Amy Apon

Amy Apon, Ph.D.

C. Tycho Howle Director of the School of Computing
Clemson University

Dr. Amy Apon joined Clemson University in August, 2011, as Chair of the Division of Computer Science.  Apon brings a distinguished record of contributions at the University of Arkansas where she held the position of Director of the Arkansas High Performance Computing Center and Professor of Computer Science.  Apon was awarded the University of Arkansas Alumni award for Service in 2010, the highest award given by the University of Arkansas Alumni Association each year, and was awarded the Arkansas College of Engineering Imhoff Award for contributions to research in 2009.

As Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Division in the School of Computing, Dr. Apon led in multiple successful large-scale collaborative proposals to the NSF and other funding sources.  The collaborative efforts increased the morale and energy of faculty in the Division of Computer Science and collaborative partners and had a positive effect to their overall research productivity. 

Dr. Apon was appointed as the C. Tycho Howle Director of the School of Computing in 2019, an academic unit with more than 1000 undergraduate student majors, hundreds of graduate students across twelve graduate programs, and more than 50 faculty.  Apon has more than 100 scholarly publications and more than $20M in external research funding as PI.  Her research interests include high performance computing, computational science, and data-intensive computing.  She holds a PhD in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University.