Alice Evelyn Koniges
Email: aekoniges at lbl dot gov
Phone: 510 486-7481
Fax: 510 486-4316
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory/NERSC
1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720-8150
Alice Koniges is a Computational Physicist and Computer Scientist at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center at the Berkeley Lab, in California. Her current research interests include programming models for multicore architectures, benchmarking and performance optimization of application codes, development of Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) and Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) algorithms for time-dependent PDE's, and application supercomputing in plasma physics, laser physics, and energy research. She regularly gives tutorials and short courses on application supercomputing.
Previous to joining the Berkeley Lab in 2009, she held various positions at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, including management of the Lab's institutional computing. She recently led the effort to develop a new 3D multiscale multiphysics code (ALE-AMR) that is used predict the impacts of target shrapnel and debris on the operation of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) the world's most powerful laser.
Alice is the
first woman ever to receive a PhD in Applied and Computational
Mathematics at Princeton University. She also holds MSE and MA degrees
from Princeton, and a BA from the University of California, San Diego.
She is editor and lead author of the book Industrial Strength Parallel
Computing, (Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2000), and has published more than 80 refereed technical papers.
From 1995 to
1997, Alice led the Parallel Applications Technology Program at LLNL.
This was the LLNL portion of the largest (12 million) CRADA (Cooperative
Research and Development Agreement) ever undertaken by the Department
of Energy. She spent 1998 at the Max-Planck Institute
in Garching, Germany (Computer Center and Plasma Physics Institute),
where she was a consultant to users at the Institute, assisting in the
conversion of applications codes for parallel computers.