Gregory R Watson

Group Leader, Application Engineering

Dr. Gregory Watson is Group Leader of the Application Engineering Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Watson's research interests include programming tools and development environments for high performance and scientific computing, data analysis platforms, data management tools, software engineering practices, reproducibility, and education and training for scientists. He is founder of the Eclipse Parallel Tools Platform, a project that was originally started as a collaboration between Los Alamos National Laboratory and IBM in 2004, and that continues to be used across laboratories, academia, and industry. He is also a founding member of the Eclipse Science Working Group, and project leader of the Eclipse Science Top Level Project.

Currently, Dr. Watson is the ORNL PI of the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Proxy Applications Project which is responsible for developing a suite of exascale mini-applications, and is leading the Neutrons Data Interpretation Platform (NDIP) Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project.

Prior to assuming this position, Dr. Watson worked at IBM Corporation, both at the T.J. Watson Research Laboratory and in IBM's Systems Group where he held the position of HPC Tools Architect. Before that, Dr. Watson was a Team Leader in the Advanced Computing Laboratory at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He also held positions as Manager of Corporate Computer Systems at Griffith University, and Manager of the Queensland Supercomputing Facility, both in Brisbane, Australia