I am a Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Applied Mathematics and Computational Research Division) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of EECS (CS Division) at UC Berkeley. At LBNL, I am part of the Performance and Algorithms and Computational Biosciences groups. At UC Berkeley, I am part of the SLICE lab. I am also the Director of Sparsitute, a DOE Mathematical Multifaceted Integrated Capability Center (MMICC) focusing on sparse computations.

I work on high-performance graph analysis and libraries, parallel sparse matrix computations, communication-avoiding algorithms, with applications in machine learning and computational genomics. Up-to-date information about current projects, students, and postdocs can be found in my research team's website: PASSION Lab.

Previously, I was an Alvarez Fellow. LBNL recently ran a workshop in celebration of 20th year of Alvarez fellowshop. My unusually shallow genealogy includes only three lineal ascendants. We recently ran a workshop in celebration of John R. Gilbert's scientific contributions.

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