Jay J Billings

Research Scientist

Jay Jay Billings is the group leader of the Scientific Computing and Software Engineering in the Neutron Scattering Division and the Research Software Engineering Group in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He holds the PhD in Energy Science and Engineering from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Billings’ research interests focus on the design and implementation of modeling and simulation tools for energy science, a large part of which has been related to the study of scientific workflows in an HPC context, and tools for computational neutron scattering, including both data reduction and analysis.

At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dr. Billings is leading the Scientific Software Initiative within CSMD and is a member of the Software Council, both of which are taking a new look at the way ORNL develops software for the Department of Energy. He is a founding member and current chair of the Science Working Group at the Eclipse Foundation, where he also leads the Eclipse Integrated Computational Environment (ICE) and the Eclipse Advanced Visualization Project (EAVP). Dr. Billings was also appointed to the Eclipse Architecture Council in 2016, and is a mentor for several Eclipse projects.

Dr. Billings has been funded by the Department of Energy Offices of Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Nuclear Energy (NE), Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), and Advanced Manufacturing (AMO).

He spends his spare time with his family, singing in the choir, and digging in his gardens.