Computational Science

Daniel Bienstock
Applied Mathematics

Applied mathematics, methodology and high-performance implementation of optimization algorithms, applications of optimization: preventing national-scale blackouts, emergency management, approximate solution of massively large optimization problems, higher-dimensional reformulation techniques for integer programming, robust optimization

Simon J. L. Billinge
Materials Science and Engineering

Amorphous and nanostructured pharmaceuticals and molecular materials, methods for solving the nanostructure problem, nanoscale fluctuations in exotic electronic materials, nanostructured materials for energy and environmental remediation, software for complex modeling and nanostructure determination

Qiang Du
Applied Mathematics

Numerical analysis, mathematical modeling and scientific computation with selected applications in physical, biological, materials, data and information sciences

Eitan Grinspun
Applied Mathematics / Computer Science

Computer graphics and scientific computing, computational mechanics, mathematical foundations of graphics, discrete differential geometry, computer science

Kyle Mandli
Applied Mathematics

Computational and analytical aspects of geophysical problems dealing with shallow mass; Development of adaptive mesh re finement strategies for geophysics; Design and implementation of wave propagation software
Chris A. Marianetti
Materials Science and Engineering

Predicting materials properties from first-principles computations; materials with energy related applications; density-functional theory; dynamical mean-field theory; transition-metal oxides; actinides, energy storage and conversion materials

Lorenzo M. Polvani
Applied Mathematics

Atmospheric and climate dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, numerical methods for weather and climate modeling, planetary atmospheres


Vincent Quenneville-Bélair
Applied Mathematics

Numerical analysis, scientific computing, gravitational waves
Adam H. Sobel
Applied Mathematics

Atmospheric and climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, extreme weather
Marc W. Spiegelman
Applied Mathematics

Advanced computation for multi-physics problems with applications to coupled fluid-solid mechanics in Earth Sciences (e.g. magma dynamics, carbon sequestration)

Chris H. Wiggins
Applied Mathematics

Applied mathematics, mathematical biology, biopolymer dynamics, soft condensed matter, genetic networks and network inference, machine learning


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