James C. Browne is professor emeritus of computer science, research professor at ICES and chief technology officer for the Ranger system at the Texas Advanced Computing Center. He earned his Ph.D. in chemical physics from the
The University of Texas at Austin.
Browne’s research over five decades has spanned many domains in computer and computational science including many cross-disciplinary collaborations with physicists and engineers on topics ranging from binary black holes to control systems for prostate cancer treatments. Browne’s current research
interests span parallel programming and computation, performance optimization and fault/failure management for complex systems. One current project is enabling automation of performance optimization for multicore chips and multichip nodes of high performance computing. The tool implementing this automation, PerfExpert, has been adopted for use at several major high performance computing centers. Another is automation of fault and failure management for high performance computer systems.
Browne has attained fellow status in five different professional societies across several areas including the Association for Computing Machinery, the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Institute for Constructive Capitalism. Browne received the 2004 University of Texas at Austin Career Research Excellence Award for maintaining a superior research program across multiple fields over a 45-year career during which he supervised or co-supervised the Ph.D. research of 69 students in four different fields.
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