Alex Pothen

Alex Pothen is a Professor of Computer Science at Purdue. Alex's research interests are in combinatorial scientific computing (CSC), parallel computing, and bioinformatics algorithms. He served as the Director of the CSCAPES Institute, a pioneering research institute in CSC during 2006-2012, and also as the Director of the Computing Research Institute at Purdue during 2008-2010.

CSC is an interdisciplinary research area where discrete mathematics and algorithms are applied to combinatorial problems from Computational Science and Engineering. CSC links scientific computing to algorithmic computer science. More information about the CSC research community and the biennial SIAM Workshops on CSC are available here.

Recent news from my research group:
Ariful Azad, former PhD student, has been appointed as a Staff scientist in the Performance and Algorithms Group at Lawrence Berekeley National Lab.
Two of our papers have been published in the inaugural SIAM Proceedings on CSC. Here is the paper on algorithms for b-Edgecover; and here is the paper on combinatorial aspects of Hessian computation in Algorithmic Differentiation.
AD 2016, Oxford, Sep. 2016 Our group gave three talks at this conference.
Mu Wang was awarded the John R. Rice fellowship in CSE for 2016.
Yu-Hong Yeung presented simulations of eye surgery at SIGGraph 2016.
Arif Khan presented scalable b-Matching algorithms at Supercomputing 2016.
More exciting news at the column on the right.