Tim Mattson

Senior Principal Engineer

Research areas

  • Algorithms

  • Compilers & Software Tools

  • Parallel Computing

  • Programming Efficiency

  • Quantum Computing



Tim Mattson is a parallel programmer obsessed with every variety of science (Ph.D. Chemistry, UCSC, 1985). He is a senior principal engineer at Intel where he’s worked since 1993 with brilliant people on great projects including: the first TFLOP computer (ASCI Red), MPI, OpenMP and OpenCL, two different research processors (Intel's TFLOP chip and the 48 core SCC), Data management systems (Polystore systems and Array-based storage engines), and the GraphBLAS API for expressing graph algorithms as sparse linear algebra.

Tim has over 150 publications, including five books on different aspects of parallel computing. His sixth book will be out in November of 2023. It is titled “Programming your GPU with OpenMP.