Mark K. Smith
Smith brings to I2PC broad experience in working with the global academic research community and Fortune 500 hardware and software companies. Prior to joining I2PC, he built and managed an international research community comprised of 71 leading universities, research centers, supercomputing centers and national labs, supported by 5 industrial sponsors.
Early in his career, Smith helped launch several software companies and has gone through the full startup experience, including raising investor capital and producing, selling, and supporting commercial developer tools and 3-D modeling software. His current research interests include data center power management and sustainable computing. He is leading an Illinois research initiative to address data center energy efficiency and is actively involved with several energy conservation campus initiatives. Smith holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and an MBA from the University of Illinois.
Meg is responsible for the coordination of I2PC's education and outreach activities, including the weekly Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series and the yearly Summer School on Multicore Programming.
She came to Champaign-Urbana in 2007 to pursue a graduate degree, where she found her enthusiasm for working in a research-focused environment. She earned an M.A. in Linguistics with her work on articulatory phonetics utilizing an electropalatograph. While completing her studies, she held jobs within the university at the Illinois State Geological Survey, the Center for International Business Education and Research, and the Illinois Phonetics and Phonology Laboratory, in addition to research assistantships in multiple sub-areas of phonetics.
Prior to joining the University of Illinois, she spent six years as a software engineer at IBM. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science.
Her position with the Illinois-Intel Parallelism Center is a unique opportunity to blend her industry experience in computer science with her interests in research and education.