Dr. Dirk Colbry is the Director of HPC Studies in the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE) at Michigan State University. Dr. Colbry earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science and his principle areas of research include machine vision and pattern recognition (specializing in scientific imaging). Dr. Colbry also conducts research in computational education and high performance computing. From 2009 until 2015, Dr. Colbry worked for the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER) as a computational consultant and Director of the High Performance Computing Center (HPCC). Dr. Colbry collaborates with scientists from multiple disciplines including Engineering, Toxicology, Plant and Soil Sciences, Zoology, Mathematics, Statistics and Biology. Recent projects include research in Image Phenomics; developing a commercially-viable large scale image pathology tool; and helping develop methods for measuring the carbon stored inside of soil. Dr. Colbry has developed curriculum and taught a wide range of courses, including; communication "soft" skills, tools for computational modeling, numerical linear algebra, parallel programming, microprocessors, artificial intelligence, scientific image analysis, compilers, gpu programming, next generation architectures, and courses in algorithm analysis.