Dr. Edgar A. Leon

Dr. Edgar A. Leon is a computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). His research interests include high-performance computing, distributed systems, networks, and computer architecture, in particular, addressing software challenges posed by emerging architectures pertaining to performance, power, and usability.

Dr. Leon's work includes high-performance communication interfaces and protocols for system area networks; power-aware computing strategies; emerging memory technologies for supercomputers; and simulation of cluster systems. 

Prior to joining LLNL, Dr. Leon was a member of the Novel Systems Architecture group at IBM Research working on performance analysis and optimization of supercomputer systems. Before IBM, he worked for Sandia National Laboratories developing a scalable simulation environment to study the impact of novel architectures on the performance of parallel scientific applications.

Dr. Leon holds a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of New Mexico. He received the best paper award at the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (Cluster) and the Karsten Schwan best paper award at the 2017 ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC).