Forrest M. Hoffman

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Building 2040, Room E249, Mail Stop 6301
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6301
Phone: +1-865-576-7680
E-mail: forrest at climatemodeling dot org
Greenback, Tennessee 37742-2511
E-mail: forrest at greenbackacres dot com

Education

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine, California 92697: Ph.D. in Earth System Science (expected 2014).

University of California, Irvine, California 92697: Master's of Science in Earth System Science (12/2012).

UT

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996: Master's of Science in Physics (12/2004).

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996: Bachelor of Science in Physics (8/1991). Undergraduate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy (1989-1991). Performed astronomical photometry research and developed computer software for data reduction and analysis.

UHH
University of Hawai'i at Hilo, Hilo, Hawai'i 96720-4091: Undergraduate in Physics and Astronomy Department (1985-1988), UH Hilo Astronomy Club President (1987-1988).

Professional Experience

ORNL
Climate & Carbon Research Institute (CCRI)
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), [Managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by Martin Marietta Energy Systems (through 1995), Lockheed Martin Energy Research (LMER) Corp. (1996-3/2000) and UT-Battelle, LLC (4/2000-present)] MS 6301, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6301: Performs software engineering on the Community Climate System Model (CCSM) as part of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) project focussing on climate research. Performs systems analysis and design for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Archive. Develops and impelements Internet technologies for the U.S. Global Change Data and Information System's (GCDIS) globalchange.gov World Wide Web server. Develops and implements serial and parallel scientific models used in environmental analyses and predictions. Develops supporting software tools for visualization, analysis, and publication of scientific data and information. Requires direct interaction with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sponsors, knowledge of Unix and Linux systems, the X Window System, C, FORTRAN 90, DOE and ORNL computer and network security and configuration requirements, software engineering practices, and modeling and visualization techniques. Currently serving on the ORNL Secure On-Line Facilities Development Group and the ESD Electronic Communications Committee. Formerly served on the ORNL Scientific Computing User Advisory Committee, the ORNL IBM SP2 Access Committee, and the ORNL Internet Technologies Working Group (ITWG) (11/1993-present).

Linux Magazine: Contributing Editor and Columnist for "Extreme Linux" (1/2002-10/2006).

UT

University of Tennessee, Department of Geological Sciences, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996: Performed system administration, systems programming, and management of several Unix-based workstations and minisupercomputers in the Earth Sciences Modeling Center of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Environmental Sciences Division. Developed and modified scientific models and tools used in environmental analyses, including numerical models and visualization systems used to model and analyze environmental data (7/1992-11/1993).

Automated Sciences Group, Inc., 800 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830: Knowledge Engineer for Hydrogeochemical Expert System Project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Responsible for software design and development for contaminant transport modeling and Unix system administration and programming. Proficiency in knowledge engineering, knowledge representation, programming languages, and scientific modeling techniques required (5/1989-6/1992).

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830: Science and Engineering Research and Professional Intern for Hydrogeochemical Expert System Project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (9/1988-5/1989).

Hawai'i Data, Hilo, Hawai'i 96721-5059: Owner of company specializing in computer systems for plant and office automation, accounting, database design, telecommunications, and expert systems development. Managed HP3000 minicomputer (1.5 years) and networked and stand-alone PC's (4 years) at customer sites (1984-9/1990).

Mauna Loa Solar Observatory, ca. 1988

National Center for Atmospheric Research, Mauna Loa Solar Observatory, Hilo, Hawai'i 96721-0425: Operator of K-Coronameter, Prominence Monitor, and Calcium Variability Monitor. Performed scientific data collection and management, operated multiple computer systems and telescope control systems at high altitude observatory (1987-9/1988).

University of Hawai'i at Hilo

University of Hawai'i at Hilo, Hilo, Hawai'i 96720-4091: Physics and Astronomy Department Laboratory Manager (9/1987-5/1988).

University of Hawai'i at Hilo, Hilo, Hawai'i 96720-4091: Business/Economics Department Computer Laboratory Manager. Managed network of 10 PC's and assisted professors and students in the use of hardware and software (1/1987-5/1987).

Radio Shack and Radio Shack Computer Center, Hilo, Hawai'i 96720: Computer hardware and software sales, installation, and customer support (1985-1986).

University of Hawai'i at Hilo, Center for Continuing Education and Community Service, Hilo, Hawai'i 96720-4091: instructor of computer classes for children, adults, teachers and senior citizens (1984-1985).

