Margot has been the Director of ICME since 2010. She received her Ph.D. in Scientific Computing and Computational Mathematics at Stanford in 1997. After five years as faculty member at the University of Auckland, she returned to Stanford in 2001. Her primary appointment is in Energy Resources Engineering. Margot specializes in computational modeling of fluid flow processes, with emphasis on reservoir simulation. She teaches several of the ICME core and service courses in numerical analysis and linear algebra, as well as courses in renewable energy and reservoir simulation.