Benjamin T. Grover, Ph.D.

Program Manager, Advanced Scientific Computing Research, U.S. Department of Energy

Leveraging ASCR Investments in Software Tools through SBIR/STTR to Engage Broader Industrial Computational Community

The Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) in the Office of Science has spent millions of dollars and many years developing world class software and solutions (SciDAC, etc.) specifically in the realm of High Performance Computing (HPC). Many industries (advanced manufacturing, energy systems, automotive design, aeronautics, etc.) stand to gain significant competitive advantage by utilizing HPC modeling and simulation tools in their design and production processes. A gap exists however between the software and tools and the industries that can benefit from them. This talk will focus on recent ASCR efforts to reach out to the broader computational community through the SBIR/STTR program and help bridge this gap. A brief overview of SBIR and ASCR will be given as well as the specific aspects of their industrial outreach model and vision. Lastly the details on how this outreach helps advance the state of the art in HPC and ASCRs mission will be discussed.

Biography

Benjamin (Benjy) Grover is currently on a temporary assignment from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) at the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR). His assignment focuses on industrial outreach and business development for ASCR via the SBIR/STTR program. More specifically, he is helping organizations to adopt High Performance Modeling and Simulation Software developed by ASCR. Prior to Benjy's assignment at the DOE, he served as a Deputy Division Leader for the Applications Simulations and Quality Division at LLNL. He has also worked as a computer scientist on large-scale IT projects and software development projects. He graduated with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University. He is married with four children.

Workshop Program
updated: 2011-10-19