# Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences

Research Unit Profile

The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) is an organized research unit created to foster the development of interdisciplinary programs in computational sciences and engineering (CSE), mathematical modeling, applied mathematics, software engineering, and computational visualization.

Research Unit Affiliated Faculty

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Arapostathis, Aristotle | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Adaptive control and estimation techniques of stochastic systems; Stochastic hybrid systems; Adaptive control of nonlinear systems Research interests include analysis and estimation techniques for … |

Arbogast, Todd | Mathematics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | 1. Algorithm development and numerical analysis of partial differential equations 2. Homogenization and multi-scale analysis 3. Mathematical modeling and simulation of subsurface flow phenomena 4. … |

Babuska, Ivo | Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics | Numerical solution of partial differential equations, especially the finite element method; computational problems of solid mechanics; theory of partial differential equations |

Bajaj, Chandrajit | Computer Science; Statistics and Scientific Computation | * Distributed processing, * Algebraic computation * Computational structural biology * Computational geometry * Computer graphics * Image processing * Data compression * Scientific computation … |

Baldea, Michael | Chemical Engineering | Our group addresses fundamental and practical challenges in Process and Energy Systems Engineering. We develop theoretical and computational methods that rely on concepts, tools and techniques from … |

Baldick, Ross | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Current research involves optimization, economic theory, and statistical analysis applied to electric power system operations, the public policy and technical issues associated with electric … |

Beckner, William | Mathematics | Research objective: To examine how the interplay of symmetry, smoothness and uncertainty can characterize structure for geometric manifolds and model dynamical processes Areas of Interest: Fourier … |

Bonnecaze, Roger | Chemical Engineering | Fluid mechanics of suspensions and emulsions, electrical impedance tomography, micromechanics of imprint lithography, self-assembly of nanoparticulate films. |

Bovik, Alan | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Digital video communication, Image processing, Computational aspects of biological visual perception |

Brockett, Patrick | Finance | His research includes risk management, insurance, actuarial science, statistical models in finance and insurance, business management, information systems |

Browne, James | Computer Science | Parallel computation, with the major focus on parallel programming, high-level specification languages, and integration of computer science with application areas |

Bryant, Michael | Mechanical Engineering | -Friction and Wear (Tribology) -Mechatronics -Integrated Systems Design Dr. Bryant specializes in dry sliding devices (brakes and brushes) and the design of … |

Bui, Tan | Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics | Inverse problems Uncertainty quantification Numerical analysis Numerical optimization Reduced-order modeling (model order reduction) Scientific computing Parallel computing Applied mathematics |

Caffarelli, Luis | Mathematics | Harmonic Analysis and Partial Differential Equations |

Chelikowsky, James | Chemical Engineering; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Physics | Dr. Chelikowsky is an expert in materials science, quantum mechanics and density functional theory’s application to semiconducting materials. He uses computers to research the properties of … |

Cline, Alan | Computer Science; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Mathematical software, numerical analysis and scientific computing |

Dawson, Clinton | Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Numerical Solution to Partial Differential Equations; Algorithms for Massively Parallel Scientific Computation; Application to Surface and Subsurface Flow and Transport in Earth Systems Dr. … |

Demkov, Alexander | Physics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Condensed matter theory; physics of electronic materials, surfaces and interfaces; thin films and devices; novel materials; quantum transport. |

Demkowicz, Leszek | Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Computational Acoustics and Electromagnetics; hp-Adaptive Finite and Boundary Element Methods; Applied Functional Analysis Dr. Demkowicz' research combines applied mathematics, continuum and … |

Dhillon, Inderjit | Computer Science; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing, Data Mining, Statistical Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Clustering & Classification, Data Visualization, Bioinformatics, Parallel Computing. Dr. … |

Elber, Ron | Chemistry and Biochemistry | On the biophysics front, Dr, Elber's Research Group is interested in computational algorithms to extend the time scale of simulations in molecular biophysics. Straightforward simulation … |

Engquist, Bjorn | Mathematics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Mathematics: Computational & Applied. |

Ezekoye, Ofodike | Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering; Mechanical Engineering | -Heat Transfer in Reacting Flows -Particle-gas Fluid Mechanics -Fire and Combustion Modeling Dr. Ezekoye's research interests cover combustion, heat transfer, and aerosols. He is particularly … |

Fussell, Donald | Computer Science | * Computer architecture * computer graphics * VLSI systems design * and database concurrency control |

Gamba, Irene | Mathematics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Applied and Computational Analysis, Mathematical and Statistical Physics, non-linear Kinetic and Partial Differential Equations. |

Garg, Vijay | Electrical and Computer Engineering; South Asia Institute | Dr. Garg's current research interests are in the areas of distributed systems, discrete event systems and software engineering. |

Ghattas, Omar | Biomedical Engineering; Computer Science; Department of Geological Sciences of the Jackson School of Geosciences; Mechanical Engineering | Dr. Ghattas' interests are in forward and inverse modeling, and optimal design and control, of complex systems in the geophysical, mechanical, and biomedical engineering sciences, with particular … |

