Dr. Drummond is a Staff Computer Scientist in the Computational Research Divsion of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratoy. He works on the development of High-Accuracy Scalable Solvers for Particle Physics simulations. In addition, within the framework of the Sustain Innovation for Linear Algebra Software (SILAS), he works on the LAPACK and ScaLAPACK library development. He also studies performance parameters that drive the scalability of numerical algorithms and their library implementations. He is the lead designer and developer of the Distributed Coupling Toolkit (DCT) for coupling multi-resolution and multi-physics models. Dr. Drummond is the former Principal Investigator for the Advance CompuTational Software collection (ACTS).
Dr. Drummond received a doctoral degree in Computer Science from the National Polytechnique Institute in Toulouse (INPT), France and a Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) from the University of Versailles, France. His thesis work involved the iterative solution of large systems of equations using block-preconditioning techniques. While completing his degree he worked as a researcher at the European Center for Research and Advanced Formation in Scientific Computing (CERFACS) in Toulouse. He worked as post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the Atmospheric Sciences Department, were his work included the optimization of a global atmospheric circulation numerical model, the development of a coupler tool to support the data exchanges between the different model components of the UCLA Earth System Model, and he worked on the development of the Virtual World Data Server for visualizing large datasets that arise in Earth System computer simulations.
His research interests include development of libraries and applications for the extreme computational scale, numerical modeling, performance analysis and modeling and linear algebra.