Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science
Joined department: 1997
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1968)
Ahmed Sameh is the Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science. His current research interests
include numerical linear algebra, and the design and performance analysis of parallel numerical
algorithms needed in various science and engineering applications. He has served on the editorial
boards of: IEEE Transactions on Computers, Computing, SIAM Journal on
Scientific and Statistical Computing, Parallel Computing, Journal of Parallel and
Distributed Computing, Computer Physics Communications, International Journal of
High Speed Computing, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications, IEEE Computing in
Science and Engineering, and International Journal of Parallel Programming.
He joined Purdue in 1997 as Head of Computer Science, after being head of computer science at the
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and the holder of the William Norris Chair for Large-Scale
Computing. He was also a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from 1968 to 1991, and 1992-93. During his tenure at Illinois, he
served as an associate director, and director, of the Center for Supercomputing Research and
He is a Fellow of ACM, IEEE, AAAS, SIAM, and IACM. He has also received the IEEE's 1999 Harry Goode
Award for "seminal and influential work in parallel numerical algorithms.
A. Klinvex, F. Saied, and A. Sameh, "Parallel Implementations of the trace minimization scheme
TraceMIN for the sparse symmetric eigenvalue problem", Computers and Mathematics with
Applications, 2012, Elsevier, doi:10.1016/j.camwa.2012.06.011.
M. Sathe, O. Schenk, B. Ucar, and A. Sameh, "A Scalable Hybrid Linear Solver Based on Combinatorial
Algorithms", in Combinatorial Scientific Computing, pp. 95-127, 2012, Editors: U. Nauman and
O. Schenk, CRC Press.
M. Manguoglu, M. Koyuturk, A. Sameh, and A. Grama, "Weighted Matrix Ordering and Parallel Banded
Preconditioners for Iterative System Solvers", SIAM J. on Sc. Comp.Vol. 32, pp. 1201-1216,
Ahmed Sameh, A Computing Platform for Parallel Sparse Matrix Computations, Army Research
Ahmed Sameh, CSR: Large: Collaborative Research Kali: A System for Sequential Programming of
Multicore Processors, National Science Foundation, 8/1/2011-7/31/2015.
Ahmed Sameh, Parallel Sparse Linear System and Eigenvalue Problem Solvers: From Multicore to
Petascale Computing, Department of Defense, 9/15/2011-10/14/2014.
Ahmed Sameh, S12-SSE: Collaborative Research: SPIKE-An Implementation of a Recursive
Divide-and-Conquer Parallel Strategy for Solving Large Systems of Linear Equations, National
Science Foundation, 10/1/2011-9/30/2014.
Ahmed Sameh, Support for Deaglan Halligan from Sandia National Labs, Sandia Labs,
Ananth Y. Grama and Ahmed Sameh, VPR SIRG: J.Murthy, PRISM grant ~ 103080~, Purdue
Jayathi Murthy, Muhammad A Alam, Anil Kumar Bajaj, Weinong W Chen, Ananth Y. Grama, Dimitrios
Peroulis, Alejandro H Strachan, and Ahmed Sameh, PRISM: Center for Prediction of Reliability,
Integrity and Survivability of Microsystems, Department of Energy, 4/15/2008-4/14/2013.
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