Dr. George ChiuSenior Manager, Advanced High Performance Systems, Systems Department, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
George Liang-Tai Chiu (Fellow, IEEE) is the Senior Manager of Advanced High Performance Systems in the Systems Department at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, responsible for the overall hardware and software of the Blue Gene Platform. He received a Ph.D. degree in astrophysics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1978, and an MS degree in Computer Science from Polytechnic University in 1995. He joined IBM in 1980 after having been on the staff of Yale University.
Dr. Chiu has worked on picosecond device and internal node characterization, laser beam and electron beam contactless testing techniques, functional testing of chips and packages, optical lithography, display technologies, computer packaging, and supercomputing.
Dr. Chiu is one of the three co-founders of the Blue Gene project, and he has been in charge of the Blue Gene supercomputer since 1999. In 2007, he became the Principal Investigator of the Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulations (NEAMS) project. In 2010, he was appointed as an Industrial Council Member of the CASL (Consortium of Advanced Simulation for Light water reactors) organization overseeing the Oak Ridge nuclear reactor research.
He has published over 400 papers and taught numerous short courses in the areas mentioned above. He holds fifty three patents internationally. He received an IBM Corporate Award in 2005, the Gerstner Award for Client Excellence in 2005, the EE ACE Awards as part of the Blue Gene/L System Design Team in 2005, three IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards, nine Invention Achievement Awards from IBM, and National Medal of Technology and Innovation on Blue Gene from the US Department of Energy in 2009. Dr. Chiu is a member of the International Astronomical Union, IBM Academy of Technology, and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.