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Jon Calhoun

Jon CalhounAssociate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D., 2017 - University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Computer Science
B.S., 2012 - Arkansas State University
B.S., 2012 - Arkansas State University
Computer Science

Contact Information
Office: 221-C Riggs Hall
Office Phone: 864.656.2646
Fax: 864.656.5910

Research Group Website


Dr. Calhoun received a B.S. in Computer Science from Arkansas State University in 2012, a B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Statistics from Arkansas State University in 2012, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017. In recognition of his accomplishments while at Arkansas State University, Dr. Calhoun was elected into the Arkansas TRIO program Hall of Fame in 2013. While at Clemson, he was awarded a prestigious NSF CAREER award in 2020, an R&D 100 award in 2021 for his work on the SZ lossy compressor framework, the 2022 CECAS Junior Faculty Award For Excellence in Teaching, and inducted into Arkansas State University College of Engineering’s Alumni Academy in 2022. Dr. Calhoun regularly serves as a NSF Panelist, on the program committees of top conferences such as Supercomputing, IPDPS, ISC, and a reviewer for journals such as IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, and the Journal of Scientific Computing. He was elevated to a Senior Member of the IEEE in 2022.

Dr. Calhoun directs the Future Technologies in Heterogeneous and Parallel Computing (FTHPC) Laboratory. The FTHPC Laboratory has broad interest in the advancement of high-performance computing systems and development of large-scale scientific software. Currently, the group's primary efforts are dedicated to the development and integration of lossy and lossless data compression algorithms inside scientific workflows to remove key data generation, movement, and storage bottlenecks. In addition, his group studies and improves the reliability, scalability, and performance of large-scale parallel scientific software. His group’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, and the US Army. His research group has been nominated and won the best paper and poster awards at prominent venues such as IEEE Cluster and the ACM Student Research Competition.