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Richard Tran Mills

Principal Computational Engineer


Richard Mills received his Ph.D. in computer science from the College of William and Mary in 2004.  Mills has over a decade of experience in parallel and high-performance computing. He worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 2004 to 2010 in the National Center for Computational Sciences, the Computer Science and Mathematics Division, the Environmental Sciences Division, and the Climate Change Science Institute. From 2010 to 2014, he was a member of the faculty of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and from 2014 to 2017 he was at Intel Corporation, leading efforts in their high-performance modeling of Earth systems, and gaining valuable experience in next-generation architectures.

Research Interests

  • Numerical methods and software for the solution of linear algebra problems
  • Interplay between numerical algorithms and computer architectures
  • Earth science
  • Data mining