John West

John West

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Center Operations & Administration

John joined TACC in December 2014. As the Director of Strategic Initiatives he is involved in identifying new communities that can benefit from advanced computing and the technologies developed by TACC. Prior to joining TACC he held a number of roles in private industry and the federal government, including most recently as Director of the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program.


B.S., Electrical Engineering
Mississippi State University

M.S., Computational Engineering
Mississippi State University

Areas of Research

HPC System Performance Data Analysis

Memberships/Professional Affiliations

  • IEEE, Senior Member
  • Vice Chair, ACM SIGHPC
  • SC Conference Steering Committee Chair
  • Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels