Erich Strohmaier is a Senior Scientist and Group Lead of the Performance and Algorithms Research group in the Computational Research Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He held positions at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the University of Mannheim, Germany. He has a Dr. in theoretical Physics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Strohmaier specializes in performance characterization, evaluation, modeling, and prediction for HPC systems and large scale scientific workflows, parallel computing in general, analysis of advanced-computer architectures and parallel programming paradigms, and classification of and programming patterns for scientific computational kernels. He was awarded the 2008 ACM Gordon Bell Prize for parallel processing research in algorithmic innovation and was named a Fellow of the ISC Conference in 2017. He has been editor of the biannual TOP500 list that tracks the most powerful supercomputers worldwide since it’s beginning. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, and APS.