E r i c P o l i z z i 
Associate Professor

Phone: (413) 5770861 
My research group and I are conducting
interdisciplinary research activities
at the intersection between advanced mathematical techniques,
parallel numerical algorithms, and computational nanosciences.
We aim at developing new computational methodologies and algorithmic
paradigms for addressing the fundamental problems of accuracy,
robustness and parallel scalability in largescale
firstprinciple electronic calculations
with applications ranging from quantum chemistry and material sciences, to solidstate electronics and nanotechnology.
Such realistic quantum simulations have also motivated the design of novel numerical algorithms that
are both capable of processing a considerable amount of generated data and achieving significant
parallel scalability on modern high end computing architectures.
Our innovative activities in numerical algorithms for solving linear systems
and eigenvalue problems have then led to the development of the world fastest banded system solver SPIKE
(2003present), and the groundbreaking FEAST algorithm and FEAST solver (2008present).
SPIKE and FEAST which are both free software,
can exploit the capabilities of the current and upcoming parallel architectures
with the perspectives of major broader impacts in many areas of Science and Engineering.
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