Christopher S. Daley is a performance engineer in the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Before joining NERSC, Christopher was a Scientific Programmer at the Flash Center for Computational Science at the University of Chicago. His current research involves performance analysis of HPC and data analytics applications to gather architectural requirements and identify code optimization opportunities. He has a M.Sc. in High Performance Computing from the University of Edinburgh and a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Surrey.