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Distinguished Householder Fellowship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory


The Computer Science and Mathematics (CSM) Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites outstanding candidates to apply for the Alston S. Householder Fellowship in mathematics and scientific computing.  This prestigious Fellowship offers an excellent opportunity to conduct exceptional and innovative research in mathematics, statistics and scientific computing, for applications of national priority, utilizing the world’s most powerful extreme scale computing platforms, including TITAN (

The Fellowship honors Dr. Alston S. Householder, founding director of the Mathematics Division (now CSM Division) at ORNL and recognizes his seminal research contributions to the fields of numerical analysis and scientific computing. Funding for the Householder Fellowship comes from the Applied Mathematics Group (AMG), which is supported by the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) of the U.S. Department of Energy (  Additional information about the AMG at ORNL can be found at  Each Householder Fellowship appointment is for one year with the option to renew for a second year. The fellowship offers collaborative research opportunities in active programs at ORNL, a highly competitive salary, moving expenses, and a generous professional travel allowance.  The selected individual will be mentored by a senior scientist within the AMG, but are encouraged to pursue their own research agenda, through access to the most advanced computer architectures, and opportunities to facilitate technology transfer from the laboratory research environment to industry and academia through training of new computational scientists.

The minimum required education is a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, statistics or computational science, but no more than four years beyond completion can be considered.  Applicants should also have a proven academic record of high quality research with clear potential to perform cutting edge, innovative research in applied mathematics, statistics and/or computational science.The successful candidate will have a strong background and expertise in more than one area of particular relevance to the AMG at ORNL. Principal research areas include: Multi-scale methods, including atomistic-to-continuum coupling; Computational kinetic theory; Computational fluid dynamics and turbulence; High-dimensional approximation theory; Large-scale iterative methods for linear and eigenvalue problems; Numerical methods for stochastic (partial) differential equations; Uncertainty quantification; Probability theory; Statistical sampling and design of experiments; Combinatorial optimization and graph theory; Computational geometry and mesh generation; Sparse methods for data analytics; High-order continuous and discontinuous methods for PDEs; Multi-resolution analysis.

Qualified applicants may apply online<>.  Please contact Clayton Webster (<>) regarding any technical questions.  The application process will remain open from September 2, 2013 until November 31, 2013.  You must submit your application during this time to be considered.  This appointment is offered through Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This appointment is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S. citizens without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran.  U.S. citizenship and a security clearance are NOT required for this position.
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