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Frank Alexander
Deputy Director of the Computational Science Initiative at U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory


Frank Alexander is the Deputy Director of the Computational Science Initiative at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory. Prior to that Frank was at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he was the acting division leader of the Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences (CCS) Division. During his more than 20 years at Los Alamos, he held several leadership roles, including as deputy leader of the CCS Division’s Information Sciences Group and leader of the Information Science and Technology Institute. Alexander first joined Los Alamos in 1991 as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Nonlinear Studies. 

He returned to Los Alamos in 1998 after doing postdoctoral work at the Institute for Scientific Computing Research at DOE’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and serving as a research assistant professor at Boston University’s Center for Computational Science. Frank's current research interests include optimal design of experiments, computational physics, and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. Frank has a PhD in Physics from Rutgers University and a B.S. degree in physics and mathematics from The Ohio State University. He has led many research projects and has published more than 50 papers in peer reviewed journals.

Agenda Sessions

  • Workshop: Exploring Computational Approaches for Cancer Research