The High Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory (HPCVL) has announced the appointment of three HPCVL-Sun Microsystems of Canada Chairs in Computational Science and Engineering. One of the three scientists is Dr. Jorg-Rudiger Sack of Carleton University. Dr. Sack is a major contributor to important research in Canada, and was amonst the original investigators who established HPCVL.
Dr. Sack is currently researching intelligent systems for Geographic Information Services (GIS), working to develop intelligent maps that can be customized and sent to devices such as cell phones or PDAs. Using the lab’s parallel computing resources, he is developing applications to enhance mapping features based on individual needs and context, such as maps that rotate to match the user’s location.