Meet Our Fellows

The BSSw Fellowship program gives recognition and funding to leaders and advocates of high-quality scientific software. Meet the Fellows and Honorable Mentions and learn more about how they impact Better Scientific Software.

2020 Class


Nasir Eisty

University of Alabama

Automating testing in scientific software

Damian Rouson

Sustainable Horizons Institute, Sourcery Institute

Introducing agile scientific software development to underrepresented groups

Cindy Rubio-Gonzalez

University of California, Davis

Improving the reliability and performance of numerical software

Honorable Mentions

David Boehme

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Research Staff, Center for Applied Scientific Computing

Sumana Harihareswara

Changeset Consulting

Founder and Principal, Open source software management and collaboration

David Rogers

National Center for Computational Sciences, Oak Ridge National Lab

Computational Scientist

2019 Class

Honorable Mentions

Stephen Andrews

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Staff Scientist, XCP-8: Verification and Analysis

Nasir Eisty

University of Alabama

Ph.D. Student, Computer Science

Benjamin Pritchard

Virginia Tech

Software Scientist, Molecular Sciences Software Institute

Vanessa Sochat

Stanford University

Research Software Engineer, Stanford Research Computing Center


Rene Gassmoeller

University of California, Davis

Guiding your scientific software project from inception to long-term sustaintability

Ignacio Laguna

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Improving the reliability of scientific applications by analyzing and debugging floating-point software

Tanu Malik

DePaul University

Reducing technical debt in scientific software through reproducible containers

Kyle Niemeyer

Oregon State University

Educating scientists on best practices for developing research software

2018 Class


Jeffrey Carver

University of Alabama

Improving code quality through modern peer code review

Ivo Jimenez

University of California, Santa Cruz

Enabling reproducible research through automated computational experimentation

Daniel S. Katz

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Giving software developers long-overdue credit through principles for software citation

Andrew Lumsdaine

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Washington, Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing

Guiding efficient use of modern C++ for high-performance computing

Honorable Mentions

Neal Davis

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Teaching Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Marc Henry de Frahan

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Postdoctoral Researcher

Elsa Gonsiorowski

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

HPC I/O Specialist, Livermore Computing

Ying Li

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne Scholar, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility