Postdoc Opening: We are currently seeking candidates for a postdoctoral research fellowship beginning in July 2023. The fellow will work primarily with Grey Ballard and Aditya Devarakonda to design, implement, and analyze high-performance algorithms for sparse matrix and tensor computations as part of the Sparsitute. We are particularly interested in scholars who have a strong background in numerical linear algebra, numerical analysis, and/or parallel and high-performance computing. Apply Here

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Grey Ballard
Associate Professor
Wake Forest University

ballard 'at'
237 Manchester Hall

PO Box 7311
Department of Computer Science
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Grey Ballard is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Wake Forest University. After receiving his PhD in computer science from the University of California Berkeley in 2013, he was a Truman Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA. He received his BS in math and computer science at Wake Forest in 2006 and his MA in math at Wake Forest in 2008.

His research interests include numerical linear algebra, high performance computing, and computational science, particularly in developing algorithmic ideas that translate to improved implementations and more efficient software. His work has been recognized with the Wake Forest Excellence in Research Award; an NSF CAREER award; the SIAM Linear Algebra Prize; three conference best paper awards, at SPAA, IPDPS, and ICDM; the C.V. Ramamoorthy Distinguished Research Award at UC Berkeley; and the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award - Honorable Mention.