Shaw Dong

Shaw comes to us from SLAC where he was the HPC architect charged with overhauling their HPC infrastructure and services to meet the rapidly changing needs of researchers. Prior to that, Shaw worked for 15 years at UC Santa Cruz where he was the de facto founder of Research Computing and was responsible for a succession of HPC clusters that made the Top500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world. Shaw was also an adjunct professor of Applied Math at UC Santa Cruz, and taught a popular graduate-level course on High Performance Computing while he was there.

Shaw has a broad interest in science, having published papers in fields as diverse as Astrophysics, Biology, Statistics and Machine Learning.

Shaw holds a B.S. in Space Physics from University of Science and Technology of China, and a Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from UC Santa Cruz. In his spare time, Shaw enjoys reading and likes to jog, bike, play squash and badminton