Benedict R. Gaster is a software architect working on programming models for next-generation heterogeneous processors, in particular looking at high-level abstractions for parallel programming on the emerging class of processors that contain both CPUs and accelerators such as GPUs. Benedict has contributed extensively to the OpenCL's design and has represented AMD at the Khronos Group open standard consortium. Benedict has a Ph.D in computer science for his work on type systems for extensible records and variants.
Lee Howes is a Senior Architect with AMD. He received his Ph. D in Computer Science from the Imperial College, London in 2010, and regularly publishes and presents on OpenCL and related topics at technology conferences worldwide.
PhD Student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston