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Name: Gene Cooperman

Bio: Professor Cooperman currently works in high-performance computing. He received his B.S. from the University of Michigan in 1974, and his Ph.D. from Brown University in 1978. He then spent six years in basic research at GTE Laboratories. He came to Northeastern University in 1986, and has been a full professor there since 1992. His visiting research positions include a 5-year IDEX Chair of Attractivity at the University of Toulouse/CNRS in France, and sabbaticals at Concordia University, at CERN, and at Inria/France. He is one of the more than 100 co-authors on the foundational Geant4 paper, whose current citation count is 29,000. The extension of the million-line code of Geant4 to use multi-threading (Geant4-MT) was accomplished in 2014 on the basis of joint work with his PhD student, Xin Dong.

Prof. Cooperman leads the DMTCP project (Distributed Multi-Threaded CheckPointing) for transparent checkpointing. The project began in 2004, and has benefited from a series of PhD theses. Over 100 refereed publications cite DMTCP as having contributed to their research project. Prof. Cooperman’s current interests center on the frontiers of extending transparent checkpointing to new architectures. The DMTCP project has been applied by others to VLSI circuit simulators, circuit verification (e.g., by Intel, Mentor Graphics, and others), formalization of mathematics, bioinformatics, network simulators, high energy physics, cyber-security, big data, middleware, mobile computing, cloud computing, virtualization of GPUs, and of course high performance computing (HPC). Prof. Cooperman is currently involved in a collaboration with NERSC to create a robust, easy-to-use platform for transparent checkpoiting for MPI (MANA sub-project) and CUDA (CRAC sub-project). This platform will be freely available to HPC sites and others, everywhere.

Country: United States

Affiliation: Northeastern University

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Research interests: HPC, Computer Systems, Checkpoint-Restart, Formal Verification


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