Prof. Dr. Bill GroppActing Director and Chief Scientist, NCSA
Director, Parallel Computing Institute
Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
William Gropp is the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the Department of Computer Science and Director of the Parallel Computing Institute at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. After receiving his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1982, he held the positions of assistant (1982-1988) and associate (1988-1990) professor in the Computer Science Department of Yale University. In 1990, he joined the Numerical Analysis group at Argonne, where he held the positions of Senior Scientist (1998-2007) and Associate Division Director (2000-2006). He joined Illinois in 2007. His research interests are in parallel computing, software for scientific computing, and numerical methods for partial differential equations. He is a co-author of "Using MPI: Portable Parallel Programming with the Message-Passing Interface", and is a chapter author in the MPI Forum. His current projects include Blue Waters, an extreme scale computing system, and the development of new programming systems and numerical algorithms for scalable scientific computing. He is a Fellow of ACM, IEEE, and SIAM and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.