Argonne National Laboratory Distinguished Fellow to Speak in MASC Applied Mathematics Seminar

Lois Curfman McInnes
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Lois Curfman McInnes

Lois Curfman McInnes, a senior computational scientist and Argonne distinguished Fellow in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory, will deliver a virtual talk on "Scientific software ecosystems and communities: Why we need them and how each of us can help them thrive" on Friday, Sept. 16. The talk will be from 2 to 3 p.m. in room 204 of the Science Engineering Hall and Zoom.

The work of McInnes focuses on high-performance computational science, with emphasis on scalable numerical libraries and community collaboration toward productive and sustainable software ecosystems. She serves as deputy director of software technology in the DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP). She also co-leads the IDEAS scientific software productivity project, which focuses on improving software productivity and sustainability as a key aspect of advancing scientific productivity. McInnes is a SIAM Fellow and serves on SIAM Council; she serves as chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing (2022-2023). She received the 2015 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science & Engineering and a 2009 R&D 100 Award (with collaborators on the PETSc library); she also received the E.O. Lawrence Award in 2011 for outstanding contributions in R&D supporting the US Department of Energy.

The U of A's Department of Mathematical Sciences Applied Mathematics Seminar is open to the public, but registration is required for online participation. For more information and registration, please visit

This seminar is organized by Tulin Kaman, assistant professor, and Lawrence Jesser Toll Jr., Endowed Chair of Mathematical Sciences, and supported by the U of A's Department of Mathematical Sciences.


Tulin Kaman, assistant professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences


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