Hatem Ltaief is a senior research scientist in the Extreme Computing Research Center at KAUST, where is also advising several KAUST students in their M.S. and Ph.D. research. Hatem's research interests include parallel numerical algorithms, fault-tolerant algorithms, parallel programming models, and performance optimizations for multicore architectures and hardware accelerators. His current research collaborators include Aramco, Total, Observatoire de Paris, Cray, NVIDIA, and Intel. Hatem received his engineering degree from Polytech Lyon at the University of Claude Bernard Lyon I, France, an M.S. in applied mathematics at the University of Houston, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Houston. From 2008 to 2010, he was a research scientist in the Innovative Computing Laboratory in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.