Field G. Van Zee

Research Scientist
Since June 2006, Mr. Van Zee has been employed full-time as a researcher and software scientist in the Science of High-Performance Computing (SHPC) group where he designs, creates, and maintains dense linear algebra libraries. The SHPC group focuses on applying fundamentals of hardware architecture and computer science towards the goal of creating linear algebra software that is not only portable and maintainable, but that also yields high performance on modern hardware. Aside from numerous publications exploring the science of high-performance algorithms and implementations, he is most known for authoring the BLIS Framework, an open-source, high-performance matrix computation library that has since been adopted by AMD.


Research Areas:
Research Interests: 
  • High-performance dense linear algebra algorithms and implementations
  • Shared-memory/multicore parallel computing
  • Scientific computing

Select Publications

Field G. Van Zee, Tyler M. Smith. 2017. Implementing High-performance Complex Matrix Multiplication via the 3m and 4m Methods. ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software. 44(1). 7:1--7:36.
Field G. Van Zee, Robert A. van de Geijn. 2015. BLIS: A Framework for Rapidly Instantiating BLAS Functionality. ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software. 41(3). 14:1--14:33.
Tyler M. Smith, Robert van de Geijn, Mikhail Smelyanskiy, Jeff R. Hammond, Field G. Van Zee. 2014. Anatomy of High-Performance Many-Threaded Matrix Multiplication. Proceedings of the 28th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS). Phoenix, Arizona.
Field G. Van Zee, Robert A. van de Geijn, Gregorio Quintana-Ortí. 2014. Restructuring the Tridiagonal and Bidiagonal QR Algorithms for Performance. ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software. 40(3). 18:1--18:34.
Field G. Van Zee, Robert A. van de Geijn, Gregorio Quintana-Ortí, G. Joseph Elizondo. 2012. Families of Algorithms for Reducing a Matrix to Condensed Form. ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software. 39(1). 2:1--2:32.

Awards & Honors

2003 - Applied Research Laboratories Undergraduate Scholarship
2003 - College of Natural Sciences Honors Day College Scholar
1999 - University Honors