ICES Board Of Visitors

The ICES Board of Visitors consists of internationally recognized leaders from academia, industry, and government laboratories. The charge of the Board is to conduct external reviews of ICES operations and provide advice on strategic plans and major policy issues. The current Board members include the following:

Richard FujimotoRichard Fujimoto   - Regents’ Professor, School of Computational Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Professor Richard Fujimoto received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the University of California-Berkeley in 1983 and 1980 in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and B.S. degrees from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1977 and 1978 in Computer Science and Computer Engineering.  His research is concerned with the execution of discrete-event simulation programs on parallel and distributed computing platforms. This research has included work on platforms ranging from mobile distributed computing systems to supercomputers, and spans several application areas including transportation systems, telecommunication networks, multiprocessor and defense systems. Fujimoto was the founding chair of the School of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) at Georgia Tech and served in this role from 2005 to 2014. He created CSE education programs at Georgia Tech – interdisciplinary M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in CSE and the CSE “thread” of Georgia Tech’s undergraduate computer science program, and the College of Computing’s first on-line degree program with the on-line MS program in CSE.


Justine JohannesJustine Johannes -  Director, Engineering Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories

Dr. Justine Johannes is the Director of the Engineering Sciences Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is an organization of approximately 400 employees committed to supporting Sandia’s national security mission by integrating theory, computational simulation, and experimental discovery and validation across length and time scales to understand and predict the behavior of complex physical phenomena and systems. Justine started her career at Sandia in the Engineering Sciences Center in 1994 after completing her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Her early career focused on chemical kinetics and integration of verification and validation of predictive capabilities. In 2005, she was promoted to Senior Manager in the Materials Science and Engineering Center (Center 1800) where she was responsible for research, development and application engineering of new materials and processes, and for connecting the materials expertise to programs in multiple business units. In 2010, Justine moved to the Nuclear Weapons Science & Technology Program Center as the program manager for the Advanced Simulation and Computing program. As program manager, Justine worked effectively to connect ASC funded work to NW mission needs, support foundational research and development, and champion partnerships within and outside the lab. In 2012, Justine returned to the Engineering Sciences Center as Senior Manager of the Solid Mechanics and Structural Dynamics group, before taking on her new role as the Center Director in 2013.



Kirk JordanKirk E. Jordan - IBM Distinguished Engineer, an IBM Executive position in IBM Research Division's Data Centric Solutions in IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Cambridge MA; Chief Science Officer for IBM Research United Kingdom (UK)

Dr. Kirk E. Jordan has vast experience in high performance and parallel computing. He oversees development of applications for IBM's advanced computing architectures, investigates and develops concepts for new areas of growth involving high performance computing (HPC), and provides leadership in high-end computing, data centric cognitive computing and simulation in such areas as computational fluid dynamics, systems biology and high-end visualization. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.  In addition to his IBM responsibilities, Jordan is able to maintain his visibility as a computational applied mathematician in the high-performance computing community. He is a Fellow of SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) and of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). He is active on national and international committees on science and high-performance computing issues and has received several awards for his work on supercomputers. His main research interests lie in the efficient use of advanced architectures computers for simulation and modeling especially in the area of systems biology and physical phenomena..


Ed SiedelEd Seidel - National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Founder Professorm Department of Physics; Professor, Department of Astronomy.

Professor H. Edward Seidel is a distinguished researcher in high-performance computing and relativity and astrophysics with an outstanding track record as an administrator. In addition to leading NCSA, he is also a Founder Professor in the University of Illinois Department of Physics and a professor in the Department of Astronomy. His previous leadership roles include serving as the senior vice president for research and innovation at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Moscow, directing the Office of Cyberinfrastructure and serving as assistant director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the U.S. National Science Foundation, and leading the Center for Computation & Technology at Louisiana State University. He also led the numerical relativity group at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Germany. Seidel is a fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. His research has been recognized by a number of awards, including the 2006 IEEE Sidney Fernbach Award, the 2001 Gordon Bell Prize, and 1998 Heinz-Billing-Award. He earned a master’s degree in physics at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and a doctorate in relativistic astrophysics at Yale University in 1988.


Karen WillcoxKaren E. Willcox - Co-Director, Center for Computational Engineering; Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Professor Karen Willcox is a former Associate Department Head at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2000 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Karen’s research interests involve computational simulation and optimization of engineering systems, with specific contributions in model reduction of large-scale systems and multidisciplinary design optimization, as well as reduced-order modeling, uncertainty quantification, aircraft system design, data to decisions in aerospace systems. Her teaching interests involve the principles of automatic control, multidisciplinary system design optimization, computational methods in aerospace engineering.