William D. Gropp
Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science
Computer Science Department
Director, Parallel Computing Institute
National Academy of Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
My interest is in the use of high performance computing to solve problems that are too hard for other techniques. I have concentrated in two areas: the development of scalable numerical algorithms for partial differential equations (PDEs), especially for the linear systems that arise from approximations to PDEs, and the development of programming models and systems for expressing and implementing highly scalable applications. In each of these areas, I have led the development of software that has been widely adopted. PETSc is a powerful numerical library for the solution of linear and nonliner systems of equations. MPI is the mostly widely used parallel programming system for large scale scientific computing. The MPICH implementation of MPI is one of the most widely used and is the implementation of choice for the world's fastest machines.
I have an active research program and currently have openings for graduate students, post docs, and scientific programmers.
Of Special Interest
Now available: The SC13 opening session video, including award presentations and Genevieve Bell's keynote. See Genevieve Bell's Keynote The Secret Life of Data (a subset of the full opening session)
EASC2014 - Exascale Applications and Software Conference 2014, April 2-4, 2014
Changing How Programmers Think about Parallel Programming, ACM Webinar. See for questions and answers
Contribute your idea for a paper that everyone should read to the SIGHPC Facebook Page
Open Petascale Libraries
PETSc wins an R&D 100 award in 2009.
MPICH2 wins an R&D 100 award in 2005.
Current Program Committees
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