Simon Hammond is a Principal Member of the Scalable Computer Architectures organization within Sandia National Laboratories, NM, USA. His research focuses on the development of methods to port large scale applications to novel and prototype computer architectures. He is a researcher at two Department of Energy, Office of Science Co-Design Centers and works closely with the NNSA/ ASC program in the on-going assessment of Exascale prototype computer architectures. In 2014 his duties were extended to include DesignForward interactions with Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, Cray and IBM. He received his PhD in 2011 during which he worked closely with AWE on the development of technologies to simulate and analyze large-scale parallel applications. His research interests include compiler design, advanced methods for vectorization, cache optimization, lightweight threading and fault-resilient communication middleware.