Professor David Abramson has been involved in computer architecture and high performance computing research since 1979. Previous tojoining Monash University in 1997, he has held appointments at Griffith University, CSIRO, and RMIT. At CSIRO he was the program leader ofthe Division of Information Technology High Performance Computing Program, and was also an adjunct Associate Professor at RMIT inMelbourne. He served as a program manager and chief investigator in the Co-operative Research Centre for Intelligent Decisions Systems andthe 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 MonashUniversity, Australia, and acting director of the Monash e-Research Centre. Abramson has served on committees for many conferences andworkshops, and has published over 150 papers and technical documents. He has given seminars and received awards around Australia andinternationally and has received over $3.6 million in research funding. He also has a keen interest in R&D commercialization and consults forAxceleon Inc, who produce an industry strength version of Nimrod, and Guardsoft, a company focused on commercialising the Guard relativedebugger.
Abramson’s current interests are in high performance computer systems design and software engineering tools for programming parallel,distributed supercomputers and stained glass windows.