David Hardy has always had a fascination with computing and the logic required to solve problems through programming. Although he is also a trained pianist who began his undergraduate studies in music, his interest in mathematics eventually drew him back to the field of computation. Hardy earned his Ph.D. in computer science in 2006 under the guidance of Prof. Robert Skeel, a former principal investigator of the TCB group. Continuing work as a postdoc, Hardy's software development efforts include authorship of NAMD-Lite, a framework for developing molecular modeling software that was used to complete his Ph.D, and he has also made programming contributions to the TCB group's NAMD and VMD software. His research efforts include the development of faster methods for molecular dynamics and, more recently, the development of algorithms for the GPU acceleration of molecular modeling applications.
David Hardy


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