Speaker Bios

December 2022 Annual Technology Meeting

A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of members from industry, government, and academia worldwide. Our mission is to educate and connect the HPC user community with the latest technologies and best practices to optimize business processes and workforce advancement

Our technology focus includes AI/Machine Learning, Data Science, Cloud Computing, Quantum Computing, and Visualization utilized in applications in Energy, Life Sciences, Manufacturing & Engineering, Financial Services, Cybersecurity, Government, and Academia.

You’re invited!

The Society of HPC Professionals annual technology meeting is a don’t miss event. We have a great lineup of speakers from the HPC & AI community.

Free for members
$50 for non-members 
(i.e.- it’s a great time to join, only $60 for full year, and tax deductible)

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We look forward to seeing everyone this year to get back to business and networking. For those who cannot attend in person, we will have a virtual option.

Speaker Bios

Addison Snell

Addison Snell

CEO of Intersect360 Research

Addison Snell is the CEO of Intersect360 Research and a veteran of the High Performance Computing industry. He launched the company in 2007 as Tabor Research, a division of Tabor Communications, and served as that company’s VP/GM until he and his partner, Christopher Willard, Ph.D., acquired Tabor Research in 2009. During his tenure, Addison has established Intersect360 Research as a premier source of market information, analysis, and consulting. He was named one of 2010’s “People to Watch” by HPCwire.

Addison was previously an HPC industry analyst for IDC, where he was well-known among industry stakeholders. Prior to IDC, he gained recognition as a marketing leader and spokesperson for SGI’s supercomputing products and strategy. Addison holds a master’s degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Kelly Gaither, Ph.D.

Kelly Gaither, Ph.D.

Director of Health Analytics/Senior Research Scientist at Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)

Dr. Kelly Gaither is the Director of Health Analytics/Senior Research Scientist at the Texas Advanced Computing Center and an Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s Health at the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her doctoral degree in Computational Engineering from Mississippi State University in May 2000 and received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in computer science from Texas A&M University in 1992 and 1988 respectively. She has published papers in fields ranging from Computational Mechanics to Supercomputing Applications to Scientific Visualization and Maternal Health. She has given numerous invited talks and has actively participated in conferences related to her field. Her areas of expertise are large-scale data analysis and visualization with particular emphasis on health and medicine.

Samuel Mugel, Ph.D.

Samuel Mugel, Ph.D.

CTO of Multiverse Computing

Dr. Samuel Mugel is an expert in quantum computing and quantum machine learning. His PhD was jointly awarded by ICFO (Spain) and the University of Southampton (UK). Prior to joining Multiverse Computing as Chief Technology Officer, he was a Computational physicist at Cortirio (UK), Technical Director at The Quantum Revolution Fund, and Founder and CTO at Groundstate Consulting. Sam is an advisor for the McKinsey Tech Council and the Forbes Tech Council, and Mentor at the Creative Destruction Lab.

 

Moriba Jah, Ph.D.

Moriba Jah, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Privateer

Moriba Jah is the Chief Scientist and a co-founder of Privateer. Privateer is a data and intelligence platform empowering the future of space sustainability. As a renowned space environmentalist and astrodynamicist, Moriba brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in space object detection, tracking, identification, and characterization, as well as spacecraft navigation to the Privateer team, where he is developing the first highly accurate space traffic map that aggregates multi-source data on Earth orbiting space objects, as a means to power the new space economy and make space exploration safe and sustainable.

Moriba is also an associate professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin where he is the holder of the Mrs. Pearlie Dashiell Henderson Centennial Fellowship in Engineering. At the University of Texas at Austin, he has worked with a team to develop ASTRIAGraph, an award-winning near real-time map of where objects are predicted to be located in space. He serves on many professional bodies and is a Fellow of multiple organizations including TED, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Astronautical Society (AAS), International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). He has served on the US delegation to the United Nations Committee On Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN-COPUOS), is an elected Academician of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and has testified to congress on his work as related to Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Management.

Moriba received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder, specializing in astrodynamics and statistical orbit determination.

L. Y. Aaron Yung, Ph.D.

L. Y. Aaron Yung, Ph.D.

NASA Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Yung is currently a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at Goddard Space Flight Center, the world’s leading space telescope development facility. Aaron’s research focuses on developing physical models for galaxy formation and cosmic reionization using semi-analytic modeling techniques, with special interest in investigating the interplay among galaxies, supermassive black holes, and the cosmic environment in the earliest episodes of our universe’s history. Aaron works very closely with observing teams on providing simulated predictions and theory support for James Webb Space Telescope observing programs, and is involved in the preparatory studies for the highly anticipated Roman Space Telescope and Euclid Observatory.

Prior to joining NASA, Aaron earned his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Rutgers University and was a visiting researcher at the Center for Computational Astrophysics at the Flatiron Institute in New York. His thesis consisted of 4 journal publications entitled “Semi-analytic forecasts for JWST”, which won a Dissertation Prize from Rutgers University, Department of Physics and Astronomy. Check out his latest research work at https://lyaaronyung.github.io.

Henry Neeman, Ph.D.

Henry Neeman, Ph.D.

Executive Director for Research Computing at the University of Oklahoma

Dr. Henry Neeman is the Executive Director for Research Computing, Director of the OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research, Associate Professor in the Gallogly College of Engineering and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma.

In addition to his own teaching and research, Dr. Neeman co-founded and co-leads the OneOklahoma Cyberinfrastructure Initiative, the Research Computing Facilitators Virtual Residency Program, and the Certified Cyberinfrastructure  Facilitator Training & Development program.

Prior to coming to OU, Dr. Neeman was a postdoctoral research associate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at UIUC, and before that served as a graduate research assistant both at NCSA and at UIUC’s Center for Supercomputing Research & Development.

He received his BS in computer science and his BA in statistics with a minor in mathematics in 1987 from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, his MS in CS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1990 and his PhD in CS from UIUC in 1996.