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. 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).

Research Awards

  • 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.
  • 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 Nov 2016
    Best Paper at VDA15 (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

Teaching Awards

  • 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)