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Prof. H. Edward Seidel


Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Nieritzweg 19B

(Albert-Einstein-Institut) 14165 Berlin, Germany

Am Mühlenberg 1, Haus 5 +49 (30) 815 4708

14476 Golm, Germany

+49 (331) 567-7210 (office); e-mail: eseidel@aei.mpg.de

+49 (331) 567-7298 (fax) WWW URL: http:// www.aei.mpg.de/~eseidel/Personal/



EDUCATION Yale University, New Haven, CT

Ph.D. in Relativistic Astrophysics, 1988.


The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

M.S. in Physics, 1983.


The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

B.S. in Mathematics and Physics with High Honors in Physics, 1981.


PRESENT Head of Numerical Relativity Group (~20+ people), Albert Einstein Institut, (C3

POSITIONS position), Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Potsdam, July 1996-present.

Senior Research Scientist, National Center for Supercomputing Applications,

University of Illinois, August 1994 - present.

Adjunct Professor, Depts. of Astronomy and Physics, U. of IL, 1996-present.



PREVIOUS Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy with tenure (declined to accept

Positions Max-Planck-Institut position). University of Illinois, March, 1996.



Senior Research Scientist, National Center for Supercomputing Applications,

University of Illinois, August 1994 - present.

Visiting Associate Professor of Physics, University of Illinois, August

1993 - August 1996.

Research Scientist, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1991-1994.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Center for Supercomputing Applications,

University of Illinois, August 1989 - August 1991.



Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics and McDonnell Center for

the Space Sciences, Washington University, September 1987 - August 1989.


Thesis Research in Relativistic Astrophysics, Yale University, 1985-87.

Thesis advisor: Vincent Moncrief, Department of Physics.



VISITING Visiting Fellow, Centre for Mathematics and its Applications, Australian National RESEARCH University, Canberra, Australia, July-August, 1992. (Concurrent with above.)

POSITIONS

Visiting Research Associate, Departement d'Astrophysique Relativiste et de

Cosmologie, Observatoire de Paris, April - July, 1990. (Concurrent with above.)


TEACHING Advisor to numerous graduate and undergraduate research students, 1987-present.

EXPERIENCE Numerous students in Physics 397, 497, 499, University of Illinois, 1992-1998.

Advisor to numerous Diplome and PhD students in Germany (see below).

Teaching Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Yale University, 1983-86.

Teaching Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Pennsylvania, 1981-82.

Numerous academic and public lectures, 1983-present.


^

EDITORIAL POSITIONS IN PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS





  1. Member, Editorial Board, Living Reviews in Relativity, 1996-present.

  2. Divisional Editor in Gravitational, Relativistic, and Astrophysics, Computer Physics Communications. 1997-present.

  3. Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Theoretical Physics D, 1998-present.

  4. Co-Editor, Grid Applications Issue, Concurrency, Practice, Experience, 2001-present.

  5. Member, Editorial Board, Grid Computing, 2001-present.



^

Recent International Program Committees


  1. High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC) Program Committee, international meeting in Pittsburgh, July, 2000.

  2. Euro-Par 2000, Vice-Chair for Metacomputing Program, Munich, August, 2000.

  3. SIAM Parallel Processing Conference, Norfolk, VA, March, 2001.

  4. Steering Committee, 1st EuroGlobus Workshop, Lecce, Italy, June, 2001.

  5. Program Committee, CCGrid 2002.




^ RECENT INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRS

  1. Co-Chair, Applications Working Group, Global Grid Forum, 2000-present.




RECENT INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY/REVIEW BOARDS

  1. Advisory Review Board, DARC, Observatory de Meudon, France, 2001.

  2. NSF Panel: NSF CISE Grand Challenges in e-Science Workshop, Chicago, Dec. 2001.



^

SPECIAL AWARDS


  • Heinz-Billing-Preis, 1998. Yearly award given by the Max-Planck-Society in a competition for work in computational science.




