Franz Klein, HPC Engineer

Franz Klein earned a doctorate in physics from the University of Bonn in Germany in 1996. For the next 20 years he was active as a researcher in experimental nuclear physics and as an instructor for advanced physics and scientific computing courses with a focus on multivariate regression, Machine Learning, and Monte Carlo simulation techniques. Klein then held a three-year IT position with the University of Maryland’s Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) College where he introduced graduate students and postdocs to high-performance computing (HPC) and taught programming classes in Python and R with a focus on Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. In February, 2020 Klein joined MAX to strengthen the user support for the HPC clusters at UMD.