Dr. Shaw is a computational scientist in the Theory Division of the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE). He received the Ph.D. degree for work relating to the numerical simulation of grain boundaries in polycrystalline silicon. He joined Xerox Corporation’s Palo Alto Research Center in 1984 and where he worked on theoretical aspects of semiconductor-device technology, with particular emphasis on electronic transport in noncrystalline semiconductors. In 1990, he helped Xerox establish the Design Research Institute at Cornell University’s Center for Theory and Simulation in Science and Engineering. In 1994, he moved to Xerox’s Wilson Center for Science and Technology in Webster, New York. His area of interest focuses towards the use of high-performance computers to investigate complex physical phenomena. Dr. Shaw has published numerous articles in areas covering such diverse fields as electromagnetism, semiconductor device physics, and performance modeling of data networks. Most recently, he has developed computer codes for the numerical simulation of electrophotography using particle-in-cell techniques; and fluid-based simulators for studying laser–plasma interactions.