WFGodoy 2020

William F Godoy

Senior Computer Scientist

Dr. William F Godoy joined ORNL in 2016, currently a Senior Computer Scientist in the Computational Science and Mathematics Division, CSMD.  A native of Peru, his background is in Mechanical Engineering with a strong research and development (R&D) focus on high-performance computing (HPC), parallel programming models, data I/O and workflows. 

Dr. Godoy obtained his PhD (2009) and MS (2006) degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo, working under the supervision of Dr. Paul E. DesJardin on 3D radiative transfer parallel computational models for fire suppression systems. Upon graduation, he joined NASA Langley Research Center for a postdoctoral appointment (2009-2012) to study radiative transfer models using NASA's Pleiades supercomputer and GPU computing. Priori to ORNL, he worked as a Senior Software Engineer at Intel Corporation (2012-2016) on the R&D of thermo-mechanical reliability workflows to support semiconductor design and fabrication of Intel's 22 nm, 14 nm (Haswell, Skylake, Knights Landing) technologies, and their 10 nm and 7 nm successors.

At ORNL, Dr. Godoy worked as the architect and core developer of ADIOS 2, the Adaptable Input Output System version 2, part of the U.S. Department of Energy Exascale Computing Project (ECP) software stack for data management at scale on the Department of Energy's High Performance Computing (HPC) systems (Summit, Cori, Theta). He also worked on improving the file loading times and performance of the neutron scattering data reduction workflows and delivered to users at ORNL neutron science facilities: SNS and HFIR. He continues to contribute to the ORNL-led ECP projects PROTEAS-TUNE researching the value proposition of the Julia language for HPC and exploring LLMs for HPC programming models, he is also a contributor to QMCPACK, and serves on several technical committees as an IEEE senior member, and ACM member.

CSMD Outstanding Mentor Award, 2023

Best Paper, SC23 18th Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science, 2023

Better Scientific Software (BSSw) Fellowship, Honorable Mention, 2022

CSMD Director Division Award, 2021

CSMD Supplementary Performance Award, 2017

Intel Corporation, Process Technology Modeling, Department Recognition Award, 2014 

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, 2009