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I work in the exascale computing division at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California. I have a Ph.D. in computational quantum chemistry and undergraduate degrees in computer science, mathematics, and chemistry. My focus is on scientific computing and massively parallel computing, but I have tangential interests all over the place—from language design to analysis of algorithms.

I love Python and C++. I passionately hate Fortran.

I like to make computers do cool things.


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comment Do great Scrabble players ever turn in their tiles?
@glenviewjeff No, G.I. Joel (Sherman) is a different person from Joe Edley.
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comment Do great Scrabble players ever turn in their tiles?
It should be noted that neither player in this game that you've referenced has a NASPA rating above 900. While most living-room Scrabble players would consider these two to be "good," they are certainly not great by the standards of Scrabble tournament play. (The game even included a phony 3 letter word, which is generally a major indicator of mediocre Scrabble play). Also, many of the examples of exchanges in this game are not very good ones. The full NASPA write up of the 830 game can be found here
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