Dr. Catherine Olschanowsky is currently faculty in the computer science department at Boise State University. She was previously a research professor in the Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering Departments at CSU. Her research area is high performance computing application performance. Her work at CSU involved using the Rose compiler to customize CFD applications to complex computer architectures. She earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California at San Diego in the Performance Modeling and Characterization Laboratory. Dr. Olschanowsky also previously worked as a research scientist and software engineer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center.