Colloquium Presentation by Former Baylor Ph.D. Student Dr. Jennifer Loe

January 25, 2023
Dr. Jennifer Loe

Dr. Jennifer Loe, presents a talk entitled "A Mathematician’s Work at Sandia National Laboratories" Thursday, January 26 from 3:30-4:30 pm; Sid Richardson Building 207.

Dr. Jennifer Loe is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in the Scalable Algorithms Department in the Center for Computing Research. She completed her Ph.D. in mathematics at Baylor University in December 2019 under the supervision of Dr. Ron Morgan. In January 2020, she became a postdoc in the Scalable Algorithms department at Sandia and converted to full staff in April 2022. Jennifer primarily works in numerical linear algebra. She is a developer of the Belos package for iterative linear solvers in Trilinos and has also contributed to Kokkos Kernels. Her research interests include GMRES, polynomial preconditioning, and mixed-precision solvers.

Abstract: What is a National Lab? What kind of work do scientists do there? Can I work there with my graduate degree from Baylor? Dr. Jennifer Loe will talk about her path from the Baylor Mathematics Department to Sandia National Laboratories. She will share how she got an internship there, how that internship turned into a postdoc position, and finally how she became a staff member. She will discuss various research paths in mathematics and computer science at Sandia. Finally, she will conclude with a brief presentation of her current research in graph partitioning algorithms and in mixed precision linear solver.