Profiles in Computing

Pi in the sky

In 2000, IEEE’s Computing in Science & Engineering journal published a list of the 20th century's top 10 algorithms. No.… Read More

March 14, 2022

CSI: Brookhaven

Investigators at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Computational Science Initiative (CSI) haven’t yet been called on to solve crimes, like their CSI… Read More

April 27, 2016

Looking skyward

A telescope project as a teenager and a lifelong interest in delving deeper into theory have fueled Jorge Nocedal’s career,… Read More

October 10, 2012

Good combination

Sandia National Laboratories’ Bruce Hendrickson has built a career on connections. No, he’s not a social climber. He’s spent his… Read More

July 9, 2012

Honoring a climate model pioneer

For Warren Washington, climate and computers have gone together for more than 50 years. In 1958, as a master’s degree… Read More

November 17, 2010

Early risers

Several scientists supported by the Department of Energy’s Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) were among those who recently… Read More

March 31, 2010

Conquering unfriendly skies

Cecilia Aragon is giving wing to a new way of doing science. It’s not simply an improved tool or technique.… Read More

August 20, 2009

An explosive past

Global climate concerns, energy demand and air pollution worldwide are at all-time highs and have driven an unprecedented push toward… Read More

August 4, 2009

More than a bit faster

Imagine trying to find someone in a New York City telephone book if the names were listed randomly. Scientific databases… Read More

December 23, 2008

Interfaces move; algorithms follow

Mathematician James Sethian works on the edge. He confronts one of the most challenging problems in physics: capturing the behavior… Read More

December 5, 2008