Ronald Boisvert

Division Chief

Ronald Boisvert leads the Applied and Computational Mathematics Division (ACMD) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Purdue University in 1979 and has been at NIST since then. His research interests include numerical solution of partial differential equations, mathematical software, and information services that support computational science. He is one of the principal editors for the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions ( He has served as Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (1992-2005), Co-Chair of the Numerics Working Group of the Java Grande Forum (1998-2003), Chair of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 2.5 on Numerical Software (2000-2012), and Co-Chair of the Publications Board of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (2005-2013). He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a Fellow of the Washington Academy of Sciences, and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.