Dr. Masha Sosonkina

Scientist, Ames Laboratory and Adjunct Professor, Iowa State University
336 Wilhelm Hall
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone 515-294-6751
Email mashas@iastate.edu

Research Interests

  • High-performance computing and applications
  • Data-intensive scientific computing
  • Very large-scale multicore architectures
  • Distributed and cloud computing
  • Applied software engineering
  • Adaptive algorithm infrastructure
  • Performance and scalability analysis
  • Parallel numerical algorithms

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D., Computer Science and Applications, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 1997
  • B.S., M.S., Programming Theory and Applied Mathematics Kiev State University, Ukraine, 1992

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Iowa State University, 2007 – Present
  •  Scientist, Scalable Computing Laboratory, Ames Laboratory USDOE, 2003 – Present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, Iowa State University, 2003 – Present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1997 – 2005
  • Research Associate, Ames Laboratory, 1999; 2001 – 2003
  • Research Associate, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech, 1999; 1997
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota, 1998

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

He J; Watson L T; Sosonkina M . 2009. Algorithm 897: VTDIRECT95: Serial and Parallel Codes for the Global Optimization Algorithm DIRECT. Acm Transactions on Mathematical Software. 36:17. abstract
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Laghave N; Sosonkina M; Maris P; Vary J P . 2009. Benefits of Parallel I/O in Ab Initio Nuclear Physics Calculations. Computational Science - Iccs 2009, Part I. 5544:84-931030. abstract
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Seshagiri L; Sosonkina M; Zhang Z . 2009. Electronic Structure Calculations and Adaptation Scheme in Multi-core Computing Environments. Computational Science - Iccs 2009, Part I. 5544:3-121030. abstract
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He J; Verstak A; Watson L T; Sosonkina M . 2008. Design and implementation of a massively parallel version of DIRECT. Computational Optimization and Applications. 40:217-245. abstract
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Kahou G A A; Grigori L; Sosonkina M . 2008. A partitioning algorithm for block-diagonal matrices with overlap. Parallel Computing. 34:332-344. abstract
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Sosonkina M; Liu F; Bramley R . 2008. Usability levels for sparse linear algebra components. Concurrency and Computation-Practice & Experience. 20:1439-1454. abstract
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Kenny J P; Janssen C L; Gordon M S; Sosonkina M; Windus T L . 2008. A component approach to collaborative scientific software development: Tools and techniques utilized by the Quantum Chemistry Science Application Partnership. Scientific Programming. 16:287-296. abstract
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Sosonkina M; Sharda A; Negoita A; Vary J P; Bubak M; VanAlbada G D; Dongarra J; Sloot P M A . 2008. Integration of ab initio nuclear physics calculations with optimization techniques. Computational Science - Iccs 2008, Pt 1. 5101:833-842. abstract
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Jones J; Sosonkina M; Saad Y . 2007. Component-based iterative methods for sparse linear systems. Concurrency and Computation-Practice & Experience. 19:625-635. abstract
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