Rod Oldehoeft earned the Ph.D. in Computer Science at Purdue University, joining the Mathematics Department at Arizona State University, and then moving to the Computer Science Department at Colorado State University. He led the department as chair for six years. After a sabbatical leave at Tera Computer Company (now Cray, Inc.), he was a program manager with the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (OASCR) in the DOE Office of Science. He then joined the Advanced Computing Lab at LANL as senior computer scientist and then deputy director, and served as acting director of the ACL for two years. His current duties include contributing to the High-Performance Linux project, interfacing LANL computer science with OASCR/SC/DOE, contributing to the ASCI Los Alamos Computer Science Institute, handling intellectual property projects, and maintaining various academic relationships.