Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Scott B. Baden joined the UCSD faculty in 1990. From 1987-88 and 1989-90, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Mathematics Group at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, taking the 1988-89 academic year to travel the globe. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 1982 and 1987, respectively, and did his undergraduate work at Duke University in Electrical Engineering. Baden is a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu Engineering Honor Societies, IEEE and SIAM. At UCSD, he is a Senior Fellow at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, a member of the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI), and co-directs the UCSD High Performance Computing Laboratory.
Professor Baden's research interests are in large scale scientific computation: parallel computation, algorithms, irregular data structures, run time optimization, and performance characterization. Baden works extensively with colleagues in applied fields such as chemistry, fluid dynamics, and biology with applications to cell physiology, subsurface modeling, turbulence study, and ab-initio molecular dynamics. Baden teaches parallel computation at the graduate and undergraduate level, and compilers.