Kathy Yelick

Robert S. Pepper Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Associate Dean for Research, Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society
Senior Advisor on Computing, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Yelick’s research is in high performance computing, programming languages, compilers, parallel algorithms, and automatic performance tuning. She currently leads the ExaBiome project on scalable tools for analyzing microbial data and co-leads the Berkeley Benchmarking and Optimization (Bebop) group. She was the Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences at LBNL from 2010 through 2019 and prior to the led the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC). Yelick 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.