[X3D-Public] Virginia Tech High Performance Visualization - New Position
npolys at vt.edu
Fri Oct 4 12:20:57 PDT 2013
We are bringing in some additional hires into our group this year ! :-)
... this one is specifically interested in the scalability of scientific
visualization and cluster rendering (links below). Please feel free to
share with you colleagues and recent graduates!
Working Title: Computational Scientist Faculty Rank: Lecturer Role
Faculty Posting Number: AP0130139Position Summary:
The personnel in this position will support faculty and students to
effectively implement high-performance visualization solutions such as
cluster rendering, remote rendering and distributed visual analytic tools
in a many-core and multi-node scientific computing environment. Provide
technical consulting and user support: debugging, supporting application
parallelization, performance tuning and innovation in the effective use of
high-performance visualization resources. Install, maintain, and support
for commercial and public domain software including workflow and data
management tools for analytics. Develop science and engineering educational
program (such as workshops and lecture series) for VT faculty and students.
Pursue a research agenda and collaborate with other VT science and
engineering faculty to create opportunities and projects for external
The position requires a Masters or equivalent experience in science or
engineering discipline. Other requirements include:
-Ability to understand the computational requirements of scientists and
engineers in the use of high performance visualization technologies.
-Experience in the deployment and technical troubleshooting of large scale
-Experience in technical user support and parallel code development (for
example, C++, Linux, OpenGL).
-Experiences in graphics application profiling & optimization for large
time series data sets using performance tools in High Performance Computing
-Experience or familiarity with new technologies such as graphics
accelerators and next-generation languages.
-Experience in developing and providing trainings and workshops to staff,
students, and faculty in an academic setting.
-Demonstrated experience in successfully developing and leading research
projects in scientific visualization through collaboration with external
groups in some science and engineering domain.
-Excellent interpersonal skills, communications skills, and organizational
-Self-motivated with proven capability to work effectively in team
PhD is preferred. Experience in developing open source, scientific
applications is a plus
Nicholas F. Polys, Ph.D.
Director of Visual Computing
Virginia Tech Research Computing
Virginia Tech Department of Computer Science
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