Bruce Hendrickson has been selected as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's associate director for Computation. The announcement was made by Laboratory Director Bill Goldstein following a nationwide search.
Hendrickson will assume his associate director responsibilities in late March. He will lead the multidisciplinary 1,000-person Computation organization that develops and deploys integrated computing environments for advanced simulation in support of LLNL's national security missions. In partnership with the Laboratory's program, discipline and support organizations, Hendrickson will help create next-generation, mission-transforming strategies for LLNL in simulation and data science; establish strategic partnerships with industry and other laboratories; and lead overall advancement of the Laboratory as a world-class simulation and data science center.
"Bruce has a passion for advancing the national computing agenda and addressing pressing national challenges," Goldstein said.
Hendrickson joins the Laboratory following a successful 26-year career at Sandia National Laboratories, most recently serving as the director of Sandia's Center for Computing Research. He has a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in physics from Brown University, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Cornell University.
He is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a distinguished member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He was named a distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia; and served as an affiliated professor of computer science at the University of New Mexico since 1997. He has earned numerous national honors and awards, and holds four U.S. patents.
"I look forward to working with Bruce as a member of the Laboratory's senior management team," Goldstein said. "His knowledge and experience are well aligned with the Computation organization and with our goal of advancing the forefront of high performance computing. Bruce's strategic vision will ensure that the Laboratory continues to make advances in computer technology and applications."