Jeremy Kepner, a member of the Lincoln Laboratory in the Division of Information Science and Cybersecurity and a research affiliate of the MIT Department of Mathematics, was named a member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics’ 2021 fellowship class. (SIAM). The fellowship honors SIAM members who have made outstanding contributions to the 17 areas of mathematics-related research that SIAM promotes through its publications, conferences, and community of scientists. Kepner was recognized for “contributions to interactive parallel computing, matrix-based graphing algorithms, green supercomputing, and big data.”
Since joining Lincoln Laboratory in 1998, Kepner has worked to expand computing capabilities in the lab and throughout the computer community. He has published extensively, participated in national conference technical committees, and contributed to regional efforts to provide access to supercomputing.
“Jeremy has contributed two decades to the important field of high-performance computing, including supercomputers and embedded systems. He has also had a major impact on supercomputer system research. He invented a unique way of processing “It’s important to analyze through social media and lead to more efficient use of parallel computing environments,” said David Martinez, now a Lincoln Laboratory Fellow and former division chief. hired and then worked with Kepner for many years.
At Lincoln Laboratory, Kepner originally led the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) High-Performance Integrated Information Software Initiative that created the standard Signal and Image Processing Library that many sensor systems have used. DoD. In 1999 he invented the MatlabMPI software and in 2001 he was the architect of pMatlab (Parallel Matlab Toolbox) which has been used by thousands of Lincoln Laboratory staff and scientists and engineers around the world. In 2011, the Parallel Vector Tile Optimization Library (PVTOL), developed under the direction of Kepner, won an R&D 100 award.
“Jeremy has been a world leader in advancing the state of high-performance computing over the past two decades,” says Stephen Rejto, head of the cybersecurity and information sciences division at Lincoln Laboratory. “His vision and drive have been invaluable to the lab’s mission.”
Kepner led a consortium as a pioneer of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, the greenest open research data center in the world and, due to its use of hydroelectric power, allowing for a dramatic increase in computing capabilities. from MIT, while reducing its CO2 footprint. He directed the establishment of the present Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center, which has the most powerful supercomputer in New England. In 2019, he helped found the U.S. Air Force-MIT AI Accelerator, which leverages the experience and resources of MIT and the Air Force to advance research. in artificial intelligence.
“These individual honors are a recognition of the accomplishments of our entire Lincoln team with whom I am eternally indebted,” Kepner says.
Kepner’s recent work has been in graphics analytics and big data. He created a new language and database management scheme (Dynamic Distributed Dimensional Data Model, or D4M), which is widely used in both Lincoln’s lab and government big data systems.
His publications cover many fields: data mining, databases, high-performance computing, graphics algorithms, cybersecurity, visualization, cloud computing, random matrix theory, abstract algebra, and bioinformatics. Among his works are two best-selling books by SIAM, “Parallel MATLAB for Multicore and Multinode Computers” and “Graphical Algorithms in the Language of Linear Algebra.” In 2018, he and co-author Hayden Jananthan published “Mathematics of Big Data” as one of the books in the MIT Lincoln Laboratory series published by MIT Press.
Kepner, who joined SIAM during his graduate days at Princeton University, has not only published books and articles through SIAM, but has also participated in SIAM community activities. He has been Vice President of the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining; advises a section of SIAM students; and obtained SIAM affiliation with the HPEC (High Performance Extreme (originally embedded)) conference, in which it has played a key role in bringing together the high-performance integrated computing community and under its leadership became a IEEE conference in 2012 “. according to Martinez, who founded the HPEC conference organized by the Lincoln Laboratory in 1997.
Kepner is the first Lincoln Laboratory researcher to achieve the rank of SIAM Fellow and the ninth at MIT.