Jason Mak

PhD student, Computer Science Department, University of California, Davis

Background and research interests

Jason has a BS degree in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University. He is currently a PhD student working in a GPU Computing research group under Professor John Owens at the University of California, Davis. His research interests include GPU computing, parallel algorithms and architectures, and scientific computing. He was an intern at Intel Corporation in 2012, where he analyzed the performance of a compressible fluid dynamics code on Intel architectures.

He has worked on analyzing the performance of the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) using OpenMP, MPI, and CUDA. In 2011, he submitted the paper “Numerical Ocean Modeling and Simulation with CUDA” to the OCEANS’11 conference in Kona, Hawaii. He is interested in finding new ocean simulation applications and algorithms to accelerate on modern hardware.

Other Interests

Jason is interested in politics, history, and philosophy. He follows many popular American sports and likes to travel, especially to Europe.  This will be his first time to South America.