Bronson Messer is a Distinguished Scientist and the Director of Science at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His primary research interests are related to the explosion mechanisms and phenomenology of supernovae, especially neutrino transport and signatures, dense matter physics, and the details of turbulent nuclear combustion. In addition, he has worked on the application of machine learning algorithms to the analysis of galaxy merger simulations and on performance modeling and prediction for high-performance computing architectures.