Curriculum Vita

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Amy W. Apon, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Computer Science Division
221 McAdams Hall
Clemson, SC 29634

Phone: 864-656-5769
Fax: 864-656-0145
Email: aapon at


Amy W. Apon, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair

I am the the Chair of the Computer Science Division of the Clemson University School of Computing. You can read more about my appointment as Division chair here. As Division Chair I want to promote areas of collaborative computing, and to help create career paths for the young people of South Carolina and of our regional partners. Computing provides a distinguishing competitive edge for all areas of science, engineering, and industry, and is how we will retain U.S. competitiveness.

My areas of research interest include performance modeling and analysis of parallel and distributed system, data-intensive computing, emerging parallel architectures, scheduling policies in parallel systems, parallel file systems, networks for high performance computing, impact of high performance computing to research competiveness, sustainable funding models for research computing, and data center design.

Read more about my research at the Big Data Systems Lab website.


  • Data-Intensive Computing. This seminar focuses on paradigms and technologies to support the emerging interdisciplinary area of data-intensive computing. CPSC 950 Section 1, 9:05 W.

  • Cluster and Distributed Computing. Introduction to the basic technology of and programming techniques for distributed and cluster computing. Standard techniques for developing parallel solutions to problems are introduced and implemented. Software systems studied include Message Passing Interface (MPI) and the Hadoop/MapReduce programming environment. CPSC 3620, Section 1, 9:30-10:45 TTh

Last modified in December, 2013.