Pavel Bochev is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque where he works in the Center for Computing Research. Pavel’s research interests include compatible discretizations for partial differential equations, optimization and control problems, and the development of new, property preserving heterogeneous numerical methods for complex applications relevant to the mission of the US Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Pavel earned his Magister of Mathematics degree from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria in 1987 and his PhD in Mathematics in 1994 from Virginia Tech. His thesis was awarded the SIAM Student paper prize for 1994. In 2012 Pavel was elected a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
Pavel Bochev is a recipient of 2014 US Department of Energy’s E. O. Lawrence Medal in the category of “Computer, information and knowledge sciences”. This award honors U.S. scientists and engineers, at mid-career, for exceptional contributions in research and development supporting the Department of Energy and its mission to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States.
Pavel has authored and co-authored over 100 research papers, two books and several book chapters, and has given numerous plenary and invited lectures in the US and abroad. He served two terms as Editor-in-Chief of the SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis and is currently member of the editorial board of SINUM.