[R-sig-hpc] [OT] Tenure letters for Atlas author Clint Whaley

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Apr 21 02:05:49 CEST 2011

This came to me via the debian-science list.  Some of you here who have
derived utility from the Atlas accelerated and tuned BLAS library may be in a
position to send a letter of support for Dr Whaley.  

Is this something we should even pass on to r-devel ?

Regards, Dirk

   From: Clint Whaley <whaley at cs.utsa.edu>
   Date: Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 7:24 AM
   Subject: [atlas-devel] tenure letters
   To: math-atlas-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
   I go up for tenure this summer.  The tenure committee has asked that I get
   testimonials from ATLAS users so they can see the importance of the package
   to the community.  So, if ATLAS has been of use to you, this is the time
   to write a letter saying it.
   If you are an individual researcher, discussing how ATLAS helps you in
   your research will be very helpful.
   If you are a repackager of ATLAS, discussing how ATLAS helps your distro,
   and how many people use it would be very helpful.
   If you are a sys admin who installs ATLAS for others to use, outlining
   your lab and the types of research done their would be of great help.
   If you have read my papers and find them helpful, discussing that is good as
   well, but you don't need to do that for this, since they will ask for
   academic reviewers separately.
   If you know others that don't monitor this list who might be willing to
   write letters, please pass this message on.  My colleagues have specifically
   asked for this information so they can give weight to my claims that
   providing ATLAS is a service to a large number of communities, that
   it is widely used, and that its continued production at UTSA will
   raise our profile.
   If you are willing to write a letter and need further information,
   please contact me directly if you like.
   ** R. Clint Whaley, PhD ** Assist Prof, UTSA ** www.cs.utsa.edu/~whaley **

Dirk Eddelbuettel | edd at debian.org | http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com

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