Mississippi Academic and Marine Adventures Inc., Biloxi MS 39530: Member, Board of Directors; instructor of BASIC classes (1984).

The Hancock Bank, Gulfport MS 39501: IBM 1419 Computer operator, data entry and shipping clerk (1983-1984).


AGU

American Meteorological Society (AMS)

IEEE Computer Society

Sigma Pi Sigma

Professional Organizations

Civic Organizations

Software Development

Designed, developed, and implemented the following systems:

Computer Environments

Apple

Atari

Commodore

Compaq

Cray X1

Digital Equipment Corp.

Hewlett Packard

Parallel Systems

Cray XT5 (>150,000 cores), XT4 (>30,000 cores), XT3 (>5,000 cores); Cray X1E (1,024 processors); SGI Altix (256 cores); IBM BlueGene/P (8192 cores), BlueGene/L; IBM Power6, Power5, Power4 (24 nodes/768 processors); IBM SP WinterHawk I/II (184 nodes/720 processors); Compaq AlphaServer SC Series Supercomputer (64 nodes/256 processors, 16 nodes/64 processors); Beowulf-style Linux clusters (2-10,000 cores); Sun UltraSparc clusters; Silicon Graphics Origin 2000 (32 processors); IBM SP2 (16 processors); Intel Paragon (2048 processors); Intel iPSC/860 (128 processors); Intel iPSC/2; Maspar MP-2; Cray X-MP; and Cray Y-MP.

Serial Systems

Apollo DN10000, AT&T 3B2, DEC 3000 and 7000 AXP (all models), DECsystem and DECstation 5000 and 3100 (all models), DEC VAX and MicroVAX and VAXstation (all models), DEC 20 (all models), HP 9000 (all models), HP 3000 (all models), IBM RS/6000 (all models), IBM 3090, IBM 360, NCR 8200, Silicon Graphics IRIX Workstations (all models) , Stardent/Kubota Titan, Sun SPARCstation, SPARCserver, and UltraSPARC (all models).

Micro Systems

Apple II (all models), Macintosh and Power Macintosh (all models), Atari 800/XL/XE, Commodore 64, HP 110 and 150, IBM PC/XT/AT and PS/2, Intel-based PC's (many models and manufacturers), NCR DecisionMate, Radio Shack Models I/III/IV, and Tandy 1000/2000/3000.

IBM

Intel

NCR

Radio Shack

Silicon Graphics

Sun Microsystems

PHP

CVS

CGI

Languages, Development Environments, and Application Programming Interfaces

C, C++, FORTRAN 90, FORTRAN 77, dbx, GNU Software (gcc, g++, g77, gdb, gdbm, etc.), Concurrent Versioning System (CVS), Revision Control System (RCS), netCDF, Hierarchical Data Format (HDF), HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Personal Home Page (PHP), Common Gateway Interface (CGI) protocol, JavaScript, Make, Perl, DBM, PostgreSQL, Sybase SQL, Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM), Message Passing Interface (MPI), Postscript, BASIC, LOGO.

Scientific Models

Community Climate System Model (CCSM4, CCSM3, and CCSM2), Community Land Model (CLM4, CLM3, and CLM2), Community Atmospherre Model (CAM3 and CAM2), and Fifth-Generation NCAR/Penn State Mesoscale Model (MM5).

PostgreSQL

MPI

BSD Unix

RedHat Linux

Operating Systems

Unix and Unix-like

BSD 4.3 and 4.4, OSF/1, Digital Unix, Compaq Tru64, Domain OS, HP-UX, IBM AIX, SGI IRIX, RedHat Linux, Slackware and other implementations of Linux, SunOS and Solaris, Ultrix, Unicos, System V.

Others

CP/M; IMOS; Apple MacOS; HP MPE V; DEC TOPS 20 and VMS.

