Dr Tom Deakin is a Senior Research Associate in the High Performance Computing Research Group at the University of Bristol. His research interests include performance portability. Tom is the Chair of the Khronos SYCL Advisory Panel and member of the SYCL Working Group. More at hpc.tomdeakin.com.
Micheal Wong is the Vice President of Research and Development at Codeplay Software, a Scottish company that produces compilers, debuggers, runtimes, testing systems, and other specialized tools to aid software development for heterogeneous systems, accelerators and special purpose processor architectures, including GPUs and DSPs. He is now a member of the open consortium group known as Khronos, MISRA, and AUTOSAR and is Chair of the Khronos C++ Heterogeneous Programming language SYCL, used for GPU dispatch in native modern C++ (14/17), OpenCL, as well as guiding the research and development teams of ComputeSuite, ComputeAorta/ComputeCPP. For twenty years, he was the Senior Technical Strategy Architect for IBM compilers.
Aksel Alpay is a researcher and software engineer from Heidelberg University, where he works on high performance computing topics. In particular, he is the creator and lead developer of the hipSYCL SYCL implementation, and also engages within the Khronos SYCL working group to advance the language.
James Reinders is a senior engineer who joined Intel Corporation in 1989 and has contributed to projects including systolic arrays systems WARP and iWarp, and the world’s first TeraFLOP supercomputer (ASCI Red), as well as compilers and architecture work for multiple Intel processors and parallel systems. James has been a driver behind the development of Intel as a major provider of software development products, and serves as their chief software evangelist. His most recent book is Data Parallel C++, Mastering DPC++ for Programming of Heterogeneous Systems using C++ and SYCL.
Kris is an Assistant Computational Scientist in the Performance Engineering Group at Argonne National Laboratory’s Leadership Computing Facility. He holds a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Waterloo.