About the Project
About the Project

Ronald F. Boisvert

Photograph of Ronald F. Boisvert

Ronald F. Boisvert (b. 1951 in Manchester, New Hampshire) leads the Applied and Computational Mathematics Division of the NIST Information Technology Laboratory. He is also Editor at Large 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, Co-chair of the Numerics Working Group of the Java Grande Forum 1998-2003, Co-chair of the Publications Board of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 2005-2013, and Chair of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 2.5 (Numerical Software) 2000-2012.

Boisvert was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award in 2000, the Keene State College Alumni Achievement Award in 2002, the U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement in the Federal Service in 2011, and an Outstanding Alumni Award from the Purdue University Department of Computer Science in 2012. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Washington Academy of Sciences.