Dr. Kenneth E. Washington is the Director
of Sandia's Distributed Information Systems Center in Livermore California. Ken
has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Since coming to Sandia in 1986 he has held several technical, management, and
program leadership positions. His experiences include algorithm and software development
for nuclear reactor containment safety systems, a supply chain decision support
system for government customers, and industry partners, and decision support computer
models for Sandia's nuclear weapons and energy environment programs. In his current
role he is responsible for leading the computing center at Sandia's California
site, which includes a broad information science and technology research and development
portfolio as well as responsibility for Sandia California's telecommunications
and information infrastructure services, cyber security, and related support functions.
Under Ken's leadership, Sandia's Distributed Information Systems Center develops
a variety of computing solutions ranging from new mathematical algorithms for
high performance computing, to next generation networks, and new computing architecture
concepts. He is active in the Sandia volunteer program, champions and participates
in Sandia's diversity initiative, and is a member of the IEEE computing society.
Ken is engaged to be married in early 2003, has three children and two future