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Xiaoye "Sherry" Li to Lead CRD Scalable Solvers Group

February 12, 2016


Xiaoye "Sherry" Li

Sherry Li has been selected to lead the Scalable Solvers Group in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division (CRD). Her appointment was effective on February 12, 2016.

Li is a senior scientist at Berkeley Lab, and joined the Lab in 1996. She was one of the first hires in the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) when that facility was relocated to Berkeley Lab.

Li has background in applied mathematics and computer science. In particular, she is well known internationally for her work on methods and software for sparse matrix computations. The software package, SuperLU, for solving general sparse systems of linear equations, which Li authored, is widely used in many scientific applications at DOE labs, as well as in academia and industry. Li also collaborates extensively with computational scientists in various domains, such as fusion, accelerator physics, and analysis of X-ray scattering data.

Li received her Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1996 from the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her master’s in computer science and mathematics from Penn State University in 1990 and her bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tsinghua University, China, in 1986.