We are a group of graph theory nerds, applied mathematicians, and computer scientists who have a number of years of experience in high performance computing, and, more specifically, designing more efficient parallel computing interconnection network topologies. Collectively, we hold several patents, have published numerous papers in renowned journals, and have received several prestigious awards and grants for research in High Performance Computing. These include awards from the U.S. DOE, NSF, NIH, ARO, NYS, China’s Ministry of Science, HPC2, Siemens, Oracle, and Intel, amongst others.
Arjun has had various experiences in applied mathematics and algorithm design, leading research teams working to create novel, quasi-optimal supercomputer network topologies. A Stamps Scholar at The University of Chicago in the departments of Computational and Applied Mathematics and Economics, Arjun has also received the US Congressional Award Gold Medal.
Michael Chen has spent over 20 years researching and building high-performance, distributed systems. An aluminus of Microsoft Research, Goldman Sachs, Facebook, and most recently Bridgewater Associates, he built and/or architected high-performant and secure platforms over a career that spans a diverse set of industries. Examples include Microsoft Trusted Operating System, high-frequency trading platforms, low-latency x-DC replication for Facebook Messenger and one of the first scalable parallel computer checkpointers (as a deliverable for U.S. Department of Energy). Michael holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University. He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and holds 17 patents on Operating Systems, Networking, Storage and Computer Security. He was also twice the recipient of Microsoft Gold-star Award.
David co-founded and ran product and strategy for AvidXchange, the leading corporate payments company for the Mid-market. He is now an active advisor, mentor, and Board member for early stage software companies.
Dr. Satya Sharma is the President and CEO of Zortag Inc. He is also the Executive Director of the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) and a Professor at Stony Brook University. Dr. Sharma was previously Senior Vice President at Symbol Technologies (now part of Motorola) from 1995 to 2003, overseeing various divisions of the company including World-Wide Operations, Mobile Computing & Wireless Engineering, and Quality & Process Improvements. During Dr. Sharmas tenure at Symbol, the revenue increased from $450 Million to more than $1.6 Billion. While leading Symbols Mobile Computing & Wireless Engineering, the company won the National Medal of Technology in 2000, the highest technology award given by the US Government. Symbol was only the third electronics company to win this coveted award in addition to IBM and Bell Labs. He also led Symbol to win the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing in 2003 and established Symbols software center in India and its manufacturing facility in Mexico and oversaw its operations in US, Mexico, Singapore, Japan, China and India. Prior to his tenure at Symbol, he was Director at Bell Labs and at AT&T Power Systems. He led Lucent Technologies to win the Deming Prize, considered the Noble Prize in Management in 1994, making it the first and still the only American manufacturing company to have this honor. Dr. Sharma also led Lucent to win the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing in 1992. Under Dr. Sharmas leadership, Lucent also won US Senate productivity Award and the Environmental Excellence Award from US President George Bush. In 2009-2010, Dr. Sharma was advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Bilcare Technologies headquartered in India and with operations in Singapore, USA and Europe. Bilcare Technologies is a leading enterprise engaged in preventing counterfeiting worldwide. He was also the Chief Operating Officer of RF Technologies, Milwaukee, Wis in 2006 and has been a consultant to a dozen startup and small and medium size companies worldwide. Dr. Sharma has managed technology, led product development, managed marketing and financial functions, led manufacturing and logistics operations, set strategies and has created great organizations with innovative cultures. Dr. Sharma has written more than 70 technical publications, has received several patents and is an expert in a wide variety of disciplines including wireless and mobile computing, quality management, materials science, manufacturing, and information technology. He holds a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA degree from the Ohio State University.
Yuefan Deng entered Columbia University in 1983, after graduating from Nankai University with honors, through a special scholarship program CUSPEA organized by the Chinese-American Nobel laureate Professor T. D. Lee. His Ph.D. thesis on simulating gauge theory with supercomputers, completed in 1989, was supervised by Professor Norman Christ. After a brief stay at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences as Professor James Glimm’s postdoctoral fellow, he joined the faculty of Stony Brook University where he was promoted to full professor of applied mathematics in 1999. As visiting or adjunct professor, Dr. Deng worked at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1.5 years), the IBM T. J. Watson Research Lab (1.0 year) where he joined the group of Deep Blue, Columbia University (1.0 year), Nanyang Technological University (0.5 years), University of Singapore National University of Singapore (1.0 year), and the Singapore’s Agency of Science, Technology and Research (1.0 year). Dr. Deng has published more than 100 papers in physics, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, and biosciences plus three books: one on ODEs, one on PDEs, and another on parallel computing. He holds 13 patents in China or US or both. He has supervised and is supervising 30 doctoral students and has taught 10,000 undergraduate students. He is the recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award of Excellence in Teaching (2016) and the Stony Brook University’s CEAS Dean’s Award of Excellence in Teaching (2016). His research is supported by the US DOE, NIH, NSF, New York State, and ARO, as well as China’s Ministry of Science and Technology.