David Abramson has been involved in computer architecture and high performance computing research since 1979. Previous to joining the University of Queensland in 2013, he has held appointments at Monash University, Griffith University, CSIRO, and RMIT. At CSIRO, he was the program leader of the Division of Information Technology High Performance Computing Program and was also an adjunct associate professor at RMIT in Melbourne. He served as a program manager and chief investigator in the Co-operative Research Centre for Intelligent Decisions Systems and the Co-operative Research Centre for Enterprise Distributed Systems. At Monash, he served as the Science Director of the Monash e-Research Centre and Director of the Monash e-Education Centre. He is currently the director of the UQ Centre for Research Computing and an adjunct professor in the School of IT and EE. He is a fellow of the ACM, the IEEE, the ATSE, and the ACS.