Gonzalez, Oscar | Mathematics | Computational and Applied Mathematics, Mechanics, Modeling |

Gutell, Robin | School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Computational biology and bioinformatics, RNA structure and folding, molecular evolution. The analysis of RNA sequences from an RNA structure and a molecular phylogenetic perspective can reveal the … |

Harding, Gabrielle | ||

Hasenbein, John | Mechanical Engineering | -Stochastic fluid networks and stochastic programming -Fluid holding cost algorithms, linear and nonlinear approximations -Game-theoretic queueing models and pricing -Scheduling multiclass networks … |

Heath, Robert | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Interference management in wireless networks, sequence design, and all aspects of MIMO communication including antenna design, practical receiver architectures, limited feedback techniques, mobility … |

Henkelman, Graeme | Chemistry and Biochemistry; Statistics and Scientific Computation | The primary focus of the Henkelman group is the development of simulation methodology to study kinetic processes at the atomic scale. We are interested in surface growth, diffusion in solids, and … |

Hesse, Marc | Department of Geological Sciences of the Jackson School of Geosciences | Dr. Hesse's research centers on mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of porous media in the earth and environmental sciences. It is motivated by fundamental interest in the dynamics of … |

Hillis, David | School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | The study of evolution of biotic diversity is the focus of Professor Hillis' research. Most of his research concerns use of molecular genetic techniques to study relationships among populations, … |

Hu, Jingwei | Mathematics | Numerical methods Fast algorithms Applied analysis for problems arising in kinetic theory, conservation laws, quantum mechanics, wave propagations, seismic imaging and seismic data processing |

Huang, Rui | Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics | Reliability in Advanced Interconnects and Packaging Nonlinear Mechanics of Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes Mechanical stability of nanostructures Wrinkling of Thin Films on Soft Substrates Surface … |

Hughes, Thomas | Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | -Acoustics -Bioengineering -Complex Fluids -Computational Mechanics -Computational Geometry -Fluid Mechanics -Solid Mechanics |

Kallivokas, Loukas | Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering | Computational mechanics; wave propagation and structural dynamics; earthquake engineering; inverse problems in engineering; acoustics; numerical methods; large-scale computational modeling and … |

Keitt, Timothy | School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | We work in computational and quantitative ecology with a special emphasis on ecological self-organization, macroecology/biogeography and habitat connectivity. Our work ranges from pure theoretical … |

Koch, Hans | Mathematics | Statistical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics |

Kreuzer, Steven | Biomedical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering | Mechanotransduction--the process by which cells turn external, mechanical signals (force, displacement, etc.) into changes in behavior--is a key phenomena that governs both the maintenance of healthy … |

Lenharth, Andrew | Computer Science | Galois is a system that automatically executes "Galoized" serial C++ or Java code in parallel on shared-memory machines. It works by exploiting amorphous data-parallelism, which is present … |

Luecke, John | Mathematics | Topology and Geometry of 3-D spaces |

Maidment, David | Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering | Geographic information systems (GIS); expert systems and statistical techniques in hydrology and water resources planning; water use forecasting Area of Expertise: Environmental and Water Resources … |

Makarov, Dmitrii | Chemistry and Biochemistry | Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations of protein folding and unfolding, mechanical properties of proteins, kinetics of biochemical reactions at the single molecule level, RNA folding. |

Marcotte, Edward | Chemistry and Biochemistry | Dr. Marcotte's research group combines computational/bioinformatics approaches with experimental approaches to study protein function and protein-protein interactions. They've discovered a … |

Marder, Michael | Physics | Theoretical investigations of pattern formation, nonlinear dynamics, especially the dynamics of fracture, phase transitions. |

Matzner, Richard | Physics | General relativity and cosmology, kinetic theory, black hole physics, gravitational radiation. Former Lead PI on the Binary Black Hole Grand Challenge Project. |

McKinney, Daene | Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering; Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies | Water resource systems analysis; groundwater hydrology; numerical modeling and economic analysis of groundwater systems; multi-phase flow in porous media; expert geographic information systems … |

Mear, Mark | Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics | Micromechanics; Fracture Mechanics; Boundary Element Methods Dr. Mear specializes in the mechanics of solids. He has served on the Cockrell School of Engineering faculty since 1987. He has published … |

Meyers, Lauren | School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Mathematical and computational biology; Infectious disease ecology and epidemiology; RNA evolution. |

Moon, Tessie | Mechanical Engineering | Mechanics and Design of Materials, Processing, Structures and Systems Polymer Composites: Materials, Processing and Structures Electronics Packaging and Interconnects: Materials, Processing, and … |

Morrison, Philip | Physics | Basic nonlinear plasma dynamics, Hamiltonian dynamics of few and infinite degree-of-freedom systems, fluid mechanics. |

