Dr. Leidel is the Chief Scientist and founder of Tactical Computing Laboratories (TCL) where he specializes in adapting parallel programming models, system software and compiler techniques to novel computational architectures. At TCL, he leads development efforts associated with the HMCSim simulation infrastructure, the System Architect SoC development infrastructure, LLVM compiler development for advanced architectures and several RISC-V based devices directed at high performance computing workloads. He holds patents in high performance microarchitecture, processing in memory, programming model exploitation, compiler optimization and system software methodologies. He holds a PhD in computer science from Texas Tech University. Dr. Leidel’s dissertation at Texas Tech sought to construct a scalable high performance computing platform to efficiently execute graph operations (GoblinCore-64).