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Lori Diachin

Exascale Computing Project
Deputy Director
Lori Diachin is the Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP). ECP is a multi-billion-dollar Department of Energy effort supported by both the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Office of Science to accelerate the delivery of a capable exascale computing ecosystem for breakthroughs in scientific discovery, energy assurance, economic competitiveness, and national security (https://www.exascaleproject.org/). In her role as the Deputy Director, Lori assists the Project Director in setting the strategic direction for ECP and ensuring that the project has an impactful and executable plan that delivers on its goals and objectives.

Lori Diachin has over 25 years experience in applied mathematics research where her areas of expertise include mesh quality improvement, mesh component software, numerical methods, and parallel computing. She is the co-author of over 50 technical journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceeding articles in these areas. Before joining LLNL, Lori was a computer scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratory. Lori received her Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from University of Virginia in 1992. She joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 2003.