Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2003
M.S., Mathematics, University of Iowa, 1999
B.A., Mathematics and Physics, Luther College, 1997
Fall 2011-present, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fall 2011, Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, University of Minnesota
Summer 2010-present, Affiliate Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fall 2005-Fall 2011, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fall 2003-Spring 2005, Visiting Assistant Professor/NSF VIGRE Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
Selected Articles in Journals
J. H. Chaudhry, E. C. Cyr, K. Liu, T. A. Manteuffel, L. N. Olson, and L. Tang. "Enhancing Least-Squares Finite Element Methods Through a Quantity-of-Interest", SIAM J. Numer. Anal., 52(6), 3085–3105, 2015.
P. Bochev, J. Lai, and L. Olson. A non-conforming least-squares finite element method for incompressible fluid flow problems. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 2012,
N. Bell, S. Dalton, and L. Olson. Exposing fine-grained parallelism in algebraic multigrid methods. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 34(4):C123–C152, 2012.