Yousef Saad is a College of Science and Engineering (CSE) distinguished professor with the Dept of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He received the "Doctorat d'Etat" from the University of Grenoble (France) in 1983. He was head of the Dept of Computer Science and Engineering from January 1997 to June 2000 and became a CSE distinguished professor in 2005. From 1981 to 1990, he held positions at Berkeley, Yale, UIUC, and RIACS. His current research interests include numerical linear algebra, sparse matrix computations, iterative methods, parallel computing, numerical methods for electronic structure, and linear algebra methods in data mining. He is the developer or co-developer of several software packages for solving sparse linear systems of equations and eigenvalue problems including SPARSKIT, pARMS, ITSOL, and EVSL. He is also a SIAM fellow (class of 2010) and a fellow of the AAAS (2011).