University of Texas at Austin
Karl W. Schulz



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Karl W. Schulz

Affiliated faculty (non-Core)

Research Associate Professor Oden Institute


Karl received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 1999.  After completing a post-doc, he worked in industry for the CD-Adapco group to develop CFD software.  Karl returned to UT in 2003, joining the research staff at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). During his tenure at TACC, Karl was actively engaged in HPC research, scientific curriculum development, technology evaluation, and strategic initiatives serving on the Center’s leadership team. Karl also served as the Chief Software Architect for the PECOS Center within the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences.

In 2014, Karl joined the Data Center Group at Intel where he led the technical design and release of OpenHPC. He continues to remain engaged in the project and is currently serving as the Project Lead. In 2018, Karl returned to UT as a Research Associate Professor in an interdisciplinary role with the Oden Institute and the Dell Medical School.

Karl's research interests span a number of topics, including high performance computing (HPC), computational science and numerical simulations, machine-learning, data-science, women's health, heterogeneous computing, large-scale Linux system architecture design and management, software engineering, and performance optimization.