Luke Olson

  • lukeo illinois.edu
  • 4312 Siebel Center
  • 217-244-8422 (x4-8422)
  • Siebel Center for Computer Science
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    201 N. Goodwin Ave.
    Urbana , IL 61801
    USA

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Quick Info

Learn more about my reserach in sparse matrix computations, finite elements, and high performance computing HERE.

Current course that I am teaching are

I'm currently involved with the following activities; contact me if you want to know more!

  • XPACC: Center for Exascale Simulation of Plasma-Coupled Combustion
  • PyAMG: Algebraic multigrid solvers in Python.
  • CUSP: A C++ Templated Sparse Matrix Library
  • Github
  • BitBucket

About

Background:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011-present
  • Visiting Affiliate, Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, University of Minnesota, 2011 (fall)
  • Affiliate Faculty, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010-present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005-2011
  • Visiting Assistant Professor/NSF VIGRE Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 2003-2005

Education:

  • PhD (2003), Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder
    • Thesis: Multilevel Least-Squares Finite Element Methods for Hyperbolic PDEs
    • Advisors: Tom Manteuffel, Steve McCormick
  • MS (1999), Mathematics (Applied), University of Iowa
    • Areas: PDEs, ODEs, Optimization, Numerical Analysis
  • BA (1997), Physics and Mathematics, Luther College