Ph.D. student Guannan Zhang was recently awarded the Alston S. Householder Fellowship in Scientific Computing. The fellowship honors Dr. Alston S. Householder, founding Director of the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and recognizes his seminal research contributions to the fields of numerical analysis and scientific computing.

Zhang was awarded the fellowship after a rigorous application process and onsite interview at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He begins working at ORNL in September 2012, and will work with Clayton Webster who leads the research group on uncertainty quantification in the Division of Computer Science and Mathematics.

The purpose of the fellowship is to promote innovative research in scientific computing on advanced computer architectures and to facilitate technology transfer from the laboratory research environment to industry and academia through advanced training of new computational scientists. The fellowship provides access to state-of-the-art computational facilities and collaborative research opportunities in active research programs in advanced scientific computing and computational sciences. Funding for the Householder Fellowships comes from the Applied Mathematical Sciences Program, which is supported by the Office of Mathematical, Information, and Computational Sciences of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Zhang's advisor is Max Gunzburger.