Allen D. Malony is a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Oregon where he directs parallel computing research projects, notably the TAU parallel performance system project. He has extensive experience in performance benchmarking and characterization of high-performance computing systems, and has developed performance evaluation tools for a range of parallel machines during the last 26 years. His research interests also include computational science and neuroinformatics. Malony was awarded the NSF National Young Investigator award, was a Fulbright Research Scholar to The Netherlands and Austria, and received the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Recently, he was named the Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair to France, where he is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. He is funded by the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense. Malony is the Director of the UO Neuroinformatics Center and the CEO of ParaTools, Inc., which he founded with Dr. Sameer Shende in 2004.