Omar Aaziz received a B.S. in Computer Science from Al-Rafidain University from Iraq in 2000, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Baghdad University in 2003 and he is currently a Ph.D. student at New Mexico State University. He worked at Baghdad University in Baghdad-Iraq, eventually as an instructor from 2003 to 2009. His research interests are in High-Performance Computing (HPC), specifically in dynamic analysis and runtime monitoring. In the HPC arena, he developed a module to predict application runtime using hardware counters in large scale production clusters during his summer internship at Sandia National Laboratories. His current projects are funded by Sandia National Laboratories to study the increase of the overall utility of expensive HPC resources in scientific application, and analyze the behavior patterns of parallel scientific applications using statistical and numerical techniques.