  • HPC Challenge, SC98, “Most Stellar” application.




  • Gordon Bell Prize, 2001, for paper entitled: “Supporting Efficient Execution in Heterogeneous Distributed Computing Environments with Cactus and Globus”



^ Research Grants (Seidel as Principal or Co-Principal Investigator)


Current:


European Commission, IST Research Program. 2001-2004 “GridLab: Scientific and Engineering Simulations and Analysis” Large scale proposal (approx. $5M across 10 sites). Seidel is a principal organizer of this effort, along with Jarek Nabrzyski (lead PI), Gabrielle Allen, and others.


DFN-Verein (Verein Deutsches Forschungsnetz): “Grid-Immersion: Kollision Schwarzer Löcher”. Project approved to develop Grid computing and visualization techniques, building on TIKSL project described below. Approximate amount approved ~1MDM. Principal Investigator.


European Commission, 5th Generation Research Network Program. “Theoretical Foundations of Sources for Gravitational Wave in the Next Century: Synergy between Supercomputer

Simulations and Approximation Techniques.” Proposal linking ten groups throughout Europe to develop community simulation capability to study sources of gravitational waves. 1.5 M € over three years. Seidel is Network Coordinator (Principal Investigator). Web site for this project can be found at http://www.aei-potsdam.mpg.de/research/astro/eu_network/index.html.


Microsoft High Performance Computing Award for Development of Cactus Computational Toolkit, October 2000 –2001; funding includes positions at NCSA, Cornell Theory Center, and AEI. Principal Investigator.


EU Fellowship: “Perturbative Approach to Black Hole Collisions”. Sept. 1999 – 2001. Funding for two years to support a postdoc in numerical relativity. Principal Investigator.


National Science Foundation, KDI Program. “Astrophysical Simulation Collaboratory”, $2.2M over three years to support research in Distributed Computing and General Relativity, with Ian Foster, Michael Norman, Manish Parashar, Edward Seidel, John Shalf, Wai-Mo Suen, Principle Investigators (Suen is lead PI). See http://www.ascportal.org for details.


prior:


DFN-Verein (Verein Deutsches Forschungsnetz): “Tele-Immersion: Kollision Schwarzer Löcher” (TIKSL), Dec. 1998 – Jan. 2001. Approximately 1MDM to develop distributed computing and visualization capabilities over high speed networks for solving Einstein’s Equations. Principal Investigator in joint project with AEI, ZIB, and RZG. Web site describing this project at http://www.zib.de/Visual/projects/TIKSL/.


NASA HPCC Grand Challenge Program: "A Multipurpose, 3D Code for Relativistic Astrophysics and Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Applications to Coalescing Neutron Star Binaries." Funded amount is $1.4M for 3 years. Steven Ashby, Ian Foster, James Lattimer, Michael Norman, Edward Seidel, Wai-Mo Suen, Douglas Swesty, and Clifford Will, Principal Investigators. Web page describing this project at http://wugrav.wustl.edu/Relativ/nsgc.html.


EU Fellowship: “3D General Relativistic Hydrodynamics”. Sept. 1997 – 1999. Funding for two years to support a postdoc in 3D GR Hydro. Principal Investigator.


National Science Foundation: "Black Hole Binaries: Coalescence and Gravitational Radiation " (PHY 93-18152) HPCC Grand Challenge Program, September, 1993. Funded amount is $550,000 over 4 years. (Entire grant at all eight participating institutions is $3.75 Million). Principal Investigator through subcontract to the U. of Texas.


National Science Foundation: "Advanced Methods for 3D Numerical Relativity," (INT94-14185). $19,788 for 3 years beginning Feb. 1, 1995. Supports travel for an international collaboration with the relativity group at UIB in Spain. Principal Investigator.


National Science Foundation: REU Supplement to the above HPCC grant, $4000 per year.


