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Edgar Solomonik

Edgar Solomonik
Edgar Solomonik
Assistant Professor
(217) 300-4794
4229 Siebel Center for Comp Sci

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  • PhD, University of California Berkeley, 2010-2014, Thesis title: Provably Efficient Algorithms for Numerical Tensor Algebra, advisor: James Demmel
  • BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008-2010

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016-present
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, ETH Zurich, 2014-2016, advisor: Torsten Hoefler

Research Interests

  • tensor computations
  • numerical optimization
  • numerical linear algebra
  • parallel and high performance computing
  • communication-avoiding algorithms
  • communication lower bounds
  • electronic structure calculations
  • graph algorithms
  • quantum computing

Chapters in Books

  • Laxmikant Kale and Edgar Solomonik; Parallel sorting; Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing, Springer Verlag, David Padua, Ed., 2011.

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Pending Articles

  • Edgar Solomonik, James Demmel, and Torsten Hoefler; Communication lower bounds of bilinear algorithms for symmetric tensor contractions; Submitted to SIAM Journal of Scientific Computing (SISC), July 2017.
  • Navjot Singh, Linjian Ma, Hongru Yang, and Edgar Solomonik. Comparison of accuracy and scalability of Gauss-Newton and alternating least squares for CP decomposition. Submitted to SIAM Journal of Scientific Computing (SISC), October 2019.
  • Hadi Asghari-Moghaddam, Toluwanimi Oreoluwa Odemuyiwa, Kartik Hegde, Michael Pellauer, Po-An Tsai, Neal Crago, Aamer Jaleel, Edgar Solomonik, Joel Emer, Christopher W. Fletcher; TACTile: Accelerating sparse data orchestration via dynamic-reflexive tiling. Submitted to International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA), May 2021.


Research Honors

  • UIUC List of Instructors Ranked as Excellent (2020)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2020)
  • SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing Early Career Prize (2020)
  • IEEE-CS Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC) Early Career Researchers Award for Excellence in High Performance Computing (2018)
  • Alston S. Householder Prize (2017)
  • ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014)
  • David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize (2014)
  • ACM-IEEE George Michael HPC Fellowship (2013)
  • NERSC Award for Innovative Use of High Performance Computing (2013)
  • DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (2010)

Courses Taught

  • CS 450 - Numerical Analysis
  • CS 554 - Parallel Numerical Algorithms
  • CS 598 - Prov Eff Algo Num & Comb Prob
  • CS 598 - Tensor Computations
  • CSE 401 - Numerical Analysis
  • CSE 512 - Parallel Numerical Algorithms
  • ECE 491 - Numerical Analysis
  • MATH 450 - Numerical Analysis

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