Luke Olson

  • lukeo
  • 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

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Quick Info

I am in the Scientific Computing Group in the Department of Computer Science. Learn more about my research 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



  • Professor, Assoc. Prof., Asst. Prof., Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005-present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor/NSF VIGRE Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 2003-2005


  • PhD (2003), Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder
    • Thesis: Multilevel Least-Squares Finite Element Methods for Hyperbolic PDEs
  • MS (1999), Mathematics (Applied), University of Iowa
  • BA (1997), Physics and Mathematics, Luther College