Michael E. Papka

I’m a computer scientist with expertise and interests in visualization, large-scale data analysis, and the development and deployment of research infrastructure in support of science.

At Argonne National Laboratory, I am the deputy associate laboratory director for Computing, Environment and Life Sciences and the director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.

I am also the 2020 Presidential Research, Scholarship and Artistry Professor at Northern Illinois University‘s Department of Computer Science, where I teach courses in data structures, visualization and virtual reality and co-lead the data, devices and interaction laboratory with Joseph Insley from the NIU School of Art and Design.


Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Ave.
Building 240, Room 4134
Lemont, IL 60439
Phone: (630) 252-8600 (Kathy DiBennardi)
[email protected]

Northern Illinois University
Psychology/Computer Science Building
Room 559
DeKalb, IL 60115
[email protected]

Psychology/Computer Science Building
Room 55