Center for Computing Research (CCR)

Center for Computing Research

Jason Matthew Gates

Jason Matthew Gates
Software Engineering &Research
Phone: 505/284-4571

Mailing address:
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS 1321
Albuquerque, NM

My name is Jason Gates and I'm a Research Software Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories.  My undergraduate research focussed on simulating magnetically confined high-temperature plasmas, but in the midst of that I realized I was more interested in the math running behind the scenes.  To that end, my graduate research focussed on numerical methods and scientific computing, but in the midst of that I realized I cared more about helping people do the software engineering side of their research better.  I spent some time with Northrop Grumman Mission Systems as a Systems Engineer and learned much of what software engineering and dev-ops means for a large distributed team developing and maintaining a massive software product supporting a decades-long mission critical to national security.  These days I try to take what I learned there and apply it by helping scientific R&D codes and teams transition toward becoming high-quality production-stable software engineering efforts.  My passion is teaching and helping others do what they do better.


Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado Ph.D. in Mathematical and Computer Science GPA:  4.0; Qualifying Exams:  Passed Left incomplete due to family responsibilities

University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma M.S. in Applied Mathematics Graduation:  May, 2011; GPA:  3.917

University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma B.S. in Engineering Physics with a concentration in Robotics B.S. in Applied Mathematics B.A. in German Graduation:  May, 2009; GPA:  3.916



Selected Publications & Presentations