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David Brown Takes Over Horst Simon's Former Spot at LBNL

This week LBNL announced that David Brown, who is currently the Deputy Associate Director for Science and Technology in Lawrence Livermore’s Computation Directorate has been named as the new director for the Computational Research Division (CRD). Brown will fill the seat vacated by Horst Simon, who stepped down recently to become Deputy Director of Berkeley Lab.

As computational science plays an increasingly important role in meeting DOE’s research mission, the Computational Research Division Director is a key position at Berkeley Lab,” said Berkeley Lab Director Paul Alivisatos. “With the appointment of David Brown, CRD will be well positioned to maintain and grow our successful programs in applied math, computer science, computational science and networking. We are fortunate to have someone of David’s caliber lead our efforts in these critical fields.”

Brown’s research expertise and interests lie in the development and analysis of algorithms for the solution of partial differential equations (PDEs). At LLNL, he led the highly successful Overture project, which in 2001 was named one of the 100 “most important discoveries in the past 25 years” by the DOE Office of Science.

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