James C. Phillips is a Senior Research Programmer leading quality assurance and testing
in the NCSA Blue Waters Project Office at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois. From 1999 to 2017 James was the lead developer of the highly scalable parallel molecular dynamics program NAMD, for which he received a Gordon Bell Award in 2002. His research interests include improving the performance and accuracy of biomolecular and other simulations through parallelization, optimization, hardware acceleration, better algorithms, and new methods.
ACM Gordon Bell COVID Finalist