## Biography

*Rob Bisseling*

Since March 1, 2009 I am a full professor
in Scientific Computing at the Mathematics Department of Utrecht University,
the Netherlands, where I have been employed since 1993.
My main research field is parallel computing.
My current research interests are sparse matrix computations,
bioinformatics, fast Fourier and related transforms.
I am the program leader of
the Master's program in Scientific Computing,
a 2-year research master with an interdisciplinary flavour
of the Graduate School of Natural Sciences.
One course I teach, and which I particularly like, is
Parallel Algorithms ,
which has the bulk synchronous parallel (BSP) model as
its basis. Based on the course, I wrote a book,
Parallel Scientific Computation: A Structured Approach using BSP and MPI,
by Rob H. Bisseling,
Oxford University Press,
March 2004. ISBN 978-0-19-852939-2.
In Spring 2004, I spent three months as a visiting researcher at
Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, USA,
investigating parallel hypergraph partitioning.
In Spring 2000, I was a visiting fellow
funded by EPSRC at the Oxford University Computing Laboratory.
In Spring 1997, I was a visiting scientist at
Silicon Graphics Biomedical in Jerusalem.
In Spring 2010, I was a visiting scientist at the Hiepacs joint laboratory
of CERFACS and INRIA in Toulouse, France within the European MyPlanet project.

From 1987 to 1993 I worked as a research mathematician
at the Mathematics and Computer Science department
of the Koninklijke/Shell-Laboratory in
Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I investigated parallel algorithms
for numerical linear algebra with applications
in oil refinery optimisation and polymer simulation.

I received a PhD degree in theoretical chemistry from
the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, in 1987.
The title of my PhD thesis is
"Fast Integral Transforms as a Tool in Molecular Dynamics".
The subject of this work is the use of spectral methods
for the solution of the time-dependent Schrödinger equation.

I received BSc and MSc degrees in mathematics, cum laude,
in 1977 and 1981, respectively,
from the Catholic University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
My master's thesis is in the area of functional analysis.

*Last update of this page: July 27, 2010*
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