William Killian is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Delaware and an Assistant Professor at Millersville University. His research area includes predictive modeling, programming models, and program optimization. Prior to joining Millersville, Mr. Killian has worked at Intel Corporation and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where he focused on application fitness, optimization, and performance modeling. William continues to collaborate with LLNL on abstraction layers which make it easier for users to create scientific applications which run on upcoming supercomputing systems. William earned his B.S. from Millersville University (2011) and M.S. from the University of Delaware (2013) and expects to complete his Ph.D in early 2018.