Course director Benoit Forget is an Associate Professor at MIT in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a PhD in Nuclear Engineering, and from École Polytechnique de Montréal with undergraduate and master's degrees in Chemical Engineering and Energy Engineering. His research and teaching focuses mainly on transport theory, computational reactor physics and the nuclear fuel cycle. His group, the Computational Reactor Physics Group (CRPG), has developed the open source reactor simulation software OpenMC (Monte Carlo) and OpenMOC (Method of Characteristic) which serve as modern algorithm development platforms for high performance computing. Prior to joining MIT, he worked at the Idaho National Laboratory as a Nuclear/Reactor engineer. Prof. Forget has recently served as chair of the Reactor Physics division of the American Nuclear Society.