“Veteran supercomputing researcher” and current CRA Board Chair Dan Reed, will leave his position at the University of North Carolina’s Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) and join Microsoft Research on December 3rd, he announced today. From his blog post:
On December 3, I will embark on the next installment of my own future, which will place me in the center of the ever-evolving computing revolution. On that day, I will be joining Microsoft to head a new research initiative (see the Microsoft Research press release and RENCI/UNC press release) in scalable and multicore computing. I am enormously excited, as these are among the most interesting technical problems in computing, and they are my long-time professional interests. I will be working with Microsoft researchers and product developers, as well as industry partners and academics. It doesnt get any cooler than this.
Check the post for a bunch more detail on the move. Congrats, Dan!