Agnieszka Międlar is an assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Kansas. Her research focuses on numerical linear algebra, numerical analysis for partial differential equations, and scientific computing, with an emphasis on iterative solvers for large-scale linear systems and eigenvalue problems, and adaptive finite element methods. She collaborates with colleagues from other areas of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering to develop advanced algorithms to solve complex real-life problems of global importance. Miedlar’s most recent work is strongly motivated by emerging numerical linear algebra challenges in computational quantum chemistry and materials science, and the rapidly changing landscape of traditional high-performance computing environments. In her work with IARI, she collaborates on a project with a high-energy nuclear physicist and video and performance artists to produce new work at the boundaries of science and visual art.