David Richards is a computational physicist in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Drawing upon extensive experience designing scientific simulation codes, David leads the Advanced Architecture and Portability Specialists (AAPS) team and is the PI for the ECP Proxy App Project. He is a winner of both the IEEE/ACM Gordon Bell Award (2007) and the R&D 100 award (2013). David holds a B.S. in Physics from Harvey Mudd College and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.