CIPS CONNECTIONSPodcast/Video Interviews by Stephen Ibaraki
A Chat with Jack Dongarra: ACM A.M. Turing Awardee (Nobel of Computer Science) in 2022 -- about Pioneering and continuing Global Contributions Resulting in World-Changing Computations. Dongarra's Algorithms and Software Fueling the Growth of High-Performance Computing and significantly impacting in dozens of areas of Computational Science from Weather forecasting, Aerospace engineering, Novel new energy paradigms, Drug discovery, AI, Large Scale Simulations, Exascale computing, new Computing Architectures, Hybrid Quantum Computing...endless
This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Jack Dongarra.
Jack Dongarra received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Chicago State University in 1972 and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1973. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of New Mexico in 1980. He worked at the Argonne National Laboratory until 1989, becoming a senior scientist. He now holds an appointment as University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Tennessee and holds the title of Distinguished Research Staff in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Turing Fellow at Manchester University; 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 specializes in numerical algorithms in linear algebra, parallel computing, the use of advanced-computer architectures, programming methodology, and tools for parallel computers. His research includes the development, testing and documentation of high quality mathematical software. 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. He has published over 400 articles, papers, reports and technical memoranda and he is coauthor of several books. He was awarded the IEEE Sid Fernbach Award in 2004 for his contributions in the application of high performance computers using innovative approaches; in 2008 he was the recipient of the first IEEE Medal of Excellence in Scalable Computing; in 2010 he was the first recipient of the SIAM Special Interest Group on Supercomputing's award for Career Achievement; in 2011 he was the recipient of the IEEE Charles Babbage Award; in 2013 he was the recipient of the ACM/IEEE Ken Kennedy Award for his leadership in designing and promoting standards for mathematical software used to solve numerical problems common to high performance computing, in 2019 he was awarded the SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering, in 2020 he received the IEEE Computer Pioneer Award for leadership in the area of high-performance mathematical software, and in 2022 he received the ACM A.M. Turing Award for pioneering contributions to numerical algorithms and software that have driven decades of extraordinary progress in computing performance and applications. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, and SIAM and a Foreign Fellow of the British Royal Society and a Member of the US National Academy of Engineering.
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