Dr John William Poduska has joined Interactive Supercomputing Inc.’s (ISC) board of directors.
The former NASA engineer and entrepreneur, who helped with projects ranging from the Apollo Space Mission to the modern day technical workstation, brings a wealth of experience to help transform ISC into a major software company.
ISC’s Star-P software platform delivers interactive parallel computing power to the desktop. It enables faster prototyping and problem solving across a range of security, intelligence, manufacturing, energy, biomedical, financial and scientific research applications.
Poduska, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, was a founder, vice president of research and director of Prime Computer; founder, CEO and chairman of Apollo Computer and Stellar Computer; and the chairman and CEO of Stardent Computer. He was also the chairman of the Board of Advanced Visual Systems. Today, in addition to serving on the board of ISC, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of five companies and several non-profit organisations.
Poduska’s awards include the prestigious McDowell Award of the IEEE and the MIT Corporate Leadership and Distinguished Industrial Achievement Awards. He was also chosen as Arthur Young Venture Magazine’s Master Entrepreneur in High Technology, and was inducted into the Institute of Entrepreneurs. He has also been an assistant professor of electrical engineering and holds a doctorate of science degree from MIT and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Lowell Univ