Michael McCool has research and application experience in the areas of data mining, computer graphics (specifically sampling, rasterization, texture hardware, antialiasing,shading, illumination, and visualization), medical imaging, signal and image processing, financial analysis,and languages and programming platforms for high productivity parallel computing. In order to commercialize research work into many-core computing platforms done while he was a professor at the University of Waterloo,in 2004 he co-founded RapidMind, which in 2009 was acquired by Intel. Currently he is a Software Architect with Intel working on Array Building Blocks and an Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Waterloo. In addition to his university teaching, he has presented tutorials at Eurographics, SIGGRAPH, and SC on graphics and/or parallel computing.
James Reinders is involved in multiple engineering, research and educational efforts to increase use of parallel programming throughout the industry. James has contributed to numerous projects including the world's first TeraFLOP/s supercomputer (ASCI Red) and the world's first TeraFLOP/s microprocessor (Intelï¿½ Xeon PhiT coprocessor). James has authored numerous technical books, including three other books currently in print: Structured Parallel Programming (Morgan Kaufmann, 2012), Intelï¿½ Xeon PhiT Coprocessor High Performance Programming (Morgan Kaufmann, 2013), and Multithreading for Visual Effects (2014).