AUSTIN, Texas—The Office of the Vice President for Research at The University of Texas at Austin today announced the appointment of Dr. John R. Boisseau to the position of director of the Advanced Computing Center for Engineering and Science (ACCES).
Boisseau, who earned a Ph.D. in astronomy from UT Austin in 1996, has been an associate director for scientific computing at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego. The appointment is effective beginning in June 2001.
Dr. Juan Sanchez, UT Austin vice president for research, said: "I am very excited that Dr. Boisseau has accepted the high performance computing leadership role at the University. His management, technical and academic skills, combined with his experience in dealing with various funding agencies, will again bring UT to the forefront of high performance computing."
UT Austin’s Advanced Computing Center, located on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in northwest Austin, provides high performance computing resources to the UT computational science research community, as well as to researchers around the world. Its resources include multiple supercomputer architectures, a large data archive facility and consulting services.
The Advanced Computing Center is a mid-range supercomputing center in the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. The center also is responsible for management of a state-of-the-art Visualization Laboratory that is located on UT Austin’s main campus in the Applied Computational Engineering and Sciences (ACES) Building.
Boisseau has been associated with the San Diego Supercomputer Center since 1996. The department works on research projects in computational science, develops programming tools and Web portals, conducts research in performance modeling and supports a national academic computational research community with training, consulting and technical documentation. Boisseau has been instrumental in the formulation, execution and management of the Center’s strategic program plans, including projects with the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense.
Boisseau has served as a lecturer at San Diego State University for the past two years. He earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in astronomy from UT Austin and was a NASA Graduate Research Fellow. He was a programmer analyst and manager of user services at the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in the mid-1990s.
For more information, contact Susie Pruett in the Office of the Vice President for Research at (512) 471-2877.