Nick Nystrom is senior director of research at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Nick leads the scientific research and future technology teams of PSC, including the user support for scientific applications, biomedical, and public health applications groups, as well as a core team targeting strategic applications, allocations, and project management. He is principal investigator for "Bridges," a new kind of supercomputer that converges HPC and HPDA and aims to aid researchers who are new to HPC. His research interests include machine learning and data analytics, genomics, causal modeling, coupling HPC applications and AI, graph algorithms, hardware and software architecture, software engineering for HPC, and performance modeling. Nick earned his B.S. in chemistry, math, and physics and his Ph.D. in quantum chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.