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Aron Ahmadia

  • Computational Scientist
  • Research Scientist
  • Columbia University
  • 31


  • 21


Research interests

Computational Science Numerical Linear Algebra High Performance Scientific Computing High Performance Optimization Combinatorial Optimization Reproducible Research


Born and raised on the Big Island of Hawai'i, Aron Ahmadia graduated from Waiakea High School in 2000. He started an undergraduate career in Computer Engineering, but later adjusted his focus to computational science after several rewarding research experiences with Gemini Telescope, the Thirty Meter Telescope Project, and the Overwhelmingly Large Telescope Project under mentors Dr. Brent Ellerbroek, Dr. Curtis Vogel, and Dr. Miska Le Louarn. Inspired and guided by PETSc developers Dr. Barry Smith and Dr. Matthew Knepley, Aron applied for and received admission to the Applied Mathematics program at Columbia University, where Prof. David Keyes served as his adviser, mentor, and friend until the successful defense and deposit of his PhD in 2010. Aron has been working as a Computational Scientist for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology since March of 2009, where he enjoys the occassional stint as lecturer (Parallel Computing Paradigms, Fall 2010), research time on Shaheen, their 65,536 core supercomputer, and the occasional dive with whale sharks.

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  • Gustavo Chávez

    Gustavo Chávez

  • Razen AlHharbi

    Razen AlHharbiKing Abdullah University of science and Technology (KAUST)

  • Majed Sahli

    Majed Sahli

  • Rio Yokota

    Rio YokotaTokyo Institute of Technology

  • Robert Cloud

    Robert CloudUAB Department of Radiology

  • Patrick Wagstrom

    Patrick Wagstrom

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Professional experience

Research Scientist

Columbia University

October 2012 - Present

Computational Scientist

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

March 2009 - October 2012 (4 years)

Education history

Columbia University

Ph.D., Applied Mathematics

September 2005 - May 2010 (5 years)

Illinois Institute of Technology

B.S. Computer Engineering

September 2000 - May 2005 (5 years)