Full list of publications


  • Undergraduate studies in Aeronautical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, 1988
  • Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, 1991
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA, 2002

Professional Experience

Dr. Dinesh Kaushik has recently joined QEERI as a research director for leading the development of its supercomputing facilities and applications. Earlier, he has worked as a computational scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago for about 16 years, developing several supercomputing applications and associated software. He was a co-PI in the Center for Exascale Simulation of Advanced Reactors (CESAR), funded by US Department of Energy (an office of Science Co-design Center). During 2010-2012 (on leave of absence from Argonne), Dr. Kaushik was the founding Director of KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory (KSL), which housed a 16-rack Blue Gene/P supercomputer. Here his primary responsibility was to lead the computational science research in the context of several scientific applications strategic to KAUST mission. As a co-developer of PETSc library, he has won a 2009 R&D 100 Award. His work on PETSc-FUN3D code was honored at Supercomputing 1999 with a Gordon Bell Prize (in the ”Special” Category).


  • R&D 100 Award as a co-developer of PETSc. 2009
  • Gordon Bell Prize (Special Category), Supercomputing. 1999 (also a finalist in 2009)
  • Givens Fellowship, US Department of Energy. Summer 2007 and Fall, 2008.
  • GAANN Fellowship, US Department of Education. 1996-1988.

Selected Publications

  • D. Kaushik, D. Keyes, S. Balay and B. Smith, “Hybrid Programming Model for Implicit PDE Simulations on Multicore Architectures,” Proceedings of the International Workshop on OpenMP (IWOMP), June 13-15, 2011, pages 12 – 21.
  • D. Kaushik, M. A. Smith, A. Wollaber, B. Smith, A. Siegel, W. S. Yang, “Enabling High-Fidelity Neutron Transport Simulations on Petascale Architectures,” Proceedings of Supercomputing 2009, Portland, November 14-20, 2009 (Gordon Bell Prize Finalist Paper).
  • P. Fischer, D. Kaushik, D. Nowak, A. Siegel, W. S. Yang, G. W. Pieper, “Advanced Simulation for Fast Reactor Analysis”, SciDAC Review, Issue 9, Fall 2008, pp 12-21, http://www.scidacreview.org/0803/pdf/nuclear.pdf.
  • W. Gropp, D. Kaushik, D. Keyes, and B. Smith, “High Performance Parallel Implicit CFD,” Journal of Parallel Computing, 2001, 27:337-362.