Amit Majumdar, Ph.D.


  • Division Director -  Data Enabled Scientific Computing, SDSC
  • Associate Professor -  Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences, UCSD


Amit Majumdar is the Director of SDSC’s Data Enabled Scientific Computing division and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences at UC San Diego. He received his B.S. from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India in 1985, M.S. from Idaho State University in 1988 and Ph.D. from University of Michigan in 1996. After working one year at the Ford Research Laboratory in Michigan, he joined the San Diego Supercomputer Center in 1997. His research interests are in high performance computing (HPC), computational science, and cyberinfrastructure software and services such as science gateways. He has developed parallel algorithms for various kinds of HPC machines and is interested in optimizing, scaling and analyzing performance of scientific applications on HPC machines. He has been involved in computational science projects where medical applications utilize HPC and cyberinfrastructure. Some of his recent funded projects include developing the neuroscience gateway (NSG) for computational neuroscientists (NSF and NIH funded), analyzing performance of scientific applications on next generation dense many core architectures (NSF funded), developing parallel I/O libraries for physics based modeling codes (DoD funded) etc. He serves as a PI or Co-PI on multiple research projects funded by NSF, NIH, DoD, AFOSR, and industry (Intel, Engility, Microsoft).


  • Parallel algorithm development
  • Code profiling, tuning and optimization
  • Analysis of scientific applications on HPC architectures
  • Science Gateways