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Wu-chun Feng

Wu-chun Feng is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech (VT).  He also directs the Synergy Laboratory at VT.  Previous professional stints include The Ohio State University, Purdue University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Orion Multisystems, Vosaic, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NASA Ames Research Center, and most recently, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
His research interests encompass usable and accessible high-end computing from the perspective of systems software, middleware, and applications.  As such, his research oftentimes bridges multiple disciplines:  networking, monitoring and measurement, green computing, and large-scale data mining and bioinformatics, most notably, mpiBLAST (  He has over 150 peer-reviewed technical publications, and his work has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, CNN, and BBC News.

He received a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering and in Music (Honors) in 1988 and an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Penn State University in 1990.  He earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996.  He is a senior member of the IEEE and was listed on HPCwire's Top People to Watch List in 2004.

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