Director, High Performance Computing Innovation Center, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Fred Streitz, Ph.D., is the director of the High Performance Computing Innovation Center at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he is responsible for bridging American industry's growing need for advanced solutions to complex research and development challenges with the lab's pioneering supercomputing and disruptive scientific capabilities.
Both an experimentalist and computational physicist with deep expertise in multiphysics modeling and simulations, Fred has dedicated a career to developing HPC applications that push the limits of leadership-class computational capability to address forefront scientific problems. His multidisciplinary research teams have twice won the Gordon Bell Prize for significant achievement in supercomputing and were finalists twice more, with work encompassing the diverse fields of material science, turbulence, biomedicine, and plasma science.
Fred is the chair for the Software Working Group at the Council on Competitiveness, a member of the steering committee for Harvard's Institute for Applied Computational Science, and serves as the associate editor for the International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications.
Prior to joining LLNL in the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate in 1999, Fred held positions as a National Research Council Fellow at the Naval Research Laboratory and an assistant professor at Auburn University.
Fred earned a Ph.D. in Physics from Johns Hopkins University and a BS in Physics from Harvey Mudd College.