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Hans De Sterck

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Phone: 1-519-888-4567 ext. 37550
Office: MC 6108

Hans De Sterck is Professor in Computational Mathematics and Scientific Computing at the Department of Applied Mathematics of the University of Waterloo. He is a member of the Centre for Computational Mathematics in Industry and Commerce at the University of Waterloo, and is cross-affiliated to the Scientific Computation Group of the School of Computer Science. He served as Graduate Advisor for the new Master's program in Computational Mathematics (2007-2010), and as Waterloo Site Leader for SHARCNET (2007-2009). He is serving as Associate Editor of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (since 2008), and as Vice Chair of the SIAM activity group on Computational Science and Engineering (SIAG CSE) (2015-2016). He co-chaired the 2015 SIAM conference on Computational Science and Engineering, which was the largest SIAM conference to date.

He did his PhD research at the University of Leuven, Belgium, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, USA. Before joining the University of Waterloo in 2004, he did post-doctoral research work at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Belgium, and in Tom Manteuffel's and Steve McCormick's Multilevel Computation group at the Department of Applied Mathematics of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The overall ambition of his research is to develop efficient mathematical techniques and scalable parallel methods for the solution of scientific and engineering problems on large-scale computer infrastructure. In particular, he works on multilevel numerical linear algebra methods, numerical methods for PDEs, and novel platforms for scientific computing including GPUs and clouds. His research finds applications in large-scale computing for information retrieval (including Markov chains, clustering, image processing, graph analysis), and in computational fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics for astrophysics and geophysics.

Postal Address: Hans De Sterck, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1, Canada