Background

Wayne Joubert is currently a Computational Scientist in the Scientific Computing Group at the National Center for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He has previously served as Technical Staff Member at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Computer Scientist at LizardTech, Inc., Computer Scientist at Xiylon Software, and Computational Scientist at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.

Joubert specializes in the development of mathematical methods, algorithms and software to help researchers solve science problems more quickly and effectively on advanced computer systems. He is currently the task lead for scientific library readiness for the upcoming ORNL Summit system. As member of the Center for Accelerated Application Readiness he developed the GPU-enabled Sn sweep code for the Denovo radiation transport application and is also part of the application readiness team for the GTC fusion code. He is the author of the CoMet comparative genomics code which scales to multi-petaflop performance on the ORNL Summit system. Previously he was developer of the LAMG algebraic multigrid solver code used by the LANL ASC program, developed linear solver algorithms and software for the R&D 100 Award-winning Falcon reservoir simulation code, and developed innovative Krylov solver methods and preconditioners for parallel computing systems.

Joubert earned his Ph.D in Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin.

Education

University of Texas
Mathematics
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
University of Louisiana
Mathematics
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

R&D Activities Contributions

Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR) - In preparation for next-generation supercomputer Summit, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) selected 13 partnership projects into its Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR)…

Awards

2008 — Who's Who in America

1998 — Computer World Smithsonian Award, Falcon Project

2015 — ORNL Significant Event Award, Summit Acquisition Project

2015 — CUG Best Paper Award

2015 — Gordon Bell Finalist, uDeviceX Project

2014 — ORNL Awards Night, Research Accomplishment, Westinghouse AP1000 Simulation

2013 — ORNL Significant Event Award, Titan Application Readiness

2012 — ORNL CCSD Distinguished Employee Award

2009 — ORNL Significant Event Award, Jaguar Acceptance

1997 — R&D 100 Award, Falcon Project

1996 — Mathematics collaborations: Erdos number 2 ( Erdos > Faber > Joubert )

1996 — LANL IPO Excellence in Industrial Partnerships Award, Falcon Project

Highlights