Barbara Chapman

Barbara Chapman is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Houston and joined Stony Brook University in September 2015 as an IACS core faculty member and a professor in AMS . She has been named head of the Computer Science and Mathematics Group (CSM) under the new Computational Science Initiative (CSI) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) . She is a member of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee and a key member of standards organizations working to advance the next generation of programming. Her expertise encompasses programming languages, compilers and environments with a focus on High Performance Computing. She has a distinguished record of academic research, and has published two books, over 200 book chapters, journal papers, and refereed conference papers.

Phone: +1 (713) 743-3354
Email Addresses: chapman AT
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About HPCTools

The High Performance Computing Tools group (HPCTools) is a research group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Houston and IACS at Stony Brook University. The group was created by Dr. Barbara Chapman who joined the department in Spring 1999 and is being relocated from the University of Houston to join Stony Brook University. Our mission is to perform cutting-edge research and development in programming languages, compilers, tools and applications for performance, productivity and power in HPC systems. We strive to increase programmer productivity, enhance application performance, develop novel implementation technologies that anticipate architectural changes and emerging user needs, and provide reference implementations of our ideas.

The group provides the open-source OpenUH compiler to the HPC community. We are active members of open standards such as OpenMP, OpenACC, the Multicore Association (MCA), and OpenSHMEM.

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