Ian Karlin is a Principal HPC Strategist in the Advanced Technologies Office (ATO) in Livermore Computing (LC). He leads LC benchmarking efforts for next generation supercomputers and commodity clusters. He is also responsible for ATO strategy within the LC ATO for machine learning hardware. He serves as a Deputy in the El Capitan Center of Excellence and was the Deputy on the institutional Center of Excellence preparing codes for Sierra. He has won best papers at IPDPS 2013, Cluster 2015, two LLNL excellence in publication awards in 2016 and 2018 and was a 2020 COVID19 Gordon Bell Finalist. He received his PhD from University of Colorado at Boulder in 2011.