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.
Outside of his research, Hank is best known for his role in the VisIt project, a visualization application for very large data that is used around the world.
Before joining UO, Hank spent over a dozen years at Lawrence Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories working in big data visualization.
Hank's CV contains more details about his activities. Also, Hank has been on many fun work adventures (photos).
University of Oregon Awards
- 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.
- 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)
- 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.
- 2014-2015 Best Teacher Award, CIS Department (award selected based on student nominations from the graduating class of 2015)
- 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 Finalist at SC16
|Best Paper at VDA15 (one of three)
|Best Paper at LDAV
|Best Paper at EGPGV
|Best Paper at EGPGV (one of two)
|Best Paper at SpringSim HPC