Marsha Berger, Ph.D.

Group Leader, Modeling and Simulation, CCM, Flatiron Institute

Marsha Berger is the Group Leader for Modeling and Simulation, and a Senior Research Scientist, having joined Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Mathematics in January 2021. Berger’s research interests include computational fluid dynamics, adaptive methods, and parallel scientific computing. Berger has been the recipient of the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award and the Faculty Award for Women. She has also received the NASA 2002 Software of the Year Award for Cart3D with her team, and the IEEE Sidney Fernbach Award. In 2019, she was awarded the Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics for her contributions to adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) and to Cartesian mesh techniques for automating the simulation of compressible flows in complex geometry. She has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In addition, she was a fellow at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Berger has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

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