Ning Li

Senior Software Engineer / Cloud Services Lead

Ning has over 15 years of HPC experience. He joined NAG in 2008. As a key member of the HPC team he helped support UK's national supercomputer, provided consultation services to academic and industrial partners on parallelising, porting and optimising large scientific applications. Ning is now leading NAG's efforts to bring HPC to the cloud.

Technical Interests

  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Turbulence


  • BS & MS, Tsinghua University
  • Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland

Selected Papers

S. Laizet and N. Li, "Incompact3d: a powerful tool to tackle turbulence problems with up to O(10^5) computational cores", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, vol. 67(11), pp. 1735-1757 2011

N. Li and S. Laizet, "2DECOMP&FFT – A highly scalable 2D decomposition library and FFT interface", Cray User Group 2010 conference, Edinburgh, 2010

N. Li, E. Balaras and J.M. Wallace, "Passive scalar transport in a turbulent mixing layer", Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, vol. 85(1), pp. 1-24, 2010

M. Garcia-Villalba, N. Li, W. Rodi and M.A. Leschziner, "Large eddy simulation of flow over and around a three-dimensional axisymmetric hill", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 627, pp. 55-96, 2009

N. Li and M.A. Leschziner, "Large-eddy simulation of separated flow over a swept wing with approximate near-wall modelling", The Aeronautical Journal, vol. 111, number 1125, 2007