Lois Curfman McInnes is an Argonne Distinguished Fellow in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory. Her work focuses on high-performance computational science, with emphasis on scalable numerical libraries and community collaboration toward productive and sustainable software ecosystems. Lois serves as Deputy Director of Software Technology for the U.S. DOE Exascale Computing Project. 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. During 2014-2018, Lois led community collaboration on the Extreme-scale Scientific Software Development Kit (xSDK), advancing interoperability among high-performance numerical libraries. Lois’s early work focused on developing scalable nonlinear solvers in the Portable, Extensible Toolkit for Scientific Computation (PETSc), which provides the foundation of a wide variety of high-performance scientific applications. She received the 2015 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science & Engineering and a 2009 R&D 100 Award, as part of the core PETSc development group, as well as the E.O. Lawrence Award in 2011 for outstanding contributions in R&D supporting DOE and its missions. Lois is a member of ACM, IEEE, and SIAM; she is a SIAM Fellow and serves on SIAM Council.
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