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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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accelerated by fast solvers Automated code generation for FEM and BEM Vortex particle methods Earthquake modeling FractSoftware for computational science Modeling of scientific computation Fast summation methods Radial basis function methods FEM and BEM

About

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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Publications

Unstructured geometric multigrid in two and three dimensions on complex and graded meshes

  • Brune P
  • Knepley M
  • Scott L
SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (2013)
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Computational science and re-discovery: open-source implementation of ellipsoidal harmonics for problems in potential theory

  • Bardhan J
  • Knepley M
Computational Science & Discovery (2012)
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PyClaw: Accessible, Extensible, Scalable Tools for Wave Propagation Problems

  • Ketcheson D
  • Mandli K
  • Ahmadia A
SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (2012)
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Biomolecular electrostatics using a fast multipole BEM on up to 512 gpus and a billion unknowns

  • Yokota R
  • Bardhan J
  • Knepley M
Computer Physics Communications (2011)
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Secondary thermal cracks in EGS: A variational approach

  • Bourdin B
  • Maurini C
  • Knepley M
Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council (2010)
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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)

Education history

Phd

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)