It was given by Professor Victor Jongeneel at the 2011 annual meeting of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Private Sector Program
The theme of the meeting held on May 3-5 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
was Virtual Realism
Victor Jongeneel is a Senior Research Scientist, NCSA & Director of Bioinformatics Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois.
Here's a resume from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland
was trained as a biologist at the University of Lausanne
He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in Microbiology and Immunology.
went on to do post-doctoral work in molecular virology with Bruce Alberts at the University of California, San Francisco
, and with Bernhard Hirt at ISREC in Epalinges.
From 1986 to 1997, he was a group leader at the Lausanne Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, working on the genetics and regulation of the tumour necrosis factor locus.
From 1998 to 2006 he was the Director of the Office of Information Technology of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, and from 2003 to 2007 of the Vital-IT high-performance computing facility of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.
He is one of the founding members of the SIB, and was its first director.
He is now Vice-President for Research at the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia while also leading a research group at the Ludwig Institute in Lausanne.