Rob Bisseling is a full professor in scientific computing at the Mathematics Institute of Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He received his BSc and MSc degrees in mathematics from the Catholic University Nijmegen, the Netherlands in 1977 and 1981, and his PhD degree in theoretical chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel in 1987. He worked as a researcher at the Shell laboratory in Amsterdam from 1987 until 1993, and since then he has been at Utrecht University.
He is author of the book Parallel Scientific Computation: A Structured Approach using BSP and MPI (Oxford University Press, 2004), and he has coauthored 50-plus research articles. His research focuses on parallel algorithms for sparse matrix and graph computations, on self-avoiding walks, and on models for parallel computation. He is one of the main designers of the open-source software packages Mondriaan, SAWdoubler, MulticoreBSP, and BSPedupack.