Professor David Abramson has been involved in computer architecture and high performance computing research since 1979. Previous to[[BR]]joining Monash University in 1997, he has held appointments at Griffith University, CSIRO, and RMIT. At CSIRO he was the program leader of[[BR]]the Division of Information Technology High Performance Computing Program, and was also an adjunct Associate Professor at RMIT in[[BR]]Melbourne. He served as a program manager and chief investigator in the Co-operative Research Centre for Intelligent Decisions Systems and[[BR]]the Co-operative Research Centre for Enterprise Distributed Systems.
Abramson is currently an ARC Professorial Fellow; Professor of Computer Science in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash[[BR]]University, Australia, and acting director of the Monash e-Research Centre. Abramson has served on committees for many conferences and[[BR]]workshops, and has published over 150 papers and technical documents. He has given seminars and received awards around Australia and[[BR]]internationally and has received over $3.6 million in research funding. He also has a keen interest in R&D commercialization and consults for[[BR]]Axceleon Inc, who produce an industry strength version of Nimrod, and Guardsoft, a company focused on commercialising the Guard relative[[BR]]debugger.
Abramson’s current interests are in high performance computer systems design and software engineering tools for programming parallel,[[BR]]distributed supercomputers and stained glass windows.