William Gropp

2017-2019 Board of Governors

william gropp

William Gropp holds the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the Department of Computer Science, is director of the Parallel Computing Institute, and is chief scientist of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He received a PhD in computer science from Stanford University, and was on the faculty of Yale University’s Computer Science Department from 1982–1990. From 1990–2007, Gropp was a member of the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He received the CS’s Sidney Fernbach award in 2008 and the IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing in 2010, each recognizing his contributions to the MPI standard.

Gropp’s research interests are in parallel computing, software for scientific computing, and numerical methods for partial differential equations. His CS activities include leadership positions in the SC and Cluster conferences, including SC13 general chair, and membership in many technical program committees. Gropp has coauthored five books, 75 journals, and nearly 200 conference papers. He recently co-chaired a national academy study on the future of advanced computing for NSF. Gropp is a Fellow of ACM, IEEE, and SIAM, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.