Tanzima Islam

Tanzima Islam

Institution/Organization: Texas State University

Department: Computer Science

Academic Status: Faculty


Tanzima Islam is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Texas State University. Dr. Islam earned her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Purdue University and was a postdoctoral scholar at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Her research develops software tools and data-driven analysis techniques to automatically identify performance problems of scientific applications running on the High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems and mitigate them. The impact of her research on improving application performance has been recognized nationally and internationally through awards such as the R&D 100 award, Science and Technology award from LLNL, and the College of Science and Engineering’s Excellence in Scholarly Activities at TxState. Dr. Islam’s research has been funded by national labs and the industry such as DOE, LLNL, AMD. She is also a DOE SRP fellow. Additionally, she is the co-founder of the first research and mentoring platform in Bangladesh–BWCSE (https://bwcse.wordpress.com)–that provides research and career development training to female students in Computer Science and Engineering.


As an academic, it is often hard to find the proper application for exciting research, which, more often than not, leaves research outcomes shelved for years. My experience with SRP-LBNL has motivated me to apply again since the collaboration resulted in publications of research papers and software frameworks useful for the AMReX co-design center. It also opened up many opportunities to write proposals, research papers, and invited talks. My research aligns with projects being conducted by many co-design centers, e.g., AMReX, CODAR, ExaLearn. I am excited about the potential to apply our methodologies to a mission-relevant problem again. Additionally, this opportunity will broaden the professional networks for my students, potential career opportunities as scientists themselves in these prestigious laboratories. As a mentor, I cannot ask for a better chance for these future scientists.