Dr. Eng Lim Goh, Senior VP and CTO of SGI to speak
July 14, 2006
Dr. Eng Lim Goh, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of SGI will be on the Purdue campus on June 8th to make a scientific presentation. Dr. Goh will be in RAWL 2058 from 1:00pm -2:30pm speaking about the accelerated knowledge discovery from large data sets and about application profiling and its influence on performance.
Dr. Eng Lim Goh has been with SGI for 15 years, becoming one of the chief scientists in 1998 and chief technology officer in 2001. His tenure includes work in computer graphics algorithms and high performance computing (HPC) architectures.
In HPC, he oversees Project Ultraviolet, the goal of which is to design and build the company's next generation science-driven computer architecture. He is also the coauthor of SGI's recommendation to the high-end computing revitalization task force (HECRTF) for federal funding of key corresponding technologies. This proposal was reviewed by HECRTF in 2003 and judged to be one of the top submitted papers.
Dr. Goh is known as a proponent of next-generation computer systems designed specifically for customer applications performance. To this, he advocates computational density and a balanced multi-paradigm approach, across a globally addressable memory, to architectural design.
In computer graphics, Dr. Goh's current research interest is in the relationships between human visual perception and visual computing. He has been awarded two U.S. patents in this field. He is also leading a small research effort to investigate application-transparent, massively parallel advanced rendering.
In 2005, the IDG publication, InfoWorld, named Dr. Goh one of World's 25 most influential CTOs. He has also been named in the HPCwire list of "15 People to Watch."
Before joining SGI, Dr. Goh worked for Intergraph Systems, Schlumberger Wireline Netherlands, and Shell Research U.K. A Shell Cambridge University Scholar, he completed his Ph.D. research and dissertation on parallel architectures and computer graphics. He also holds a first-class honors degree in mechanical engineering from Birmingham University, U.K.