Dr. Chapman is a Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and of Computer Science, at Stony Brook University, where she is affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Computational Science. She also directs Computer Science and Mathematics Research at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
She has performed research on parallel programming interfaces and the related implementation technology for over 20 years and has been involved in several efforts to develop community standards for parallel programming, including OpenMP, OpenACC and OpenSHMEM. Her research group created the OpenUH compiler that enabled practical experimentation with proposed extensions and implementation techniques for both Fortran and C programming languages. Dr. Chapman has co-authored over 200 papers and two books. She obtained a B.Sc. with 1st Class Honours in Mathematics from the University of Canterbury and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Queen’s University of Belfast.