Berkeley's James Demmel Elected to National Academy of Sciences

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Congratulations go out to Berkeley’s James Demmel, who was elected to the National Academy of Sciences this week. Election to the NAS recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

The software and standards Demmel developed enable users to transition their computer programs to new high-performance computers without having to re-implement the basic building blocks. The software is used by hundreds of sites worldwide, including all U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories, NASA research laboratories, many universities, and companies in the aerospace, automotive, chemical, computer, environmental, medical, oil, and pharmaceutical industries.