Dr. Brian Van Essen has been a Computer Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) since 2010. His research interests include operating systems and architectures for data-intensive HPC, deep learning, and embedded systems. Brian earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2010. He also holds a M.S. in CSE from UW, plus a M.S. and a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to his graduate studies, Brian co-founded two startups in the area of reconfigurable computing.