Michael Wolf

  • Program Years: 2003-2007
  • Academic Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Field of Study: Scientific Computing/Computer Science
  • Academic Advisor: Michael Heath
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2004)
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2006)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
    B.S. Computer Science and Biology, Harvey Mudd College, 1998

Current Status

  • Status: Manager, Scalable Algorithms Dept., Center for Computing Research, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Research Area: Computer Science (Parallel Computing, Data Analytics, and Combinatorial Scientific Computing)
  • Personal URL: https://www.sandia.gov/-mmwolf/staff/michael-m-wolf/


Lie-Quan Lee, Lixin Ge, Marc Kowalski, Zenghai Li, Cho-Kuen Ng, Greg Schussman, Michael Wolf, Kwok Ko, "Solving Large Sparse Linear Systems in End-to-end Accelerator Structure Simulations," Proceedings of the 18th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS'04) 2004, page 8-.

Z. Li, N. Folwell, L. Ge, A. Guetz, V. Ivanov, M. Kowalski, L. Lee, C. Ng, G. Schussman, R. Uplenchwar, M. Wolf, and K. Ko. "X-band Linear Collider R&D in Accelerating Structures through Advanced Computing," SLAC-PUB-10563, in Proceedings of the 9th European Particle Accelerator Conference, July 2004.

V. Ivanov, C Adolphsen, N. Folwell, L. Ge, A. Guetz, Z. Li, C.-K. Ng, J.W. Wang, M. Wolf, K. Ko, G. Schussman, M. Weiner. "Simulating Accelerator Structure Operation at High Power," Proceedings of the 2003 Particle Accelerator Conference, Pages 2664-2666.

Nathaniel Folwell, Lixin Ge, Valentin Ivanov, Zenghai Li, Cho-Kuen Ng, Greg Schussman, Martin Weiner, Michael Wolf, and Kwok Ko. "Numerical Studies of Field Gradients and Dark Currents in SLAC Structures." Paper presented at International Computational Accelerator Physics Conference 2002 (East Lansing, MI).

Michael Wolf, Adam Guetz and Cho-Kuen Ng. "Modeling Large Accelerator Structures with the Parallel Field Solver Tau3P," 18th Annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics ACES 2002 (Monterey, CA). Paper and Talk. [primary author]

Anthony Skjellum, Diane G. Wooley, Ziyang Lu, Michael Wolf, Purushotham V. Bangalore, Andrew Lumsdaine, Jeffrey M. Squyres, Brian McCandless. "Object-Oriented Analysis and Design of the Message Passing Interface," Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Pages 245-292, Volume 13, Issue 4, 2001.

Cho-Kuen Ng, Brian McCandless, Yong Sun, Michael Wolf and Kwok Ko. "Tau3P: A Parallel Time-Domain Solver for the DOE Grand Challenge," International Computational Accelerator Physics Conference 1998 (Monterey, CA). Poster.

Michael M. Wolf, Ali Pinar, Karen D. Devine, Adam Guetz, and Kwok Ko. "Using Parallel Mesh Partitioning Strategies to Improve the Performance of Tau3P, An Electromagnetic Field Solver" Talk presented at SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, Februrary 2004.


Harvey Mudd College Dean's List 1995-98 (all semesters).

Co-author of Best Poster International Computational Accelerator Physics Conference 1998.