Kevin A. Brown

Kevin Antoney Brown

Postdoctoral Appointee

630-252-5074
kabrown@anl.gov

Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Building 240 - Wkstn. 1D20
Lemont, IL  60439

Kevin conducts performance evaluation of Exascale interconnects in the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). He works in the Performance Engineering Group to optimize network designs and communication strategies for supercomputers such as Aurora, Argonne's upcoming Exascale system, utilizing advanced routing, quality-of-service, and congestion management mechanisms.

He received his MSc and PhD 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 BSc 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.