Career Change

After more than 20 fantastic years at Sandia, I am calling it quits this coming summer. I am forever indebted to my wonderful Sandia colleagues, past and present, who made my years at Sandia incredibly rewarding. I will be an independent researcher and consultant under the auspices of my business called

'Magical' mathematics unlocks engineering honor for Sandia scientist (Sandia Labs News Release)

LIVERMORE, Calif. - Tamara Kolda of Sandia National Laboratories has spent a career finding mathematical patterns in data sets ranging from mouse neurons to crime statistics, so when she talks about how ‘magical’ the results seem, even experts in other fields take notice. olda was one of 87 members elected to the National Academy of Engineering this year - one of a handful of mathematicians ever granted membership.

Elected to NAE

Humbled to announce that I’m one of the 87 new members of the National Academy of Engineering.

ACM Fellow

Happy to report that I’ve been named a 2019 ACM Fellow for innovations in algorithms for tensor decompositions, contributions to data science, and community leadership.