We are pleased to welcome, Dr. Tony Skjellum to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Dr. Anthony Skjellum, comes to us from Auburn University where he was the Lead Cyber Scientist and the Cyber Center director. He also led R&D in High Performance Computing (HPC) and cyber at Auburn University in the college of engineering. Skjellum’s current research is a split between cyber/Internet of Things, and High Performance Computing and Exascale Storage.
He received his BS, MS, and PhD Degrees from Caltech. His PhD work emphasized portable, parallel software for simulation, with a specific emphasis on message-passing systems. After graduating in 1990, he worked at Lawrence Livermore National Labs for 2.5 years as a computer scientist emphasizing performance-portable message passing and portable parallel math libraries. From 1993-2003, he was on faculty at Mississippi State University, where he and his students co-developed MPICH with Argonne National Laboratory, the first implementation of the MPI-1 standard. Skjellum was a leading participant in MPI-1 and MPI-2 standards as well, with specific contributions to the concepts of “groups contexts, and communicators,” which stemmed from his PhD research. From 2003-2013, he was professor and chair at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dept. of Computer and Information Sciences, where he continued work on high performance computing and cyber.
Skjellum has funding from DOE, NSF, and DOD. He is a senior member of ACM and IEEE, and Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS), Digital & Multimedia Sciences Division. He remains active in the MPI Forum, and is co-chair of the OMG High Performance Embedded Working Group as well.