2016 C.W. Gear Outstanding Junior Faculty Award Award

Established by alumni, friends, and former students to recognize contributions and services of Charles W. Gear, head of the department from 1985-90. Gear was a pioneer in automatic numerical methods. He wrote the operating system for ILLIAC II, developed the first successful general program for solving stiff differential equations, and a landmark program for automatic integration of ordinary differential equations.  The Gear Awards recognize outstanding undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. The Faculty Award is for outstanding research and teaching.


Andreas Kloeckner
PhD, Applied Mathematics, Brown University
CS @ ILLINOIS Assistant Professor

A CS @ ILLINOIS faculty member since 2013, Andreas Kloeckner conducts research on high-order finite element and integral equation methods for the numerical simulation of wave phenomena. He also explores issues in high-performance scientific computing that relate to bringing these methods to life on large-scale parallel computers. In the process, he has released numerous scientific software packages.

An inspired educator, Kloeckner developed a new graduate-level topics class on fast and accurate use of integral equations as a tool to solving partial differential equations (CS 598AK), as well as an undergraduate course on numerical methods (CS 357). He was named to the campus List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students in the Spring of 2015.

Prior to this, Kloeckner worked for nearly three years as an instructor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, where he designed and analyzed new numerical methods supporting the use of boundary integral equations in computational electromagnetics and other applications.

Last updated 2016