John R. Cary

Chief Scientist and CEO
Ph.D., Physics, University of California at Berkeley

Dr. Cary has a strong background in computational research and development, with more than 150 publications. His background helps ensure that Tech-X products are based on the most recent and advanced algorithms and computing developments, make use of the most advanced computing platforms, and are easily used by Tech-X customers.

Dr. Cary has worked for government labs, including Los Alamos; in the private sector at Tech-X; and in academia, where he retains his position as Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, continuing to be involved in education of the next generation of scientists and engineers.

 

Scott Kruger

Senior Scientist and V.P.
Ph.D., Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Kruger manages a group of plasma physicists, applied mathematicians, and the occassional polymer physicist. He was project manager for FACETS, a large (> 5M lines of code) fusion application that integrated legacy Fortran codes with a C++ framework, and is project manager for the NIMROD magnetohydrodynamic code.

Scott received a Ph.D. in fusion research because it seemed like a good idea at the time. After graduating from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999, he worked for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in San Diego. After working for a large corporation for 5 years, Scott enthusiastically joined Tech-X in 2004 and has since enjoyed working on a broad range of computational projects since then. And even thought he hates to conform to and reinforce a stereotype, this bearded, bespectacled, overweight nerd is still happy to talk physics, computation, and marketing over a nice pint of craft beer.

 

Svetlana Shasharina

Senior Scientist and Co-founder
Ph.D., General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Dr. Shasharina is an expert in computational infrastructure. She has worked on a number of computational science projects, published on the uses of object-oriented programming in scientific computing, distributed computing, and the development of intuitive scientific modeling applications and libraries.

At Tech-X Corporation, Dr. Shasharina is a principal investigator of several projects, combining C++, Java, and distributed computing, as well as leading physics projects that include accelerator and fusion modeling. Sveta also has extensive experience in distributed computing, CORBA, C++, Java, scientific visualization, Web services, and Grid technologies.

 

Peter Stoltz

Senior Scientist and V.P.
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

Dr. Stoltz completed his post-doctoral research at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory developing particle-in-cell simulation codes for heavy-ion fusion beams. Peter has also worked Sandia National Laboratories as a post-doctoral research scientist developing magnetohydrodynamic simulation codes for z-pinch x-ray sources.

Dr. Stoltz designed and implemented a graphical user interface for the PPPL heavy-ion code using IDL, and wrote a GUI tool in IDL for post-processing simulation results while at Sandia. Some of Dr. Stoltz' work has involved the development of a scientific steering package based on Python, in which he also used MPI to prototype a parallel version of that scripting language. Peter also headed the development of the parallel IDL prototype developed by Tech-X Corporation in 2002.

 

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