Kathy Yelick has been a professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley since 1991 and is an internationally recognized expert in developing methods to advance the use of parallel computers. She can be contacted to speak about general trends in computing, supercomputing, scientific computing, and parallel programming languages.
In 2013, Frances was named Director of the Joint Center for Artifical Photosynthesis-North. As a physical chemist with broad expertise in gas and condensed phase reactions, Francis focuses on development of new research programs.
Nikos Kyrpides leads the Genome Biology Program at the Lab's Joint Genome Institute, where he analyzes microbial genomes and develops new methods and approaches for comparative analysis, including large-scale function prediction and the design of cellular and metabolic pathway collections.