I develop algorithms to help scientists run high-resolution simulations on supercomputers. Modern supercomputers and scientific math models have such different inherent characteristics that scientists can’t simply plop the model onto the computer and assume the problem will be solved efficiently. Our algorithms fit the math model to the computer and—the most interesting part—adapt the fit to the problem.
At LLNL, I get to work with some of the brightest scientists in the world, and I have access to the fastest computers, too.
I also volunteer for AFS, a world-wide high school student exchange organization. I support students and their host families, and I help train other support volunteers.