LANS People

Lois Curfman McInnes

Computational Scientist, MCS
Fellow, CI

Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue
Building 240
Argonne, IL 60439
(630) 252-5170

[personal website]

Lois Curfman McInnes is a Computational Scientist in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory. She received a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Virginia in 1993. Her research focuses on numerical algorithms and software for the parallel solution of large-scale scientific applications involving nonlinear partial differential equations and related optimization problems. In particular, she develops such software tools within the PETSc and TAO libraries. Her research interests include parallel numerical software tools and interoperablity issues; numerical methods for nonlinear PDEs; large-scale scientific applications, including fusion and accelerator modeling; and multiphysics algorithms and software.

Selected Research Projects:

TAO : Toolkit for Advanced Optimization

CCA : Common Component Architecture

PETSc : Portable, Extensible Toolkit for Scientific Computation

CACHE Institute : Communication Avoidance and Communication Hiding at the Extreme Scale

Text Mining


Agent-based Modeling


Human Neuroscience Laboratory

Natural Language Processing and Ontologies