Dr. David K. Kahaner

Asian Technology Information Program (ATIP)

Dr. David K. Kahaner is the Founding Director of ATIP (Asian Technology Information Program), which was incorporated in 1994.

Dr. Kahaner has been examining Information Rich Technologies in Asia for many years. His analyses are circulated worldwide to thousands in industry, government, and academia. They are reprinted in many journals as well as often quoted in major newsmedia, and he consults and lectures frequently on those topics both in and outside of the region. In 1993 he was awarded the title of “Mr Asia” by Computerworld. He has been the Asian Chair for many international conferences and was the originator of the HPC-Asia Conference series. One of Dr Kahaner’s goals is to develop a technology-based information service focused on activities in the Asian region that will be of strategic and business value to both Westerners and Asians.

Previous to ATIP he was the Associate Director of the US Office of Naval Research Asia (ONR). He also spent more than twenty years at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (formerly the National Bureau of Standards), and more than ten years at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

His research emphasized mathematical software development as well as applications consulting. Many of the applications he and his groups developed are used in scientific computing centers worldwide, and he has received several national awards for this work. Dr. Kahaner is the author of two well regarded books and more than 50 refereed research papers. He has edited a column on scientific applications of computers for the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and has numerous journal editorial and associate editorial positions in publications ranging from IEEE Micro, IEEE Computer Science and Engineering, the MITJ of Supercomputer Applications, and others. He has had visiting professorships at major universities in the U.S, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland, where he has taken extensive sabbaticals and still retains significant associations.

Dr. Kahaner obtained his PhD in applied mathematics from Stevens Institute of Technology.