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Ronald F. Boisvert

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Ronald F. Boisvert (b. 1951 in Manchester, New Hampshire) leads the Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division of the NIST Information Technology Laboratory. He is also Information Technology Editor for the DLMF Project.

Boisvert received a 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.

Boisvert has served as Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software 1992-2005, and cochair of the Numerics Working Group of the Java Grande Forum 1998-2003. He is currently cochair of the Publications Board of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and Chair of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 2.5 (Numerical Software).

Boisvert was awarded the U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medal for Meritorious Federal Service in 1992, the Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award in 2000, and the Keene State College Alumni Achievement Award in 2002. He was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2006.