Addi Thakur Malviya serves as Group Leader for the Research Software Engineering Group in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division’s Advanced Computing Systems Research Section at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Addi aspires to innovate and inspire the next generation of cutting-edge scientific software, thus enabling Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to host the world’s premier scientific software engineering group and transform science with software-defined solutions that are reliable, usable, and trustworthy. Her research and technical interests include research software engineering, data and system architecture, data-intensive applications, design patterns, test-driven development, automated machine learning, artificial intelligence engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, and usability research.
Pat Quillen is a software engineering manager MathWorks and his group is responsible for the mathematics in MATLAB as well as the PDE Toolbox. The team focuses on building high-quality, mathematically sound technical computing software to help accelerate the pace of engineering and science. Prior to joining MathWorks, Pat obtained his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Kentucky where he studied preconditioned inverse-free methods for the symmetric eigenvalue problem.
Damian Rouson is a mechanical engineer with extensive experience in software design and development for multi-physics modeling, including classical, quantum, and magnetohydrodynamic turbulence and multiphase flow. He co-authored Scientific Software Design: The Object-Oriented Way (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and in 2015, founded the California public-benefit nonprofit corporation Sourcery Institute. In 2020-’21 Department of Energy Better Scientific Software (BSSw) Fellowship. He holds a B.S. from Howard University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of California.
Elaine Raybourn is a social scientist in the Statistics and Human Systems Group (Applied Cognitive Science) at Sandia National Laboratories. Her research focuses on virtual teams, software developer productivity, virtual environments, visualization, and transmedia learning. She is the SC21 Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase Chair. Elaine has worked remotely for a combined total of 14 years while at Sandia National Laboratories: from the UK as a guest researcher at British Telecom; Germany (Fraunhofer FIT) and France (INRIA) as a Fellow of the European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM), and most recently from Orlando, Florida as Sandia’s Institutional PI for the IDEAS-ECP productivity project. Elaine leads PSIP and the panel series Strategies for Working Remotely.
Francesca Samsel, who holds a BFA from the California College of Arts and an MFA from the University of Washington, is a Research Scientist at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas at Austin. A regular collaborator with Los Alamos National Laboratory, her work focuses on fostering multidisciplinary collaborations and drawing on her artistic experience to develop richer visual vocabularies for scientific visualization. These vocabularies aim to improve data interrogation and exploration for domain scientists as well as communication with their peers and the lay public.
Ashley Barker is the Section Head for Operations at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) located at Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL). The Operations Section is responsible for facilitating access to OLCF resources, providing training, documentation, and technical support to users, collecting and reporting on user facility data, and acquainting the public with the work conducted at the OLCF through scientific highlights. The OLCF supports more than 1,200 users and 250 projects annually from a wide spectrum of science domains. Ashley served as the National Climate Research Center (NCRC) Project Director from 2014-2016. The NCRC project represents a partnership between NOAA and DOE and through this partnership, the NCRC team has delivered multiple computer systems to NOAA, allowing the agency to advance its climate modeling and improve our understanding of climate variability and change. Ashley is also currently involved in the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) as the Control Account Manager (CAM) for training and productivity.