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Aaron T Barlow

HPC Software Engineer

Aaron Barlow is a HPC software engineer for the Software Services Development group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), where his work focuses on designing, building, and deploying operational software, in support of the Oak Ridge Leadership Facility’s HPC ecosystem.

He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at East Tennessee State University in 2020. Before joining ORNL full-time later that year, he spent four years interning year-round there, focusing on the development of HPC operational software. He also spent the summer of 2019 working as an intern at Bank of America, where he helped create and deploy a natural language processing model used to automate entity recognition and categorize millions of documents.

In addition to his work, he is actively involved in his community and enjoys mentoring. His commitment to these activities is demonstrated by his participation in the PEARC Student Volunteer Committee and his contributions to student programs at the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS).

Outside of his professional life, he enjoys volleyball, bouldering, dancing, playing the piano, exercise, reading, travel, and promoting open-science.

HPC Software Engineer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (June 2020 - Present)

Development of HPC-centric services, applications, and business intelligence tools

ML Engineer Intern

Bank of America (June 2019 - Aug. 2019)

Developed a NER model that achieved an F1 score of 96%, resulting in over $20 million in annual savings

Software Developer Intern

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (May 2015 - May 2019)

Year-round development of HPC-centric services and applications

East Tennessee State University (2017 – 2020)

Bachelor's degree Computer Science 3.94 GPA

Pellissippi State Community College (2015 – 2017)

Associate of Science - AS Computer and Information Sciences, General 3.84

  1. PEARC Co-Chair Student Volunteer Committee (2021 – present)