Elijah is an HPC Engineer with the Systems Acceptance and User Environment group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Before ORNL, Elijah was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the Division of Natural and Physical Sciences at Lane College, Jackson TN, where he served as the XSEDE Campus Champion. He led GPU programming and program optimization research efforts within high-performance computing environments.

He holds a Ph.D. in Computational Science and Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. His research interests are in GPU programming, program parallelization, and optimization, and, infection spread modeling.