National Science Foundation: "3D Numerical Relativity: A High Performance Computing Challenge," (ASC95-03978). $46,200 over 2 years, beginning Oct. 1995, to support a postdoctoral research associate. Principal Investigator.


National Science Foundation: "Computational Relativity." (PHY94-07882) $74,000, Aug. 1994-August 1996. Principal Investigator.


NASA Guest Computational Investigator Program: "Algorithm Development for Numerical Relativity." (NAG 5-2201). $100,000 over 3 years, from January, 1993 - 1996. Principal Investigator (with Paul Saylor and Faisal Saied, UIUC Dept. of Computer Science).


NASA Innovative Research Grant (NASA NAGW-122): "Computer Graphics Workstation for Numerical Relativity." Washington University, 1987. Principal Investigator.


negotiated Supercomputer Purchases

I have successfully negotiated both funding and procurements for the following supercomputer purchases:

96 processor SGI SN-IA distributed shared memory machine, 2000-2001.

32 processor SGI Origin 2000, delivered to AEI in December, 1996.


Supercomputer Time Allocation Grants:


PENDING:

NRAC Allocations Committee: "Numerical Relativity and Black Hole Mergers”. April 2002- March 2003. Edward Seidel, PI. Over 2.5M CPU-hours proposed across PSC, Alliance, and NPACI sites.


CURRENT:

NERSC, LLBL: “Black Hole Collisions” Jan. 2002 – 2003. 700,000 CPU-hours on NERSC SP. Edward Seidel, PI.


Konrad-Zuse-Institut: “Numerical Relativity”. May 1997 – present. Edward Seidel, Principal Investigator.


NRAC Allocations Committee: "Computational Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics”. April 2001- March 2002. Edward Seidel and Wai-Mo Suen, Principal Investigators. Over 600,000 CPU-hours on NCSA Origin 2000, San Diego T3E, New Mexico Los Lobos machine.


Leibniz-Rechnenzentrum: Approximately 700,000 hours on 1TB Hitachi machine. Principal Investigator.


Rechnenzentrum-Garching: Allocation of approximately 8% of the 784 PE Cray T3E machine is available to my group at AEI.


PRIOR:

^ PI of very large-scale allocations around the world for over a decade; only most recent included here.


Metacenter Allocations Committee: "Computational Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics”. April 1999- March 2000. Peter Anninos, Edward Seidel, Larry Smarr, and Wai-Mo Suen, Principal Investigators. Over 500,000 CPU-hours on NCSA Origin 2000, San Diego T3E.


Metacenter Allocations Committee: "Computational Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics”. April 1998- March 1999. Peter Anninos, Edward Seidel, Larry Smarr, and Wai-Mo Suen, Principal Investigators. 190,000 CPU-hours on NCSA Origin 2000, San Diego T3E.


Metacenter Allocations Committee: "Computational Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics”. April 1997- March 1998. Peter Anninos, Edward Seidel, Larry Smarr, and Wai-Mo Suen, Principal Investigators. 120,000 units on NCSA Origin 2000, 500 units on PSC Cray C-90, 50,000 units on PSC Cray T3E, 15,000 units on NCSA Power Challenge, 10,000 units on NCSA Exemplar, 5,000 units on Cornell SP-2.


Metacenter Allocations Committee: "Computational Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics”. April 1996- March 1997. Principal Investigator. 700 units on PSC Cray C-90, 15,000 units on NCSA Connection Machine (CM-5), 100,000 units on PSC Cray T3D, 10,000 units on NCSA Power Challenge, 10,000 units on NCSA Exemplar, 150,000 units on Cornell SP-2.


Metacenter Allocations Committee: "Computational Relativity”. April 1995- March 1996. Principal Investigator. 500 units on PSC Cray C-90, 14,000 units on NCSA Connection Machine (CM-5), 10,000 units on PSC Cray T3D, 3,500 units on NCSA Power Challenge, 2,000 units on NCSA Exemplar, 50,000 units on Cornell SP-2, and 2,000 units on San Diego Paragon.


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