Kris is an Assistant Computational Scientist in the Performance Engineering Group at Argonne National Laboratory’s Leadership Computing Facility. Currently he is focused on preparing computational science and engineering applications for the upcoming Aurora exascale supercomputer. Kris holds a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Waterloo, where he researched internal waves, vortex dynamics, and adaptive mesh refinement techniques. As a postdoctoral research fellow and lecturer at Cornell University, he analyzed the internal wave fields radiated by the wakes of submersible vehicles and developed high-performance spectral element methods for stratified flows. Recently, Intel recognized Kris as a oneAPI Software Innovator for his work on a SYCL/DPC++ backend for the OCCA portability framework.