Dr. Jeffrey Hittinger is the Director of the Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. At Livermore, he also leads a large interdisciplinary Strategic Initiative project on Variable Precision Computing. Dr. Hittinger has been actively involved in the Department of Energy (DOE) planning for exascale computing and co-chaired the working group that produced the Applied Mathematics Research for Exascale Computing community report for the DOE Office of Science Advanced Scientific Computing Research program. His research interests include high-order numerical methods for hyperbolic systems, computational plasma physics, high-performance parallel computing, a posteriori error estimation, and code and solution verification. Dr. Hittinger earned his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and Scientific Computing from the University of Michigan, where he also earned master's degrees in Applied Mathematics and in Aerospace Engineering. He is a graduate of Lehigh University, with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.