Hank Childs

Associate Professor
CIS Department
University of Oregon

Office:301 Deschutes Hall
Phone:+1 (541) 346-3414 (Note: terrible way to get in touch with me)
Fax:+1 (541) 346-5373
E-mail:hank@uoregon.edu
Web Page:http://ix.cs.uoregon.edu/~hank
Appointments:calendar

Bio and Awards Research Projects Publications Teaching Advising Service Textbooks Calendar CV

Bio

Hank Childs is an Associate Professor in the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Oregon. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California at Davis in 2006. Hank's research focuses on scientific visualization, high performance computing, and the intersection of the two. In addition to his research, Hank has been an active participant in visualization software, including the VisIt, Ascent, and VTK-m projects. Before joining UO, Hank spent over a dozen years working in big data visualization at Lawrence Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories.

Hank's CV contains more details about his activities.

Research Awards

  • Over $4M in funding awards for research at the University of Oregon (since 2013).
  • Department of Energy Early Career Award (2012) to research visualization with exascale computers (i.e., computers that can do 10^18 floating operations per second).
  • Best Papers:
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention at LDAV Oct 2019
    Best Paper at ISAV Nov 2018
    Best Paper Finalist at SC16 Nov 2016
    Best Paper at VDA (one of three) Feb 2015
    Best Paper at LDAV Nov 2014
    Best Paper at EGPGV May 2012
    Best Paper at EGPGV (one of two) May 2010
    Best Paper at SpringSim HPC Apr 2006

University of Oregon Awards

  • University of Oregon Faculty Excellence Award (2018), which is designed to recognize, reward and retain nationally competitive faculty members who have a record of excellence in research, scholarship, creative accomplishment and education. More information on the award can be found here.
  • University of Oregon's Research Excellence Award for Outstanding Early Career (2015), which is the highest university award for early career faculty. Only two awards were made campus-wide in 2015. More information on the award can be found here.
  • Teaching
    • 2018-2019 Best Teacher Award, CIS Department (award selected based on student nominations from the graduating class of 2019)
    • 2016-2017 Best Teacher Award, CIS Department (award selected based on student nominations from the graduating class of 2017)
    • 2015-2016 Best Teacher Award, CIS Department (award selected based on student nominations from the graduating class of 2016)
    • 2014-2015 Best Teacher Award, CIS Department (award selected based on student nominations from the graduating class of 2015)