Moser, Robert | Mechanical Engineering; Statistics and Scientific Computation | * Turbulence physics * Direct numerical simulation and spectral methods * Large-eddy simulation * Cardiovascular fluid mechanics * Verification, validation and uncertainty … |

Oden, J | Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics; Mathematics | Computational Mechanics, Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations, Computational and Applied Mathematics Dr. Oden's research focuses on contemporary topics in computational … |

Perry, Dewayne | Electrical and Computer Engineering | -Software architecture -Software engineering process, analyses, and tools -Empirical studies in software engineering |

Pingali, Keshav | Computer Science | High performance computing; compilers; methodologies and tools for programming multicore processors, with a focus on irregular applications from domains like graphics, scientific computing and data … |

Press, William | School of Biological Sciences; Computer Science; Section of Integrative Biology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Bioinformatics, especially whole genome studies, and computational statistical methods |

Rodin, Gregory | Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics | -Fast Algorithms for Composite Materials -Mechanics of Ice -Creep Deformation and Fracture Dr. Rodin's research focuses on the modeling of materials on the basis of their microstructures. |

Rodriguez-Villegas, F | Mathematics | Special values of L-functions, Number Theory |

Ronn, Ehud | Finance | Asset pricing, capital markets, derivatives, interest rates, investment management, risk management, electric utilities, energy, investment banking He … |

Schulz, Karl | Statistics and Scientific Computation | Computational Fluid Dynamics; Flow-Structure Interaction; Parallel Algorithms; Domain Decomposition; Cluster Computing; Unstructured Meshing; Climate, Ocean, and Weather Modeling Current Projects: … |

Sepehrnoori, Kamy | Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering | Dr. Sepehrnoori's research interests include reservoir simulation, numerical solution of differential equations, applied mathematics, enhanced oil recovery, subsurface remediation modeling, and … |

Shapiro, Paul | Astronomy; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Cosmology; galaxy formation; the interstellar medium; the intergalactic medium; interstellar dust grains; astrophysical hydrodynamics |

Soares, Joao | Biomedical Engineering | The overarching goal of the Center for Cardiovascular Simulation (CCS) is developing computational biomechanical models for understanding heart valve and heart disease progression for developing … |

Stogner, Roy | ||

Swinney, Harry | Physics | Nonlinear dynamics, instabilities and pattern formation, chaos, phase transitions. |

Tassoulas, John | Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering | Structural mechanics; constitutive equations of materials; wave propagation; numerical analysis Area of Expertise: Structural Engineering |

Terrel, Andy | Statistics and Scientific Computation | My work focuses on developing abstractions to generate low level optimized code from high level mathematical descriptions. This requires the intersection of compiler theory, software design, … |

Tompaidis, Efstathios | Finance; Information, Risk and Operations Management | Asset pricing, derivatives, risk management, capital markets, energy |

Torres-Verdin, Carlos | Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering | Electromagnetic geophysics, numerical simulation, inverse theory, reservoir characterization, and 3-D reflection seismology Current Research Projects: -Formation … |

Tsai, Yen-Hsi | Mathematics | •Multiscale modeling and computations •High frequency wave propagation •Computational interface methods •Visibility optimization •Image processing •Hamilton-Jacobi … |

Turner, Jack | Physics | Nonequilibrium statistical and thermal physics, nonlinear dynamics, physics of self-organizing systems, computational physics, computer-based education. |

Van De Geijn, Robert | Computer Science; Department of Statistics and Data Science | Formal derivation of algorithms, mechanical generation of libraries, numerical analysis, parallel supercomputing, scientific computing, high-performance linear algebra libraries. |

Varghese, Philip | Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics | Laser Based Sensors, Flow Diagnostics Using Raman and Rayleigh Scattering, and Optimal Modeling of Nonequilibrium Flows. Dr. Varghese specializes in nonintrusive measurements using lasers and in the … |

Vishik, Mikhail | Mathematics | Existence and uniqueness theory for the Euler equations of an ideal incompressible fluid; Function spaces and wavelets; Linear and nonlinear stability theory of fluid motion; Navier-Stokes equations … |

Wheeler, John | Astronomy | Theory and observations of supernovae and gamma-ray bursts, Astrobiology, Asteroseismology. |

Wheeler, Mary | Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics; Mathematics; Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Primary research interest is in the numerical solutions of partial differential systems with applications to flow in porous media, geomechanics, surface flow, and parallel computation. Her numerical … |

Wilson, Preston | Mechanical Engineering | -Acoustics -Underwater Acoustics -Physical Acoustics -Novel Experimental Techniques and -Transduction -Acoustic Propagation and Scattering in Multiphase Media … |

Yilmaz, Ali | Electrical and Computer Engineering | -Computational electromagnetics -High performance computing -Hybrid electromagnetic/circuit simulators -Fast algorithms -Integral equation methods -Parallel computing |

Zariphopoulou, Thaleia | Information, Risk and Operations Management; Mathematics | Mathematics of finance, applied mathematics; stochastic control theory, indifference prices |