Jeffrey A. F. Hittinger

Portrait of  Jeffrey A. F. Hittinger

  • Title
    Director, CASC
  • Email
  • Phone
    (925) 422-0993
  • Organization
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Jeff Hittinger is the Director of the Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the nexus of research in computational mathematics, computer science, and data science in the Computation Directorate. Prior to this, he was the Group Leader for and a Computational Scientist in the Scientific Computing Group in CASC. Jeff works primarily on the application of advanced discretization methods and techniques to plasma physics simulation. He currently leads the Variable Precision Computing Strategic Initiative research project. His research interests include computational plasma physics, computational fluid dynamics, higher-order finite-difference and finite-volume methods, parallel computing, adaptive mesh refinement, error estimation, and variable precision computing.

Jeff joined CASC in October 2000 as a postdoctoral researcher. Prior to this, he attended the University of Michigan where he received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and Scientific Computing (2000), his M.S. in Mathematics (1997), and his M.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering (1994). Jeff received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University (1993).

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering and Scientific Computing, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2000

M.S., Applied Mathematics, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1997

M.S.E. Aerospace Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1994

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 1993

  • James Corones Award in Leadership, Community Building, and Communication, Apr 2021
  • Frederick Anthony Howes Scholar in Computational Science, Jul 2001
  • Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, Sep 1996 to Aug 2000
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, Sep 1993 to Aug 1996
  • Distinguished Achievement Award in Graduate Studies, University of Michigan, Mar 1998
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Lehigh University, May 1993
  • Tau Beta Pi, Lehigh University, Dec 1992
  • Pi Tau Sigma, Lehigh University, Dec 1992