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Kevin A. Brown

Argonne Scholar

Biography

Kevin is the inaugural Walter Massey Fellow at Argonne where he conducts research in the Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division. Kevin works in the space of network performance analysis and simulation as the PI for the project Improving Data Movement Performance for Emerging AI and Climate Science Workloads on Future Supercomputers”, a 3-year Laboratory Directed Research Development (LDRD) Program funded project. Before this appointment, Kevin worked as a Postdoctoral Appointee in the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) where he optimized network designs and communication strategies for Exascale supercomputers by utilizing advanced routing, quality-of-service, and congestion management mechanisms.

He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mathematical and Computing Sciences at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2014 and 2018, respectively. The core of his graduate research dealt with network performance measurement and performance visualization for multi-rail fat-tree networks. He received his B.Sc. in Computing and Information Technology at the University of Technology, Jamaica.

Kevin’s prior work experience include serving as a Unix Systems Administrator at Digicel (Jamaica) Ltd., with responsibility for the organization’s backup and disaster recovery infrastructure; intern at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL, USA); visiting researcher at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC, Spain); and research assistant at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST, Japan).

Research interests include:

  • Performance measurement, analysis, and visualization
  • Network interconnects design and simulation
  • Parallel I/O and storage, and
  • Communication optimization

 
Kevin likes long walks to the cafeteria and gazing longingly into space while his code compiles.