Prof Jack Dongarra elected member of National Academy of Sciences
Professor Jack Dongarra of The University of Manchester’s Department of Mathematics has been elected a member of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
He is one of 120 new members and 23 international members recognised for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
The NAS is a private, non-profit institution in the US, established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863.
It recognises achievement in science by election to membership. Along with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine, it provides science, engineering and health policy advice to the US federal government and other organisations.
Last year, Professor Dongarra received the ACM Turing Award – often referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize of Computer Science’ – for ‘pioneering contributions to numerical algorithms and libraries that enabled high performance computational software to keep pace with exponential hardware improvements for over four decades’.
A Turing Fellow at Manchester, he is also a Distinguished Research Staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and University Distinguished Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.