PhD student Louis Jenkins awarded Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

April 17, 2019

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First-year Ph.D. student Louis Jenkins has been awarded a US Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, the first such award in the department’s history.  Louis is a 2017 graduate of Bloomsburg University (part of the Penn State system) and a part-time consultant for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a specialist for Cray's Chapel programming language.  He received honorable mention in the Computing Research Association’s 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher competition, based largely on his work on high-performance concurrent hash maps for the Go programming language.  For his doctoral thesis he hopes to exploit emerging persistent memory technologies to enhance productivity and performance of fault-tolerance mechanisms in high performance computing.