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Matthew Knepley

  • Computational Scientist
  • Senior Res. Assoc., Computation Institute
  • Chicago State University Department of Geography Sociology History African American Studies and Anthropology
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Recent publications

  • High accuracy mantle convection simulation through modern numerical methods - II: Realistic models and problems

    • Heister T
    • Dannberg J
    • Gassmöller R
    • et al.
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  • Numerical Methods for Mantle Convection

    • Zhong S
    • Yuen D
    • Moresi L
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Senior Res. Assoc., Computation Institute

The University of Chicago

July 2009 - Present

Fellow, Computation Institute

The University of Chicago

May 2008 - Present

Visiting Assistant Professor

Rush University Medical Center

July 2006 - Present

Assistant Computational Mathematician

Argonne National Laboratory

September 2004 - July 2009(5 years)

Postdoctoral Researcher

Argonne National Laboratory

September 2001 - August 2004(3 years)

Research Scientist

Akamai Technologies, Inc.

February 2000 - August 2001(2 years)



Purdue Universiity

January 1997 - December 2000(4 years)

M.S. Computer Science

University of Minnesota

August 1995 - December 1996(a year)

B.S. Mathematical Physics

Case Western Reserve University

August 1990 - May 1994(4 years)


Matthew G. Knepley received his B.S. in Physics from Case Western Reserve University in 1994, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota in 1996, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University in 2000. He was a Research Scientist at Akamai Technologies in 2000 and 2001. Afterwards, he joined the Mathematics and Computer Science department at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), where he was an Assistant Computational Mathematician, and a Fellow in the Computation Institute at University of Chicago. In 2009, he joined the Computation Institute as a Senior Research Associate. His research focuses on scientific computation, including fast methods, parallel computing, software development, numerical analysis, and multicore architectures. He is an author of the widely used PETSc library for scientific computing from ANL, and is a principal designer of the PetFMM and PetRBF libraries, for the parallel fast multipole method and parallel radial basis function interpolation. He was a J.~T. Oden Faculty Research Fellow at the Institute for Computation Engineering and Sciences, UT Austin, in 2008, and won the R&D 100 Award in 2009 as part of the PETSc team.

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