Jysoo Lee
Facilities Director of Research Computing, KAUST


An overview of scientific computing activities in KAUST will be given. I will focus on KSL and KVL (KAUST Supercomputing Core Lab and Visualization Core Lab) which are responsible for computing and visualization services for research. Current status and future plan for its computing system will be discussed. Also described are applications and enabling roles played of KSL. I will finish by explaining plan for building a stronger computational ecosystem of the Kingdom.


Dr. Jysoo Lee is Facilities Director of Research Computing at KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) in Saudi Arabia. He received B.S. from Seoul National University in Korea and Ph. D. from Boston University, both in physics. He was visiting scholar at HLRZ, KFA at Julich (which became The John von Neumann Institute for Computing), and was research associate at the Levich Institute of the City College of New York. He joined KISTI (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information) in 2001, directed its Supercomputing Center from 2004 to 2006 and again from 2009 to 2012. He became Founding Director General of NISN (National Institute of Supercomputing and Networking) for 2013 to 2014. He led numerous national initiatives such as Korean National Grid Project of K*Grid and Korean National e-Science Project, and has been involved in international organizations such as the Open Grid Forum, Pacific Rim Application and Grid Middleware Assembly, and the Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development. He was the chief professor for the Grid and Supercomputing Program of Korea’s University of Science and Technology.