Kathy Yelick is the Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The Computing Sciences area at Berkeley Lab comprises the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Division (NERSC), the Scientific Networking Division (home to the Energy Sciences Network, ESnet) and the Computational Research Division. Dr. Yelick has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley since 1991 and has held a joint research appointment at Berkeley Lab since 1996. She was leader of the Future Technologies Group from 2005 through 2007 and the NERSC Director from 2008 through 2012. She earned her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is an internationally recognized expert in high performance computing. Her research interests include parallel programming languages, automatic performance tuning, performance analysis, parallel algorithms, and optimizing compilers.