At Lake Del Valle, Livermore

        Tamara G. Kolda
Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 969, Mail Stop 9159
Livermore, CA 94551

Buried in sparse tensors
(from Sandia Research Magazine)

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Tamara (Tammy) Kolda is a member of the Data Science and Cyber Analytics Department at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA. She earned her Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Maryland at College Park. She was awarded the Householder Postdoctoral Fellowship in Scientific Computing at Oak Ridge National Lab in 1997. She joined Sandia in 1999 and was named a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in 2010. She received a 2003 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), was named a Distinguished Scientist of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in 2011 and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 2015. She was the winner of an R&D100 award and three best paper prizes at international conferences. Her work has been cited more than 8,500 times, and her 2009 article on Tensor Decompositions and Applications is currently the #1 most-downloaded article over all SIAM journals. She has led numerous projects in computational science and data analysis on topics in multilinear algebra and tensor decompositions, graph models and algorithms, data mining, optimization, nonlinear solvers, parallel computing and the design of scientific software. She has mentored more nineteen summer interns and six postdocs. She has given keynotes talks at a variety of meetings including the International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP), the SIAM Conference on Computational Science & Engineering (CS&E), the SIAM Annual Meeting, and the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM). She is currently a two-time elected member of the SIAM Board of Trustees, in her second term as Section Editor for the Software and High Performance Computing Section of SISC, and in her second term as Associate Editor for SIMAX. More... Or see full CV...

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