Lee Savoie

PhD Student

Office: GS 749

Interests: Parallel computing, high-performance computing.



Lee Savoie is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Arizona. He received Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. His research focuses on making it simpler to construct correct and efficient parallel programs, and his current project involves improving the efficiency of supercomputer networks to increase the scientific output of current and future supercomputers. He has received several awards, including a Galileo Circle Scholarship, 2 Graduate College Science Fellowships, and 2 ARCS Awards. He also has 13 years of industry experience, and he has designed and implemented algorithms and software in areas as diverse as parallel and distributed systems, geographic information systems, embedded systems, stock market analysis, inventory tracking and optimization, and electronic commerce.

​​​​​Research Interests

My research interests are in the area of parallel computing, including methods of making it simpler to construct correct and efficient parallel programs.

What long-term project do you want to work on?

I have a slightly tongue-in-cheek goal of having an algorithm named after me.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

I like building well engineered software that does interesting stuff.

What are your career goals?

I just want to build interesting and useful software.

​​​​Tell us something interesting about yourself!

I am one of the top contributors to Open GEE (www.opengee.org).