Linux

IDL

AVS

GNOME

Applications/Software Systems

IDL, NCL, NCO, PV-Wave, Application Visualization System (AVS), Matlab, Vis5D, Cave5D, GRASS, xv, xpaint, The Gimp, gPhoto, the X Window System and XFree86, Gnu Network Object Model Environment (GNOME) and K Desktop Environment (KDE), Digital DECwindows, Sun OpenWindows, OSF Motif, TGV Multinet, Network File System (NFS), Berkley lpd, vi, Pine, Pico, awk, sed, tar, gzip, Zip, Network Time Protocol (NTP), Secure Shell (SSH), Samba, TeX, LaTeX, troff/eqn/tbl, MBONE (sd, sdr, vic, vat, nv, wb), MPEG, Gopher Server and Client, Mosaic, Netscape, Mozilla, Microsoft Internet Explorer, NCSA HTTP Server, Apache httpd, WAIS and Isite, qi and ph, Post Office Protocol (POP) Server, Domain Name Server (DNS), Laser Knowledge Representation (KR) and Rule Production System (RPS), Rulemaster, KES Expert System shell, Mineql, Image/Query/Vplus, BPI Accounting Systems, dBase II/III/III+, Lotus 1-2-3, Symphony, Open Office, ApplixWare Office, Star Office, WordStar, PC Calc/File/Write/Talk, Mac Draw/Write/Paint, Cricket Graph, Usenet News, PC Gopher III, Eudora, POPmail, NCSA Telnet, PC-TCP/On-Net, ProComm, Crosstalk, and Kermit.

OpenOffice.org Source Project

Apache

Netscape

Publications

Presentations

Honors and Awards

  • Significant Event Award for contributions to development of the Accelerated Climate Model for Energy (ACME) Scientific Focus Area (SFA). Oak Ridge National Laboratory/UT-Battelle LLC, October 2014.

  • Employee of the Month in the Computer Science & Mathematics Division. Oak Ridge National Laboratory/UT-Battelle LLC, July–September 2014.

  • Outstanding Paper in Landscape Ecology for “Representativeness-based sampling network design for the State of Alaska” awarded by the U.S. Regional Association of the International Association of Landscape Ecology (US-IALE), May 2014.

  • Significant Event Award for contributions to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change & National Climate Assessment Work. Oak Ridge National Laboratory/UT-Battelle LLC, May 2014.

  • Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for Technology Transfer 2013 Interagency Partnership Award. Co-recipient for ORNL contribution to the ForWARN Forest Disturbance Monitoring Project with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, NASA Stennis Space Center, and the U.S. Geological Survey EROS Data Center, April 2013.

  • Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for Technology Transfer, Southeastern Region 2012 Partnership Award. Co-recipient for ORNL contribution to the ForWARN Forest Disturbance Monitoring Project with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, NASA Stennis Space Center, and the U.S. Geological Survey EROS Data Center, March 2013.

  • ORNL Computer Science & Mathematics Division Most Distinguished Scientific or Technical Contribution Award for the ORNL contribution to the ForWARN Forest Disturbance Monitoring Project, December 2012.

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service 2012 Southern Research Station Director's Science Delivery Award. Co-recipient for ORNL contribution to the ForWARN Forest Disturbance Monitoring Project with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, NASA Stennis Space Center, and the U.S. Geological Survey EROS Data Center, October 2012.

  • ORNL Computing and Computational Science Directorate's Distinguished Employee Award. May 2012.

  • 1st Place, People's Choice Poster Award for A Cluster Analysis Approach to Comparing Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Data with Global Climate Model (GCM) Results, by Forrest M. Hoffman, Salil Mahajan, William W. Hargrove, Richard T. Mills, and Anthony Del Genio. The U.S. Department of Energy, Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program, at the 18th Annual ARM Science Team Meeting in Norfolk, Virginia, March 10-14, 2008.

  • ORNL Outstanding Mentor Award. The U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge Associated Universities, February 2008.

  • Significant Event Award for contribution to NSF's National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Design Committee. Oak Ridge National Laboratory/UT-Battelle LLC, March 2006.

  • Outstanding Paper in the Discipline of Landscape Ecology. W. W. Hargrove, F. M. Hoffman and P. M. Schwartz, "A fractal landscape realizer for generating synthetic maps," Conservation Ecology 6(1):2 (2002). Awarded by the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE), U. S. Regional Chapter, April 2004.

  • World-Class Teamwork Award for building and using the Stone SouperComputer, the first Beowulf-style supercomputer at ORNL. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Values Committee, October 19, 1999.

  • President's Award for Continuous Improvement. Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp., November 1997.

  • ORNL Technical Achievement Award. Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp., 1996.

  • Distinguished Achievement Award for Operational Support. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division, August 1995.

  • Significant Event Award. Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Martin Marietta Energy Systems, June 1995.

2014
Outstanding Paper in Landscape Ecology Award


2008 ORNL Outstanding Mentor Award


1995 Distinguished Achievement Award for Operational Support

References


Forrest M. Hoffman / forrest at climatemodeling dot org