Dr. Leung manages the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program, of which she is an alumna. The DOE CSGF, a highly competitive program, provides support for doctoral students in accredited U.S. academic institutions in all areas of computational science and engineering (CSE) while also working to establish this relatively new modality of scientific discovery and to build a community of leaders in CSE. Before joining Krell in 2008, she was the project director for the Tools for Success program at Miami Dade College. Funded by the National Science Foundation, Tools for Success is aimed at increasing the participation of under-represented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Dr. Leung received her Ph.D. in computational physical chemistry at the University of Washington. Her thesis work involved simulating the production of quantum macroscopic superposition states of the Bose-Einstein condensate. She conducted her computational studies at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Leung also spent 16 years working in the computer industry, where she held a variety of technical and management positions with an emphasis on education, instructional design and distance learning.
Dr. Leung is a member of a number of professional societies, including the American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the American Association of University Women. She currently serves on the AAAS Committee on Opportunities in Science.