Feb. 3, 2022
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Lawrence Livermore's Falgout wins SIAM Supercomputing Career Prize

Jeremy Thomas, thomas244 [at] llnl.gov, 925-422-5539

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) announced Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory computational mathematician Rob Falgout as the recipient of the 2022 SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing Career Prize.

Established in 2009, the career prize recognizes “broad and distinguished contributions to the field of algorithms research and development for parallel scientific and engineering computing,” according to the organization. The prize will be awarded to Falgout during the 2022 SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, held from Feb. 23–26.

“It’s highly gratifying to be recognized for my work in multigrid algorithms research and parallel computing, and beyond flattering to be in the company of the previous prize winners,” Falgout said. “My entire research career has been driven by the need to do high-fidelity simulations on new generations of high-performance computers, and I have been fortunate to work with a host of brilliant colleagues at LLNL and around the world.”

A member of the Center for Applied Scientific Computing staff, Falgout is the project leader for the hypre scalable linear solvers project and the XBraid parallel time integration project. He joined LLNL in 1991, where he worked on concurrent BLAS algorithms and later served as the technical leader for the ParFlow groundwater flow project. He was named LLNL Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in 2018 and SIAM Fellow in 2021.