Dr. Kirk E. Jordan is an IBM Distinguished Engineer in the Data Centric Solutions organization at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, an IBM Technical Executive position in IBM’s Research Division, and is the Chief Science Officer for IBM Research UK responsible for high performance computing (HPC) direction and strategy. He oversees development of applications for IBM’s advanced computing architectures, investigates and develops concepts for new areas of growth involving high performance computing, and provides leadership in high-end computing and simulation in such areas as geoscience, computational fluid dynamics, systems biology and high-end visualization. Dr. Jordan is also a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. A world renowned researcher in computational science and engineering, he has Ph.D. in Applied Math, a Fellow of SIAM and AAAS and is on several boards. He has held computational science positions at Exxon R&E, Argonne National Laboratory, Thinking Machines and Kendall Square Research.