Dr. Clay Breshears is a Software Architect for Intel's Health & Life Sciences division. He is working to parallelize and optimize genomic and bioinformatics codes. Prior to this, Clay was a Courseware Architect on the Innovative Software Education team, specializing in multi-core and multithreaded programming and training and working with university faculty to incorporate parallel programming as a natural part of the curriculums in Computer Science and other computational science fields of study.
During his time with ISE, Clay was the co-host of the popular weekly online show "Parallel Programming Talk." He has been involved with parallel computation and programming for more than thirty years; six of those years were spent in academia. Clay is the author of The Art of Concurrency: A Thread Monkey's Guide to Writing Parallel Applications, published by O'Reilly Media (2009).