Faculty Spotlight: Paul Sheldon
Prof. Paul Sheldon is the faculty director of ACCRE and a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, with a research focus in elementary particle physics. Motivated by the huge demands for computing in his research, he has been highly involved in Vanderbilt’s HPC efforts over the past three decades; not only did he co-found ACCRE in 2003, he also co-founded its predecessor, VAMPIRE, and was heavily involved with the cluster that preceded it, VUPAC. He is a member of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider and became a fellow of the American Physical Society in 2006. Prof. Sheldon joined Vanderbilt in 1991. He previously held a position at the University of Illinois and has been a visiting scholar at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.