Laurent White

laurent white portraitLaurent White obtained a diploma in Engineering Mathematics from University of Louvain (Belgium) in 2002 and, after completing a Master of Science at UT Austin in Environmental Engineering in 2003, he returned to Belgium to pursue a Ph.D. in numerical ocean modeling using the finite-element method. In 2007, Laurent took a postdoctoral assignment at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab (GFDL) in Princeton, NJ, where he continued working on numerical ocean modeling, and helped develop algorithms for generalized vertical coordinate systems. In 2009, Laurent joined ExxonMobil Research and Engineering’s Corporate Strategic Research Lab, where he worked on various large-scale computational problems, including full-wavefield inversion and reservoir simulation. In 2019-2020, Laurent led the Computational Physics Section at Corporate Strategic Research, with the mission to develop and implement advanced simulation and optimization algorithms for state-of-the-art and emerging computer architectures. In 2021, Laurent took a position with AMD as a Principal Software Development Engineer in the AI Research Team.