Bio: Dr. Stanzione is the Executive Director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. A nationally recognized leader in high performance computing, Stanzione has served as Deputy Director since June 2009 and assumed the Executive Director post on July 1, 2014. He is the principal investigator (PI) for several world leading cyberinfrastructure projects including the National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to deploy and support TACC’s Stampede supercomputer, one of the top 10 computers in the world, and the largest at a US university. Stanzione is also the PI of TACC’s Wrangler system, a supercomputer designed specifically for data-focused applications. He served for six years as the co-director of the iPlant Collaborative, a large-scale NSF life sciences cyberinfrastructure in which TACC is a major partner. Stanzione received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and his master’s degree and doctorate in computer engineering from Clemson University, where he later directed the supercomputing laboratory and served as an assistant research professor of electrical and computer engineering.