Shawfeng Dong is an Information Technology and Data Science professional, currently working at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Prior to joining LBNL, Shawfeng served as an HPC (High Performance Computing) architect at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory for 2 years. Shawfeng started his career at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), where he worked for 15 years. He was the de facto founder of Research Computing at UCSC and was responsible for a succession of HPC clusters that made the Top500 list of the fastest computers in the world. Shawfeng was also an adjunct professor of Applied Math, and taught a popular graduate-level course on High Performance Computing at UCSC.
Shawfeng holds a B.S. in Space Physics from University of Science and Technology of China, and a Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from University of California, Santa Cruz. Shawfeng is also a non-practicing Chartered Financial Analyst.