HPC 2019 Invited Plenary Speakers


Jack Dongarra
Jack Dongarra
Distinguished Professor,
Computer Science at 
University of Tennessee &
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Jack Dongarra holds an appointment at the University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the University of Manchester. He specializes in numerical algorithms in linear algebra, parallel computing, use of advanced-computer architectures, programming methodology, and tools for parallel computers. He was awarded the IEEE Sid Fernbach Award in 2004; in 2008 he was the recipient of the first IEEE Medal of Excellence in Scalable Computing; in 2010 he was the first recipient of the SIAM Special Interest Group on Supercomputing's award for Career Achievement; in 2011 he was the recipient of the IEEE Charles Babbage Award; and in 2013 he received the ACM/IEEE Ken Kennedy Award.

Prof. Thomas Lippert
Thomas Lippert
Director of the Institute for Advanced Simulation,
Head of Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Jülich, Germany

Thomas Lippert is the director of the Institute for Advanced Simulation, head of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre at Forschungszentrum Jülich and acting director of the John von Neumann Institute for Computing. He also holds the chair for Computational Theoretical Physics at the University of Wuppertal. He has been the German representative in the preparatory group (HPCEUR) which, in 2010, led to the European supercomputing infrastructure "Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe" (PRACE). He is the chair of the management board of the first PRACE Implementation Project and is a member of the board of directors of the German Gauß Centre for Supercomputing.

Wil Schilders
Wil Schilders
TU Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands;
President EU-MATHS-IN

In 2010, prof. Schilders moved to TU Eindhoven and also became executive director of the newly formed Dutch Platform for Mathematics (both for 50% of his time). In 2011-2012, ad interim he led the Scientific Computing Group at TU Eindhoven, until Prof. Barry Koren took over. Although he worked in industry for 30 years, the emphasis has always been on the development of novel mathematical methods, for a large variety of industrial challenges. This is also reflected in his current work, with lots of national and international industrial contacts, and his presidency of ECMI (2010-2011) and currently EU-MATHS-IN (from 2016). His mission, both in The Netherlands and in Europe, is to bring mathematics forward as a key enabling technology, stressing its importance for industry and society.

Zahari Zlatev
Zahari Zlatev
Aarhus University, Department of Environmental Science, Denmark

Prof. Zlatev's main areas of research include Large-scale Air Pollution Modelling, Long-term Air Pollution Studies by Using Long Sequences of Scenarios, Damaging Effects from High Pollution Levels on Crops and Human Health, Scientific Computing, Parallel Computations, Numerical Analysis, Applied Mathematics. Editor of six proceedings volumes from international meetings. Guest editor in fifteen special issues of international scientific journals. 137 papers in international journals + two papers in Danish journals. 172 papers in proceedings of international conferences. Over 200 institutional reports and other publications