Thom Dunning is the director of the Institute for Advanced Computing Applications and Technologies and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He also holds an endowed position as Distinguished Chair for Research Excellence in Chemistry and professor in the department of chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
William Gropp, the Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor of Computer Science, is IACAT’s deputy director for research. His research focuses on parallel computing, particularly developing the message passing interface (MPI) and hierarchical numerical methods for the numerical solution of partial differential equations. He is a co-principal investigator on the Blue Waters project, a petascale supercomputer that will be available for scientists and engineers across the country to use for the next five years.
Jay Roloff is the program manager for IACAT. Jay is also the project manager for the NCSA International Program, which includes significant projects with Cyprus, Costa Rica, China and many other emerging projects with other countries.