Michael Wrinn is a senior course architect in the Intel Academic Community, where he collaborates with universities to bring parallel computing to the mainstream of undergraduate education. Prior assignments include managing Intel's software engineering lab in Shanghai, and directing the human interface technology research lab. He was Intel's representative to the committee which produced the first OpenMP specification, and remains active in the parallel computing community. Before joining Intel, Michael worked at Accelrys (San Diego), implementing commercial and research simulation codes on a wide variety of parallel/HPC systems. He holds a Ph.D. (in quantum mechanics) and a B.Sc. (mathematics/chemistry/physics) from McGill University.