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Professor David Abramson has been involved in computer architecture and high performance computing research since 1979. Previous to joining Monash University in 1997, he has held appointments at Griffith University, CSIRO, and RMIT. At CSIRO he was the program leader of the Division of Information Technology High Performance Computing Program, and was also an adjunct Associate Professor at RMIT in Melbourne. He served as a program manager and chief investigator in the Co-operative Research Centre for Intelligent Decisions Systems and the Co-operative Research Centre for Enterprise Distributed Systems.

Abramson is currently Director of the Monash e-Education Centre , science director of the Monash e-Research Centre and a Professor of Computer Science in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University, Australia. He is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Academy of Science and Technological Engineering (ATSE), and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Abramson has served on committees for many  conferences and workshops, and has published over 200 papers and technical documents. He has given seminars and received awards around Australia and internationally and has received over $8 million in research funding.

He also has a keen interest in R&D commercialization and consults for Axceleon Inc, who produce an industry strength version of Nimrod, and Guardsoft, a company focused on commercialising the Guard relative debugger.

Abramsonís current interests are in high performance computer systems design and software engineering tools for programming parallel, distributed supercomputers  and stained glass windows.


Updated Dated: Feb 2008
David Abramson