 2000. He oversees technical computing programs with the goal to develop the next generation computer architecture for the new many-core era. His current research interest is in the progression from data intensive computing to analytics, machine learning, artificial specific to general intelligence and autonomous systems. Since joining SGI, he has continued his studies in human perception for user interfaces and virtual and augmented reality.

In 2005, InfoWorld named Dr. Goh one of the World's 25 Most Influential CTOs. He was included twice in the HPCwire list of "People to Watch"; 2005 and 2015. In 2007, he was named "Champions 2.0" of the industry by BioIT World magazine, and received the HPC Community Recognition Award from HPCwire. Dr. Goh is a frequent industry speaker and he continues to discuss, in different forums, innovative technologies and their applications. He co-presented with NASA at the inaugural 1st plenary of the Supercomputing 2014 Conference to an audience of 2,500. Before joining SGI, Dr. Goh worked for Intergraph Systems, Schlumberger Wireline and Shell Research. A Shell Cambridge University Scholar, Dr. Goh completed his Ph.D. research and dissertation on parallel architectures and computer graphics, and holds a first-class honors degree in mechanical engineering from Birmingham University in the U.K. Dr. Goh has been granted four U.S. patents, two of which as the inventor and the others as co-inventor.

Dr. Scott Holmes

Dr. Scott Holmes is a technical consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. His interests include superconducting electronics, future computing, and learning systems. He holds a joint Ph.D. in Materials Science and Nuclear Engineering & Engineering Physics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of the IEEE Council on Superconductivity. Currently, he supports the IARPA Cryogenic Computing Complexity (C3) program to develop energy-efficient superconducting computing technologies.

Dr. Mark Gouker

Dr. Mark Gouker leads the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. This group has robust activities in superconducting circuit fabrication, 90nm CMOS technology for specialized application, and integrated photonics. The group also performs work in quantum information processing with superconducting and trapped-ion qubit modalities and quantum sensing with NV-centers in diamond.

Dr. Kenneth Zick

Dr. Kenneth Zick is a Systems Architect at Northrop Grumman Corp., focused on future computer architectures and harnessing emerging physical effects. His background includes 18 years in chip design and adaptive systems-on-a-chip research, with 3 U.S. patents. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan.

David J. Mountain

David J. Mountain is the Senior Technical Director at the Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Research Park, a Department of Defense research lab in Catonsville, MD. The LPS-RP mission is to collaborate with industry, academia, and the government to drive innovative research that will improve advanced computing systems for a range of mission applications including cybersecurity, cryptanalysis, and complex data analytics. His responsibilities include research activities in neuromorphic computing, advanced modeling and simulation, energy efficiency, productivity, and resilience. His personal research projects have included radiation effects studies, hot carrier reliability characterization, and chip-on-flex process development utilizing ultra-thin circuits. He has been actively involved with 3D electronics research for over two decades. Mr. Mountain is the author of more than two dozen technical papers, has been awarded eight patents, and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Dr. Kosaraju

Dr. Kosaraju is currently the Division Director of the Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the National Science Foundation. He is at NSF on assignment from the Johns Hopkins University where he holds the Edward J. Schaefer Chair in Engineering in the Department of Computer Science. He has broad research interests in Algorithms. He served on the editorial boards of many journals; he was the managing editor of the SIAM J. on Computing during 1980-1988. He has also served on the advisory and external committees of many computer science departments. He was recognized for teaching excellence several times. He is a fellow of ACM and IEEE.

Terrence C. Leslie

Terrence C. Leslie is the Director of Business Development for the Automata Processing team at Micron Technology, Inc. He is responsible for the academic and government segments where he drives the development of university research programs and Government business opportunities. Mr. Leslie is also a Distinguished Member of the Micron Technical Staff. He previously held process, test and quality engineering management positions at Micron in Manassas, VA. Before joining Micron, Mr. Leslie held various positions in process and quality engineering and management at IBM Microelectronics and Dominion Semiconductor, including process engineering manager and vice president of quality at Dominion. Mr. Leslie holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Vermont, and an MS in management of technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Samira Khan

Dr. Samira Khan is an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia (UVA). Prior to joining UVA, she spent three years as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, funded by Intel Labs. Her research focuses on improving the performance, efficiency, and reliability of the memory system. She received her PhD from the University of Texas at San Antonio. During her graduate studies, she worked at Intel, AMD, and EPFL.

Dr. Jeffrey Nichols

Dr. Nichols became the associate laboratory director for ORNL's Computing and Computational Sciences in April 2009.  In this position, he oversees the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS), the site of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), which delivers state-of-the-art scientific research and technological innovations.  The OLCF is home to Titan, the nation's most powerful computing resource.  He leads the laboratory's agenda in advanced high-performance computing in priority areas such as climate change, fusion energy, nanotechnology, biotechnology, cyber security, and big data initiatives.

Prior to assuming his new position, Dr. Nichols was the deputy associate laboratory director of Computing and Computational Sciences, where he led efforts to build, install, and deploy next‑generation supercomputers for DOE, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense.  A theoretical chemist and software developer, Dr. Nichols joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2002 as the director of the Computer Science and Mathematics Division, a position which he held until 2009. From 2005-2006, he was Acting Director of NCCS. Before coming to ORNL, he led the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where high priority was given to the development, deployment, and use of scalable computational science community codes to solve grand-challenge problems crucial to the nation.

Dr. Nichols holds a B.A. in Chemistry and a B.A. in Mathematics from Malone College, in Canton, Ohio, and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Texas A&M University.  He has more than 25 years of experience as a theoretical chemist and software developer, and he has held professorships at Malone College (Ohio), the University of Utah, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He is author or co-author of four software applications, a co-author with J. Simons of "Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry, A textbook in quantum chemistry for the beginning graduate student" (1997), and of more than 60 research papers in chemistry and in mathematical and computational applications.

Dr. David McKay

Dr. McKay is a research staff member at IBM in the experimental quantum computing group and primarily studies novel gate architectures for coupling qubits and characterization methods for quantum gates. Dr. McKay received his PhD in physics from the University of Illinois where he studied quantum simulation using ultracold atoms in optical lattices and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago studying superconducting quantum computing. David joined IBM in 2015.