Rob Fowler is Director of High Performance Computing at the Renaissance Computing Institute, part of UNC, in Chapel Hill. While at RENCI he has held adjunct professorships in Computer Science at UNC, Duke, and Rice. Prior to UNC he was at the Center for High Performance Software Research at Rice University. He also held positions at the University of Washington, University of Rochester, and the University of Copenhagen. His education includes an A.B. in Physics from Harvard (1971) and M.S. (1981) and Ph.D. (1985) degrees from the University of Washington. His research interests span the area of high performance distributed and parallel computing. Specific interests include compilers and programming environments, architectures, operating systems, performance evaluation, and simulation.