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.

2021 Class


Marisol GarcĂ­a-Reyes

Farallon Institute

Increasing accessibility of data & cloud technologies

Mary Ann Leung

Sustainable Horizons Institute

Increasing developer productivity and innovation through diversity

Chase Million

Million Concepts

Project management best practices for research software

Amy Roberts

University of Colorado Denver

Enabling collaboration through version control user stories

Honorable Mentions

Keith Beattie

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Computational Research Division, Computer Systems Engineer

Julia Stewart Lowndes

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), UC Santa Barbara

Openscapes Director

Jonathan Madsen

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

NERSC, Application Performance Specialist

Addi Thakur Malviya

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Software Engineering Group, Group Leader

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


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

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

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

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

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

The BSSw Fellowship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and National Science Foundation.