Ronald F. Boisvert leads the Applied and Computational Mathematics Division of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Purdue University in 1979 and has been at NIST since then. His research interests include numerical solution of partial differential equations, mathematical software, and information services that support computational science. He contributed to the development of the original ELLPACK system for elliptic boundary value problems, the NBS Core Math Library, VFFTPACK (for vectorized FFTs), VFNLIB (for vectorized Bessel functions), the Guide to Available Mathematical Software, and the Matrix Market. He is one of the principal editors for the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (1992-2005), Co-Chair of the Numerics Working Group of the Java Grande Forum (1998-2003), Chair of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 2.5 on Numerical Software (2000-2012), and Co-Chair of the Publications Board of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (2005-2013). He is a member of the ACM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the IEEE Computer Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
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