Scott B. Baden, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, is the director of the KeLP Project.

KeLP was part of the dissertation topic of Stephen J. Fink (Ph.D. 1998) and portions of a prototype of KeLP were developed by Scott R. Kohn (Ph.D. 1995). KeLP has been or is supported by NSF contract ACI-9876923 and in part by NSF contract ACI-9619020, "National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure." Stephen Fink was also supported by a DoE Computational Graduate Student Fellowship. Computer time on ASCI Blue-Pacific CTR machine was performed under the auspices of the US Dept of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Under Contract W07405-Eng-48.