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Laura Grigori

Visiting Professor


Laura Grigori is a senior research scientist at INRIA in France, where she is leading Alpines group, a joint group between INRIA and J.L. Lions Laboratory, Sorbonne University, in Paris. She has received a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2001 from Université Henri Poincaré, France, INRIA Lorraine. After spending two years at UC Berkeley and LBNL as a postdoctoral researcher, she has joined INRIA in January 2004. She is a SIAM Fellow, the recipient of an ERC Synergy Grant, and a member of SIAM Council since January 2018. Her field of expertise is in numerical linear, multilinear algebra, and high performance scientific computing for challenging applications ranging from astrophysics to molecular simulations. For her work on communication avoiding algorithms she was awarded with her co-authors the SIAM Siag on Supercomputing Best Paper Prize 2016 for the most outstanding paper published in 2012-2015 in a journal in the field of high performance computing. She was the chair of PRACE Scientific Steering Committee, the Program Director of the SIAM special interest group on supercomputing, 2014 - 2015, then the Chair of this interest group, 2016 - 2017.


  • 2001, Ph.D., Computer Science, Université Henri Poincaré