Dr Gavin J. Pringle received a PhD in CFD from Napier University, with University of Edinburgh and the University of California at Berkeley as cooperating institutions. After a four year post-doc at Napier, researching the Lagrangian simulation of turbulent fluid flow over a sphere, he moved in 1997 to EPCC, University of Edinburgh, and is currently an Applications Consultant in High Performance Computing.

Currently, Gavin is WP leader for CompBioMed Innovation and Sustainability; and managing the Fortissimo Helpdesk, where Fortissimo is a EU umbrella project with eight EU HPC centres to sell HPC cycles and expertise to Industry.