Dr. Hill received her Ph.D. in Computational Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004. She is the Program Manager for the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program at the Leadership Computing Facilities at ORNL and Argonne National Laboratory. Prior to joining ORNL, she was a member of the Computation, Computers, Information and Mathematics Center at Sandia National Laboratories from 2005 to 2008. Dr. Hill specializes in the development, implementation, and application of numerical methods for massively parallel computers to a variety of applications in computational fluid dynamics. Her interests include multiphysics and multidomain coupling methods, implicit interface methods, and large-scale PDE-constrained optimization. She serves as a reviewer for Computer Physics Communications, the International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering, Applied Numerical Mathematics, Supercomputing, INCITE, and DoD and DOE ASCR proposals, and has served on the programming committee for a number of computational conferences. In 2005, she was named the Fred Howes Scholar in Computational Science for her leadership, character, and technical achievement in the field of computational science.
As Group Leader for Scientific Computing in the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS), Dr. Hill assumes responsibility for managing leading-edge research and application partnerships with the users of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) high-performance computing (HPC) systems and for conducting research on HPC tools and algorithms. As a member of the NCCS Senior Leadership Team, her responsibilities will cover a wide range of HPC applications, such as earth science, nuclear physics, astrophysics, materials science, chemistry, and data-intensive and data-driven science.