Dr. Hill earned her Ph.D. in Computational Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004. She is currently a technical staff member in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and is also affiliated with the Joint Institute of Computational Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Prior to joining ORNL, she was a member of the Computation, Computers, Information and Mathematics Center at Sandia National Laboratories from 2005 to 2008.
Dr. Hill specializes in the development, implementation and application of numerical methods for massively parallel computers to a variety of applications in computational fluid dynamics. Her interests include multiphysics and multidomain coupling methods, implicit interface methods, and large-scale PDE-constrained optimization. She is a developer of the MADNESS software framework that is used by many applications ranging from molecular physics to continuum fluid dynamics.