Dr. Mike Kirby received his B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and Computer and Information Sciences from The Florida State University in 1997. He received his M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University in 1999 and received a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Brown University in 2001. In August 2002 he completed his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at Brown University.
Dr. Kirby has been with the university since 2002, moving up the ranks from assistant professor to associate professor in 2008 to full professor in 2014 within the School of Computing. He currently is the Acting Director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute and the founding Executive Director of the Utah Informatics Initiative (UI2). He also currently serves as the Director and Program Manager of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Multi-Scale Multidisciplinary Modeling of Electronic Materials (MSME) Collaborative Research Alliance (CRA) which is led out of Utah. His research interests include scientific and data computing, visualization, uncertainty quantification, high-performance computing and computational engineering and science applications.