Hal Finkel graduated from Yale University in 2011 with a Ph.D. in theoretical physics focusing on numerical simulation of early-universe cosmology. He’s now the Lead for Compiler Technology and Programming Languages at the Leadership Computing Facility and Argonne National Laboratory. Hal has contributed to the LLVM compiler infrastructure project for many years, serves on the board of directors of the LLVM Foundation, and now works to prepare LLVM for upcoming exascale supercomputers. He represents Argonne on the C++ Standards Committee, and serves as vice-chair of the committee (PL22.16). Hal also helps develop the Hardware/Hybrid Accelerated Cosmology Code (HACC), a two-time IEEE/ACM Gordon Bell Prize finalist.