Kenneth Hoste is a computer scientist and FOSS enthusiast from Belgium. He holds a Masters (2005) and PhD (2010) in Computer Science from Ghent University. His dissertation topic was "Analysis, Estimation and Optimization of Computer System Performance Using Machine Learning".
Since October 2010, he is a member of the HPC team at Ghent University (Belgium) where he is mainly responsible for user support and training. As a part of his job, he is also the lead developer and release manager of EasyBuild, a software build and installation framework for (scientific) software on High Performance Computing (HPC) systems.
He has organized several BoF sessions on "Getting Scientific Software Installed" at both SC and ISC, and has co-started the still ongoing successful HPC User Support Tools Workshop at SC.