Lisandro Dalcin, PhD

LisandroDalcin200x200About the speaker

Lisandro Dalcín obtained his PhD in Engineering from Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Santa Fe, Argentina) in 2008.  HIs first degree is in electromechanical Engineering from Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (Concepción del Uruguay, Argentina).  In 2010, he joined the National Council for Scientific and Technological Research of Argentina (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas) as an Assistant Researcher.

Dr Dalcín is the author of mpi4py and petsc4py / slepc4py — a set of bindings for the MPI standard and PETSc / SLEPc libraries targeting parallel distributed computing with the high-level scripting language Python.  He is a semi-regular contributor to the Cython project and also contributes to the development of the PETSc library.  He won the R&D 100 Award in 2009 as part of the PETSc team.

The areas of research interest of Dr Dalcín are:

  • scientific computing in distributed memory architectures
  • medium to large scale finite element simulation
  • software development and programming tools mixing Python and C/C++  and Fortran

Sample publications

  • MPI for Python: performance improvements and MPI-2 extensions, Lisandro D. Dalcín, Rodrigo R. Paz, Mario A. Storti, and Jorge D’Elía, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing 68(5): 655–662 (2008) [doi:10.1016/j.jpdc.2007.09.005]
  • High performance simulations of electrokinetic flow and transport in microfluidic chips, Pablo A. Kler, Ezequiel J. López, Lisandro D. Dalcín, Fabio A. Guarnieri and Mario A. Storti, Comp. Meth. Appl. Mech. Eng. 198(30–32): 2360–2367 (2009) [doi:10.1016/j.cma.2009.02.028]
Lisandro Dalcin obtained his PhD in Engineering from Universidad
Nacional del Litoral (Santa Fe, Argentina) in 2008. His first degree
is in Electromechanical Engineering from Universidad Tecnológica
Nacional (Concepción del Uruguay, Argentina). In 2010, he joined the
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (Argentina)
as an Assistant Research.