Dr. Karl W. Schulz received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas in 1999. After completing a one-year post-doc, he transitioned to the commercial software industry working for the CD-Adapco group as a Senior Project Engineer to develop and support engineering software in the field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). After several years in industry, Karl returned to the University of Texas in 2003, joining the research staff at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), a leading research center for advanced computational science, engineering and, technology. During his 10-year tenure at TACC, Karl was actively engaged in HPC research, scientific curriculum development and teaching, technology evaluation and integration, and strategic initiatives serving on the Center's leadership team as an Associate Director and leading TACC's HPC group and Scientific Applications group during his tenure. He was a Co-principal investigator on multiple Top-25 system deployments serving as application scientist and principal architect for the cluster management software and HPC environment. Karl also served as the Chief Software Architect for the PECOS Center within the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, a research group focusing on the development of next-generation software to support multi-physics simulations and uncertainty quantification.
Karl joined the Technical Computing Group at Intel in January 2014 and is presently a Principal Engineer engaged in the architecture, development, and validation of HPC system software. He also serves as the Project Leader for OpenHPC, a community effort focused on integration of common build-blocks for HPC systems.