Robert Leland,Ph.D.

Director of Computation, Computers, Information and Mathematics Center

Sandia National Laboratories







Robert Leland studied undergraduate electrical engineering with a minor in mechanical engineering at Michigan State University.  He attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and studied applied mathematics and computer science, completing a Ph.D. in Parallel Computing in 1989.  He joined the Parallel Computing Sciences Department at Sandia National Laboratories in 1990 and pursued work principally in parallel algorithm development, sparse iterative methods and applied graph theory.  In 1995 he served as a White House Fellow advising the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury on technology modernization at the IRS. Upon returning to Sandia in 1996, he led the Parallel Computing Sciences Department. Rob currently serves as Director of Computing Research, leading a vertically integrated set of capabilities spanning computer architecture, math and computing science, algorithm and tool development, computational sciences and cognitive sciences.