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Paul Fischer

Paul Fischer is a Blue Waters Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in the departments of Computer Science and Mechanical Science & Engineering. He is the chief architect of the open source thermal fluids software, Nek5000, which scales beyond a million processes and is currently used by over 400 researchers in academia and industry.  Fischer's work on high-order numerical methods for partial differential equations, scalable linear solvers, and high-performance computing has been recognized with the Gordon Bell Prize in high-performance computing and the 2016 R&D 100 Award.  He is currently deputy director of the Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations, which is part of the DOE Exascale Computing Project.