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Bruce Hendrickson, Ph.D.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Bruce Hendrickson is Associate Director for Computing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). In this role, he leads an organization of around 1100 computing professional with responsibility for the full breadth of the Laboratory’s computational needs including research, platforms, and services. Hendrickson sets strategic directions, is an advocate for computing and information technology (IT) activities at LLNL, and contributes to national strategies and initiative. A major focus for Computing is on the mathematics, algorithms, systems software, and platforms for advanced modeling and simulation. A growing emphasis is on the development and application of data science technologies to address the Laboratory’s complex applications. An additional priority is providing world-class information technology support for the Laboratory’s diverse mission and business needs.

Hendrickson came to the Laboratory after a long career at Sandia National Laboratories where he led the Center for Computational Research and managed Sandia’s Advanced Simulation and Computing program. Hendrickson has degrees in Mathematics and Physics from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University. He is a highly published and cited scientist and his research has garnered a number of international awards. His research interests include computational science, parallel algorithms, combinatorial scientific computing, linear algebra, data mining, graph algorithms and computer architecture. Hendrickson is a former Hertz Fellow and is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.