Randy LeVeque received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1982. His main research interests are in the development, analysis, and application of numerical methods for partial differential equations. He is the primary developer of the Clawpack software package and the author of three books on numerical methods for differential equations. Current research interests are focused on software development, including tools for reproducible research and literate programming, development and analysis of algorithms for differential equations, and applications of hyperbolic solvers in geophysics (particularly tsunamis), biophysics (particularly shock wave propagation in tissue and bone), and astrophysics. LeVeque is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). He is Chair of the SIAM Journals Committee and serves on the SIAM Board of Trustees.