Research Expertise and Interest
high performance computing, partitioned Global Address Space programming, communication-avoiding algorithms, automatic performance tuning, high performance data analytics, computational biology
Katherine (Kathy) Yelick is the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Robert S. Pepper Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. She is also a Senior Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Yelick's research is in high performance computing, programming languages, compilers, and parallel algorithms. She currently leads the ExaBiome project on scalable tools for analyzing microbial data and co-leads the Berkeley Benchmarking and Optimization (Bebop) group. She is known for her work on partitioned global address space languages, automatic performance tuning, high performance genome analysis. She was the Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences at LBNL from 2010 through 2019 and prior to that led the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC). She is a member of National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and she is a Fellow of both the Association for Computing Machinery and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.