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CRD’s Xiaoye "Sherry" Li Named 2016 SIAM Fellow

March 31, 2016

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Xiaoye 'Sherry' Li


Berkeley Lab’s Xiaoye “Sherry” Li has been named a 2016 fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). She is being recognized for advances in the development of fast and scalable sparse matrix algorithms and fostering their use in large-scale scientific and engineering applications. Her areas of impact include computational mathematics, linear algebra and matrix theory.

SIAM Fellows are designated each year to recognize members of the community for their distinguished contributions to the disciplines of applied mathematics, computational science and related fields. The Fellows Selection Committee selects Fellows based on nominations by SIAM members.

Li currently heads the Scalable Solvers Group in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division. Throughout her career Li has co-authored over 90 publications, and contributed to several book chapters.  She is the lead developer of SuperLU, a widely used software package for solving general sparse systems of linear equations, and has contributed to the development of several other mathematical libraries, including ARPREC, LAPACK, PDSLin, STRUMPACK, and XBLAS.

Li received her Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1996 from the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her master’s in computer science and mathematics from Penn State University in 1990 and her bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tsinghua University, China, in 1986.

The new class of fellows will be honored at the SIAM Annual Meeting, which is happening July 11-15, 2016 in Boston, Mass.

See the entire Class of 2016 SIAM Fellows: http://fellows.siam.org/index.php?sort=year&value=2016


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