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Aron Ahmadia

  • Computational Scientist
  • Research Scientist
  • Columbia University
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Recent publications

  • Accessible, Extensible, Scalable Tools for Wave Propagation Problems

    • Ketcheson D
    • Mandli K
    • Ahmadia A
    • et al.
  • PetClaw : A Scalable Parallel Nonlinear Wave Propagation Solver for Python

    • Alghamdi A
    • Ahmadia A
    • Ketcheson D
    • et al.

Professional experience

Research Scientist

Columbia University

October 2012 - Present

Computational Scientist

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

March 2009 - October 2012(4 years)


Ph.D., Applied Mathematics

Columbia University

September 2005 - May 2010(5 years)

B.S. Computer Engineering

Illinois Institute of Technology

September 2000 - May 2005(5 years)

Research interests

Reproducible ResearchCombinatorial OptimizationHigh Performance OptimizationHigh Performance Scientific ComputingNumerical Linear AlgebraComputational Science


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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