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University professor elected to National Academy of Engineering

William D. Gropp, porofessor of computer science at the University was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering. This is among one of the highest professional distinctions for an engineer.

“This is a significant recognition and prestigious honor for one of our distinguished faculty,” stated Ilesanmi Adesida, dean of the College of Engineering, according to the press release.

Gropp was elected for his contributions to numerical software in the area of linear algebra and high-performance parallel and distributed computation. He joined University faculty in 2007.

Gropp’s other accomplishments include a major role in creating the MPI, the standard inter-processor communication interface for large-scale parallel computers, and other advanced computing projects. He previously received the IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award honoring innovative uses of high performance computing in problem solving, according to the press release.

For more information, contact William Gropp, Paul and Cynthia Saylor professor of computer science, at 244-6720.

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