Argonne National Laboratory

Katherine Heisey

Special Term Appointment - Computational Assistant

Katherine Heisey is the lead developer of Nek5000/Nekbone for the CESAR codesign project. She has performs run time studies on Argonne’s Blue Gene/Q computer and has developed new support tools and methods for Nek5000 that will be able to function in the space of up to 2 billion elements.

While still an undergraduate, Heisey worked in the MCS Division as a summer student in 2009. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago, she joined Argonne as a scientific assistant (term).

Research Interests

  • Scalable fluids simulation
  • Multigrid methods, preconditioners
  • Advanced algorithms and software