Ryan is a fifth year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Oregon. Ryan graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Pacific with a double major in Computer Science and Physics. Ryan also was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Award for the Department of Computer Science at UOP. He is currently working on research with Hank Childs, as a member of the CDUX research group. Ryan's research interests include High-Performance Computing (HPC), computational science, and visualization. He previously worked as part of the SDAV SciDAC SDAV Institute and then worked as a Lawrence Graduate Scholar at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, from Fall 2015 to April 2018. He then accepted a position as a staff scientist at LLNL, where he works full-time. He is completing his dissertation remotely.