We all make and follow plans, like recipes, tax instructions, or computer programs, but traditional forms of plans are not very good for many real-world situations, such as making the most of friends who show up to help carry out the plan, or of “multitasking” by ourselves. Our one-track minds have trouble organizing many things going on at once. David DiNucci has studied how to avoid such problems when employing lots of computers to help speed up big computer programs, and then found that those techniques could be generalized to more common situations. Dr. DiNucci was raised and educated in Portland, has worked for NASA and Lawrence Livermore National Labs, and is now continuing his research. He has served as President of HGP.