Sherry Li is a Senior Scientist in the Computational Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She has worked on diverse problems in high performance scientific computations, including parallel computing, sparse matrix computations, high precision arithmetic, and combinatorial scientific computing. She has (co)authored over 120 publications, and contributed to several book chapters. She is the lead developer of SuperLU, a widely-used sparse direct solver, and has contributed to the development of several other mathematical libraries, including ARPREC, LAPACK, PDSLin, STRUMPACK, and XBLAS. She has collaborated with many domain scientists to deploy the advanced mathematical software in their application codes, including those from accelerator engineering, chemical science, earth science, plasma fusion energy science, and materials science. She earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 1996. She has served on the editorial boards of the SIAM J. Scientific Comput. and ACM Trans. Math. Software, as well as many program committees of the scientific conferences. She is a SIAM Fellow and an ACM Senior Member.
Soumith Chintala is a Researcher at Facebook AI Research, where he works on high-performance deep learning. Soumith co-created PyTorch, a deep learning framework that has traction among researchers. He works on computer vision, robotics and machine learning systems. He holds a Masters in CS from NYU.