John is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and HPC Software Specialist. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi in 2007. John managed the High Performance Computing Development Center at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and developed hardware and software for remote environmental data collection systems with the Division of Nearshore Research. John joined TACC and served as the Advanced Scientific Computing Training Coordinator and Research Associate in the High Performance Computing group at TACC. His research focused on developing highly scalable fault tolerant computational methods. John also lead the national XSEDE effort for education and training of researchers, engineers, and scholars on advanced computational resources. John’s professional interests and areas of research include high performance computing, scientific programming, nature-inspired algorithms, computer vision, machine learning, human-computer interaction, and performance evaluation and optimization.