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Andrey Vladimirov, Ph. D.


Andrey Vladimirov, is the Head of HPC Research at Colfax International. His primary research interest is the application of modern computing technologies to computationally demanding scientific problems. Prior to joining Colfax, Andrey was involved in theoretical astrophysics research at Stanford University (USA), North Carolina State University, and the Ioffe Institute (Russia), where he studied cosmic rays, collisionless plasmas and the interstellar medium using computer simulations. Andrey Vladimirov holds a Ph. D. from NCSU for his work in theoretical astrophysics. All posts by this author…

Ryo Asai

Ryo Asai is a Researcher at Colfax International. He develops optimization methods for scientific applications targeting emerging parallel computing platforms, computing accelerators and interconnect technologies. His interests include data analytics and accelerated computing. Ryo Asai holds a B. A. degree in Physics from University of California, Berkeley. All posts by this author…

Jay Shah, Ph. D.

Jay Shah is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame, where he conducts research in the mathematical field of topology, which is the science of shapes: their construction, classification, and manipulation. The tools and methodologies of topology find application in data analytics when one tries to view data as reflecting some underlying shape; inference then corresponds to the topological maneuver of extracting invariants of this putative shape. The practical implementation of this schema requires cross-disciplinary expertise and is the focus of Jay’s collaborative work with the Colfax Research team. Jay Shah holds a Ph. D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for his research in mathematics.

David Holl, Ph. D.

David Holl is a Consulting Engineer at Colfax International. He enjoys a broad range of interests across electrical and computer engineering, from employing control systems engineering and state-space representations for signal processing applications, to implementing zero-copy DMA on FPGAs for PCI Express, and optimizing TCP/IP protocol throughput over long-latency satellite links. He freely mixes and matches different tools, from shell scripting and compute clusters, to C++ template metaprogramming and GPUs, to concisely resolve any problem at hand. Prior to joining Colfax, David has run his own company, worked as a member of the technical staff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory, and taught as an adjunct assistant professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. David Holl holds a Ph. D. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.