PASSION Lab

Parallel Algorithms for Scalable Sparse computatIONs

PASSION is a research team at the Computational Research Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences of UC Berkeley.

We do research on sparse matrix computations, distributed data structures, parallel and high-performance computing, graph and combinatorial algorithms. Our fundamental research in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science is guided by problems arising in biology, machine learning, and quantum computing.

You can learn more about our research in our projects and publications tabs. For a more gentler intro, check out the publicity tab.




Trivia: We naturally struggled with what to call ourselves. Following the wonderful PhD comics figure on the right, we should have called ourselves either a research group or a laboratory. The name group has an administrative meaning at LBNL, which we try to avoid.

Background photo attribution: https://flic.kr/p/fsYY99