Dr. Ralph H. Castain is a Principal Engineer at Intel, where he leads the development of control system technologies for exascale computing systems. Dr. Castain received his B.S. degree in physics from Harvey Mudd College and multiple graduate level degrees (M.S. in solid-state physics, M.S.E.E. degree in robotics, and Ph.D. in nuclear physics) from Purdue University. He has served in government, academia, and industry for over 30 years as a contributing scientist and business leader in fields ranging from HPC to nuclear physics, particle accelerator design, remote sensing, autonomous pattern recognition, and decision analysis.