H. Carter Edwards is currently the PI and architect for the Kokkos project (github.com/kokkos/kokkos) at Sandia National Laboratories. Carter has a BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering and PhD in Computational Mathematics. He has over three decades of experience in modeling & simulation software development and over two decades of experience in HPC, parallel processing, and C++ software development. His recent (7 year) HPC focus is on algorithms and programming models for thread-scalable and performance portable parallelism across next generation platform (NGP) node architectures. Carter represents Sandia on the ISO/C++ language standard committee to advocate for incorporating thread-scalable and performance portable programming mechanisms into the ISO/C++ language standard.