Azzam Haidar received a Ph.D. in 2008 major Computer Science and Applied
Mathematics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse and from the
CERFACS Lab, France. He is a Research Director at the Innovative Computing
Laboratory at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research interests
focuses on the development, optimization and implementation of parallel scalable
linear algebra algorithms for distributed multicore/GPU-based architectures,
for extreme-scale scientific applications. He also developed novel algorithms
for singular value (SVD) and eigenvalue problems as well as approaches that uses
data flow representations to express parallelism in scientific applications.
He received and participated in several NSF, DOE, Intel and Nvidia grant awards.