SIAM announced its 2021 Class of Fellows, including LLNL computational mathematician Rob Falgout. Falgout is best known for his development of multigrid methods and for hypre, one of the world’s most popular parallel multigrid codes.

# Topic: *Computational Math*

Our researchers will be well represented at the virtual SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE21) on March 1–5. SIAM is the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics with an international community of more than 14,500 individual members.

SUNDIALS is a SUite of Nonlinear and DIfferential/ALgebraic equation Solvers for initial value problems for ordinary differential equation systems, sensitivity analysis capabilities, additive Runge-Kutta methods, differential-algebraic equation systems, nonlinear algebraic systems, and more.

An LLNL team has developed a “Learn-by-Calibrating” method for creating powerful scientific emulators that could be used as proxies for far more computationally intensive simulators.

Three papers address feature importance estimation under distribution shifts, attribute-guided adversarial training, and uncertainty matching in graph neural networks.

Proxy apps serve as specific targets for testing and simulation without the time, effort, and expertise that porting or changing most production codes would require.

The Association for Women in Mathematics has named computational scientist Carol Woodward as a 2021 fellow, recognizing her commitment to supporting and advancing women in the mathematical sciences.

The SAMRAI library is the code base in CASC for exploring application, numerical, parallel computing, and software issues associated with structured adaptive mesh refinement.

This summer, the Computing Scholar Program welcomed 160 undergraduate and graduate students into virtual internships. The Lab’s open-source community was already primed for student participation.

Lawrence Livermore National Lab has named Stefanie Guenther as Computing’s fourth Sidney Fernbach Postdoctoral Fellow in the Computing Sciences. This highly competitive fellowship is named after LLNL’s former Director of Computation and is awarded to exceptional candidates who demonstrate the potential for significant achievements in computational mathematics, computer science, data science, or scientific computing.

This video describes MFEM (Modular Finite Element Methods), an open-source software library that provides advanced mathematical algorithms for use by scientific applications.

The Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations recently released MFEM v4.1, which introduces features important for the nation’s first exascale supercomputers. LLNL's Tzanio Kolev explains.

Highlights include response to the COVID-19 pandemic, high-order matrix-free algorithms, and managing memory spaces.

Alyson Fox is a math geek. She has three degrees in the subject—including a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder—and her passion for solving complex challenges drives her work at LLNL’s Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC).

The early-March event was the third annual WiDS Livermore event, featuring speakers, a career panel, mentoring, and a livestream.

LLNL bested more than two dozen teams to place first overall in Challenge 1 of the DOE Grid Optimization Competition, aimed at developing a more reliable, resilient, and secure U.S. electrical grid.

The extreme-scale scientific software development kit (xSDK) is an ecosystem of independently developed math libraries and scientific domain components.

Computer scientists and applied mathematicians searched for 1 quadrillion “triangles” using 1 million processors on LLNL’s IBM BlueGene/Q Sequoia supercomputer.

Researchers develop innovative data representations and algorithms to provide faster, more efficient ways to preserve information encoded in data.

Highlights include perspectives on machine learning and artificial intelligence in science, data driven models, autonomous vehicle operations, and the OpenMP standard 5.0.

The Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations (CEED) within the ECP involves more than 30 computational scientists from 2 DOE labs (Livermore and Argonne) and 5 universities.

Simulation workflows for Arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian (ALE) methods are highly complex and often require a manual tuning process. There is an urgent need to semi-automate this process to reduce user burden and improve productivity. To address this need, we are developing novel predictive analytics for simulations and an *in situ* infrastructure for integration of analytics. Our ongoing goals are to predict simulation failures ahead of time and proactively avoid them as much as possible.

Livermore’s *hypre *library of solvers makes larger, more detailed simulations possible by solving problems faster than ever before. It offers one of the most comprehensive suites of scalable parallel linear solvers available for large-scale scientific simulation.

As demonstrated by CASC computer scientists, LLNL's innovative data-driven machine learning techniques teach computers to solve real-world problems.

LLNL’s Center for Applied Scientific Computing looks back at 2018 papers, presentations, and other activities recognizing research and innovation in data science.