Example: Vilas Associate Professor Dan Negrut received his Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of Iowa, working under the supervision of Carver Distinguished Professor Edward J. Haug. After graduation, he spent six years as engineer at Mechanical Dynamics, Inc., a software company located in Ann Arbor, MI. In 2004 he served as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan. He spent 2005 as Visiting Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division. At the end of 2005 he joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he leads the Simulation-Based Engineering Lab (http://sbel.wisc.edu). The lab currently operates the third fastest supercomputer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2012, he co-founded and is the current director of the Wisconsin Applied Computing Center. Sponsors of his research include the National Science Foundation, US Army, NASA, Nvidia, AMD, Caterpillar and several other national and international industry partners. Dan’s research focuses on high performance computing and large scale multibody dynamics. In 2009, he received a National Science Foundation Career Award. Since 2010 he has been an NVIDIA CUDA Fellow. In 2012, he received the College of Engineering Harvey Spangler Award for Technology Enhanced Instruction. He is a 2014-2016 Vilas Associate Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.