Prof. Jack Dongarra

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    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Tennessee, TN, USA

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    Jack Dongarra (b. July 18, 1950) holds an appointment as University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the Computer Science Department at the University of Tennessee, the title of Distinguished Research Staff in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Turing Fellow at Manchester University, and is an adjunct professor in the Computer Science Department at Rice University. He is the director of the Innovative Computing Laboratory at the University of Tennessee. He is also the director of the Center for Information Technology Research at the University of Tennessee, which coordinates and facilitates IT research efforts at the University.

    He received his Ph.D. (1980) in applied mathematics from the University of New Mexico and his M.Sc. (1973) in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

    Dongarra is the author of approximately 200 articles, papers, reports and technical memoranda and the coauthor of several books.

    His awards and honors include: recipient of the IEEE IPDPS 2011 Charles Babbage Award (2011); first recipient of the SIAM Special Interest Group on Supercomputing's award for Career Achievement (2010); recipient of the first IEEE Medal of Excellence in Scalable Computing (2008); and the IEEE Sid Fernbach Award for his contributions in the application of high performance computers using innovative approaches (2004). He is a fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, and SIAM and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

    His research interests are: numerical algorithms in linear algebra, parallel computing, programming methodology, and tools for parallel computers. He has contributed to the design and implementation of the following open source software packages and systems: EISPACK, LINPACK, the BLAS, LAPACK, ScaLAPACK, Netlib, PVM, MPI, NetSolve, Top500, ATLAS, and PAPI.

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    Linear algebra - software issues. Scholarpedia, 6(4):9699. (2011).

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