# Joost VandeVondele

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**Joost VandeVondele**,

a Belgian physicist, since 2016 head of the *Scientific Software and Libraries unit* at CSCS, ETH Zurich ^{[2]},
and before, assistant professor of nanoscale simulations at the *Department of Materials Science*, ETHZ.
He holds a M.Sc. in engineering physics from Ghent University,
and a Ph.D. from ETHZ in 2001, and further researched as postdoc and senior assistant at the University of Zurich,
and as a Marie-Curie Fellow at the University of Cambridge ^{[3]}.
His research areas include computational physics,
chemical physics, materials science,
modeling and simulation,
density functional theory (DFT) and random phase approximation (RPA),
and high performance computing. Joost VandeVondele further improves scientific software libraries and program packages,
for instance the open source quantum chemistry and solid state physics program package CP2K,
focusing on sparse matrix multiplication algorithms.

# Stockfish

In 2016, Joost VandeVondele started to contribute to the Stockfish project ^{[4]}. As of January 2020, he has accepted to take the role of the maintainer ^{[5]},
and was involved in merging NNUE evaluation into the master branch of the official Stockfish GitHub repository for Stockfish NNUE ^{[6]} ^{[7]}.

# Selected Publications

^{[8]} ^{[9]}

## 2000 ...

- Joost VandeVondele (
**2001**).*Extending length and time scales of ab initio molecular dynamics simulations*. Ph.D. thesis, ETH Zurich - Joost VandeVondele, Jürg Hutter (
**2003**).*An efficient orbital transformation method for electronic structure calculations*. The Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 118, No. 10 - Joost VandeVondele, Matthias Krack, Fawzi Mohamed, Michele Parrinello, Thomas Chassaing, Jürg Hutter (
**2005**).*QUICKSTEP: Fast and accurate density functional calculations using a mixed Gaussian and plane waves approach*. Computer Physics Communications, Vol. 167, No. 2 - Joost VandeVondele (
**2009**).*CP2K: parallel algorithms*. slides as pdf

## 2010 ...

- Manuel Guidon, Jürg Hutter, Joost VandeVondele (
**2010**).*Auxiliary Density Matrix Methods for Hartree−Fock Exchange Calculations*. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, Vol. 6, No. 8 - Joost VandeVondele (
**2014**).*CP2K: summary and new developments*. ETH Zurich, slides as pdf - Clelia Spreafico, Joost VandeVondele (
**2014**).*The nature of excess electrons in anatase and rutile from hybrid DFT and RPA*. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol. 16, No. 47^{[10]}^{[11]} - Urban Borštnik, Joost VandeVondele, Valéry Weber, Jürg Hutter (
**2014**).*Sparse matrix multiplication: The distributed block-compressed sparse row library*. Parallel Computing, Vol. 40, Nos. 5-6 - Ole Schütt, Peter Messmer, Jürg Hutter, Joost VandeVondele (
**2016**).*GPU Accelerated Sparse Matrix–Matrix Multiplication for Linear Scaling Density Functional Theory*. pdf

- Chapter 8 in Ross C. Walker, Andreas W. Götz (
**2016**).*Electronic Structure Calculations on Graphics Processing Units: From Quantum Chemistry to Condensed Matter Physics*. John Wiley & Sons

- Alfio Lazzaro, Joost VandeVondele, Jürg Hutter, Ole Schütt (
**2017**).*Increasing the Efficiency of Sparse Matrix-Matrix Multiplication with a 2.5D Algorithm and One-Sided MPI*. arXiv:1705.10218 - Grzegorz Kwasniewski, Marko Kabić, Maciej Besta, Joost VandeVondele, Raffaele Solcà, Torsten Hoefler (
**2019**).*Red-blue pebbling revisited: near optimal parallel matrix-matrix multiplication*. arXiv:1908.09606

## 2020 ...

- Patrick Zulian, Alena Kopaničáková, Maria Giuseppina Chiara Nestola, Andreas Fink, Nur Aiman Fadel, Joost VandeVondele, Rolf Krause (
**2020**).*Large scale simulation of pressure induced phase-field fracture propagation using Utopia*. arXiv:2007.12908 - Thomas D. Kühne, Marcella Iannuzzi, Mauro Del Ben, Vladimir Rybkin, Patrick Seewald, Frederick Stein, Teodoro Laino, Rustam Z. Khaliullin, Ole Schütt, Florian Schiffmann, Dorothea Golze, Jan Wilhelm, Sergey Chulkov, Mohammad Hossein Bani-Hashemian, Valéry Weber, Urban Borštnik, Mathieu Taillefumier, Alice Shoshana Jakobovits, Alfio Lazzaro, Hans Pabst, Tiziano Müller, Robert Schade, Manuel Guidon, Samuel Andermatt, Nico Holmberg, Gregory Schenter, Anna Hehn, Augustin Bussy, Fabian Belleflamme, Gloria Tabacchi, Andreas Glöß, Michael Lass, Iain Bethune, Christopher J. Mundy, Christian Plessl, Matt Watkins, Joost VandeVondele, Matthias Krack, Jürg Hutter (
**2020**).*CP2K: An electronic structure and molecular dynamics software package - Quickstep: Efficient and accurate electronic structure calculations*. arXiv:2003.03868, The Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 152, No, 19

# Postings

## 2019

- mg vs eg eval by Joost VandeVondele, FishCooking, October 06, 2019 » Middlegame, Endgame, Tapered Eval
- Re: Stockfish contempt testing by Joost VandeVondele, FishCooking, October 29, 2019 » Contempt

## 2020 ...

- The Maintainers They Are a-Changin' by Stephane Nicolet, FishCooking, January 23, 2020
- stockfish COVID-19 strategy by Joost VandeVondele, FishCooking, March 15, 2020
^{[12]} - NNUE merge · Issue #2823 · official-stockfish/Stockfish · GitHub by Joost VandeVondele, July 25, 2020
- [NNUE] Worker update on fishtest by Joost VandeVondele, FishCooking, August 03, 2020
- NNUE evaluation merged in master by Joost VandeVondele, FishCooking, August 06, 2020
- Stockfish 12 by Joost VandeVondele, FishCooking, September 02, 2020

# External Links

- VandeVondele, Joost, Dr. | ETH Zurich
- Joost VandeVondele - Google Scholar
- vondele (Joost VandeVondele) · GitHub
- Joost VandeVondele - Sparse matrix matrix multiplication for linear scaling DFT, YouTube Video

- 41th SPEEDUP Workshop on High-Performance Computing, September 7, 2012, ETH Zurich

# References

- ↑ VandeVondele, Joost, Dr. | ETH Zurich
- ↑ Joost VandeVondele - Google Scholar
- ↑ VandeVondele, Joost, Dr. | ETH Zurich
- ↑ Re: SF misevaluating pawn endings by Eelco de Groot, CCC, December 07, 2016
- ↑ The Maintainers They Are a-Changin' by Stephane Nicolet, FishCooking, January 23, 2020
- ↑ NNUE merge · Issue #2823 · official-stockfish/Stockfish · GitHub by Joost VandeVondele, July 25, 2020
- ↑ NNUE evaluation merged in master by Joost VandeVondele, FishCooking, August 06, 2020
- ↑ dblp: Joost VandeVondele
- ↑ Joost VandeVondele - Google Scholar
- ↑ Density functional theory from Wikipedia
- ↑ Random phase approximation from Wikipedia
- ↑ Coronavirus disease 2019 from Wikipedia