Will is a member of the Department of Computing Sciences at Coastal Carolina University (CCU), where he was hired as an assistant professor in 2008. He chaired the department from 2012 to 2018, and became an associate professor in 2013 and a full professor in 2017. He attended Clemson University where he obtained a BS ('99), MS ('00) and PhD ('05), each in Computer Engineering. Before accepting a position at CCU, Will was an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the United States Naval Academy from 2006 to 2008, as well as a visiting professor at Clemson University in the ECE department and as an adjunct professor at Tri-County Technical College in the Department of Mathematics. His research interests include parallel computing, parallel file systems, computational grids, job scheduling, resilience, fault injection, performance evaluation and modeling, and discrete event simulation. In addition to more traditional computer science courses, he also enjoys teaching computer architecture, digital logic design, FPGA programming and AC/DC circuit analysis. Will has been collaborating with Los Alamos National Laboratory since 2009, initially with John Daly and Nathan DeBardeleben in the areas of checkpointing and its associated optimizations and modeling and then later with Nathan and others in HPC-DES in the area of resiliency, particularly in the presence of transient particle-induced soft errors.
Reliability and Resiliency