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Dr. Max Grossman, Co-Founder of 7pod, has worked for over a decade in developing compiler, runtime, and programming model technologies for solving computational bottlenecks, primarily in scientific and big data domains. He earned his Ph.D., M.S, and B.S. in Computer Science from Rice University.
Dr. Zoran Budimlić, Co-Founder, is a Senior Research Scientist at Rice University. He led several research projects on improving high-level programming models, programming languages, compilers and runtime systems for high-performance and parallel computing. Zoran earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Rice University.
Dr. Vivek Sarkar, Co-Founder, is Professor of Computer Science at Rice University. He conducts research in multiple aspects of parallel software including programming languages, program analysis, compiler optimizations and runtimes for parallel and high performance computer systems. He currently leads the Habanero Extreme Scale Software Research group at Rice University, and serves as Associate Director of the NSF Expeditions Center for Domain-Specific Computing. Before taking a faculty position at Rice University, Dr. Sarkar was a Senior Manager and Team Lead in both research and production teams at IBM. Vivek earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University, his M.S. from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his B.Tech. from IIT-Kanpur.