PhD in high-energy physics from Indiana University. Joined NCSA in 2002. Was involved in building the experimental PlayStation2 game console cluster. Experimented with FPGAs while working in NCSA Innovative Systems Lab. Helped run Reconfigurable Systems Summer Institute from 2005-8, and then co-ran Symposium on Application Acceleration in HPC 2009-12.
Now part of the support team for the Blue Waters Supercomputer at NCSA.