ORG University of Texas - Austin Title Research Associate BIO Cyrus joined as a Research Associate in the Performance & Architecture Group at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) in 2014. Currently, he focuses on code optimization and parallelization techniques, software package design best practices, multi-factor authentication infrastructure, and system performance analysis and monitoring frameworks. Prior to his contributions at TACC, Cyrus worked as a research assistant professor of nuclear engineering at the University of South Carolina and as a postdoctoral fellow at his alma mater, North Carolina State University. His research interests have centered on the verification and validation of large-scale radiation transport computational models. His experience brings together a unique nuclear focus with a blend of engineering, computer science, physics, and applied mathematics. Code development of complex physical systems, and running them efficiently at scale, has been an integral part of his education and career for nearly a decade.