David Keyes

Senior Associate to the President, Strategic Priorities and Global Positioning

David began consulting for the founders of KAUST in April 2008 while he was chaired professor of Applied Mathematics at Columbia University. He was the second KAUST faculty member to sign on, becoming a founding dean when he arrived in Jeddah in 2009. An expert in parallel algorithms for computational science, David is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and of the American Mathematical Society. He has been the recipient of major awards from SIAM, the IEEE Computer Society and the Association of Computing Machinery. He has edited or co-edited 15 strategic community reports for the US Department of Energy, the US National Science Foundation, NASA and SIAM. David earned a B.S.E. in aerospace and mechanical sciences from Princeton in 1978 and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Harvard in 1984, and he was an NSF Presidential Young Investigator while a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering at Yale.