Alice Koniges

  • Graduate Faculty and Research Principal Investigator, University of Hawaii

    Alice Koniges is a Research Principal Investigator at the University of Hawaii (UH) and also a cooperating member of the graduate faculty in UH’s Information and Computer Science Department. She has a passion for helping others with practical demonstrations of the real utility of High Performance Computing (HPC). She leads efforts in scientific computing with an emphasis on complex physics and mathematical models using differential equations, HPC modeling for the Maui High Performance Computing Center, and ML/DL/AI applications. She is associate editor of the International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, and has published over 100 refereed papers with more than 1500 citations, and has two books, “Industrial Strength Parallel Computing” and “OpenMP Common Core.” She has served as a mentor to more than 15 post-docs, graduate students and is the first woman to receive a PhD in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University. She currently serves as principal investigator on research grants from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative. Dr. Koniges’ team develops the PISALE (Pacific Island Structured-amr with ALE) code that models plasma and fluids, including unique applications relevant to the Hawaiian Islands. The code can run for many hours on the world’s largest computing platforms often generating terabytes of data that require 3D rendering and processing. Previous to Hawaii, Alice was at Berkeley Laboratory, and also held joint appointments with UC Berkeley and UCLA. She led applications for the DOE exascale project XPRESS which demonstrated a major milestone in supercomputing. She also previously served as Head of Institutional Computing at the DOE Livermore Lab and pioneered several Cooperative Research and Development Agreements with Industry to advance HPC applications for the government.