Rick L. Stevens


Bicentennial Medal (2019)


Rick L. Stevens is the associate laboratory director of the Computing, Environment and Life Sciences directorate at Argonne National Laboratory, and a professor of computer science at the University of Chicago. He earned his Bachelors of Science from Western Michigan University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University.

Stevens' research spans the computational and computer sciences from high-performance computing, to the building of innovative tools and techniques for biological science and infectious disease research as well as approaches to advance deep learning to accelerate cancer research. He specializes in high-performance computing, collaborative visualization technology, and grid computing.

Stevens is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has received many national honors for his research, including an R&D 100 award. He received the IU Bicentennial Medal in August 2019 in recognition for his distinguished contributions to the advancement of science.