Katherine Yelick

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Katherine A. Yelick
Kathy Yelick in front of Hopper Cray XE6
Kathy Yelick in front of Hopper Cray XE6
Thesis Using abstraction in explicitly parallel programs (1990)
Doctoral advisor John Guttag

Katherine Anne "Kathy" Yelick is the associate laboratory director for computing sciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and was formerly the director of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center.[1] She is also an author of many peer reviewed articles and two books. Besides being an author she is also a co-inventor of the Unified Parallel C and a co-developer of the self-tuned library. She obtained her PhD in both electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then became a professor in both fields at the University of California, Berkeley. Currently she is a member of both the California Council on Science and Technology and the National Academies Committee.[2][3] In 2012 she was named as an ACM Fellow and in 2013 she received the ACM Athena Lecturer award.[4][5][6]

Yelick is married to UC Berkeley co-faculty James Demmel who also works in computer science and numerical linear algebra.[7]


  1. ^ "Women @ Energy: Kathy Yelick". Department of Energy. March 12, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  2. ^ "CCST Council - Katherin A. Yelick". CCST. 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  3. ^ Advances in Computers: High Performance Computing Marvin Zelkowitz - 2009 "Katherine Yelick is the Director of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California .."
  4. ^ "ACM Awards - Kathy Yellick". Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  5. ^ "ACM COUNCIL ON WOMEN HONORS WORLD LEADER IN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING" (PDF) (Press release). ACM. 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  6. ^ "SC13 to Feature ACM Athena Lecturer Katherine Yelick" (Press release). supercomputing.org. 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  7. ^ Wong, Patty (February 14, 2002), "Faculty Couples Keep Love Alive at Work", The Daily Californian .