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Researchers selected for Computational Technology Area Advisory Panel

ERDC PAO
Published June 8, 2018
Dr. Kent Danielson

Dr. Kent Danielson, a research civil engineer in the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory, was selected for the Computational Structural Mechanics Computational Technical Area of the DOD High Performance Computing Modernization Program’s Computational Technical Area Advisory Panel.

Dr. Cary Butler

Dr. Cary Butler, technical director in the Information Technology Laboratory, was selected for the Data and Decision Analytics Computational Technical Area of the DOD High Performance Computing Modernization Program’s Computational Technical Area Advisory Panel.

VICKSBURG, Miss. (June 8, 2018)--The Computational Technology Area Advisory Panel recently announced that two researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center have been selected to serve on the DOD High Performance Computing Modernization Program’s Computational Technical Area Advisory Panel.

Dr. Kent Danielson, a research civil engineer in the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory, was selected for the Computational Structural Mechanics Computational Technical Area, and Dr. Cary Butler, technical director in the Information Technology Laboratory, for the Data and Decision Analytics CTA.

According to the CTAAP website, the panel meets semi-annually to improve the effectiveness of the HPCMP user community, and extends the impact of high performance computing and computational technologies for the DOD mission. 

As members of the panel, Danielson and Butler are responsible for advising the HPCMP director and stakeholder community on the probable technical impacts of proposed HPCMP actions on the DOD’s science and engineering challenges. They will work with other panel members to recommend changes to current HPCMP practices and technologies that will further the productivity of the HPCMP user community, and suggest new practices or technologies to improve the productivity of current HPCMP users, or extend the transformational impact of HPCMP technologies and expertise into new user communities within DOD.

The CTAAP provides an important and direct connection to domain experts actively working in DOD computational disciplines. Their viewpoints enable the program to develop a widespread culture among DOD’s scientists and engineers in which they routinely use advanced computational environments to solve challenging problems.


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