Ermal Rrapaj is a staff member of the Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) in computational research at Berkeley Lab. Prior to joining ATG, Ermal was a Riken-Berkeley fellow and N3AS fellow. He has earned masters in Applied Mathematics and Physics and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a visiting researcher at the University of California Berkeley physics department, and Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program (iTHEMS) RIKEN.
My reasearch at NERSC explores the intersection of scientific computing algorithms and HPC system architecture. I have a background in developing, implementing and optimizing new algorithms for ab initio quantum many body physics with focus in nuclear astrophysics. My postdoctoral work investigated Monte Carlo, deep learning and quantum computing methods. My work in HPC centers on the power profile of applications, supporting deep learning methods for science, and integrating quantum computing software and hardware for scientific domains.