(In alphabetical order)


LBbwLorena Barba — Currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, she received her PhD in Aeronautics (2004) from the California Institute of Technology. Prof Barba leads a research group working in algorithms and applications of GPU computing, with a main focus in computational fluid dynamics. Her areas of expertise include unsteady fluid flows, vortex dynamics and vortex methods, immersed boundary methods, and fast N-body simulations. She has carried out work in the development and application of parallel algorithms in these and other areas; a recent example involves modeling the electrostatic effects in proteins using parallel fast boundary element methods. Prof. Barba received an Nvidia Academic Partnership award in 2011.

RBbwRichard Brower — A Professor of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, he serves as the National Software Co-ordinator for the SciDAC software infrastructure project, and is a member of the USQCD Executive Committee. Prof. Brower has worked in several fields of theoretical and computational physics, including: string theory, hadron phenomenology, quantum chromodynamics, lattice formulations of quantum field theory and statistical mechanics, and molecular dynamics. He has experience with parallel algorithms starting with data-parallel methods on the Connection Machine, to message passing on modern computer clusters.

MGbwMartin Herbordt — An Associate Professor of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, he works in computer architecture, in particular finding ways to accelerate applications not optimally served by mainstream processors. Such activity has led to applications in computer vision, weather and climate modeling, and lately, bioinformatics and computational biology. Early on, he concentrated on high-end ASIC-based solutions; later, on switching fabrics for connecting off-the-shelf components or IP; and, most recently, on using the vast capabilities of configurable circuits (FPGAs). Most recently, he has been involved in creating an environment that allows application programmers to transparently use co-processors based on FPGAs.

CRbwClaudio Rebbi — The Director of the Center for Computational Science in Boston University and, until recently, the Chair of the Physics Department, Prof. Rebbi works on the application of simulation techniques to field theory and particle theory. He has also worked on quantum lattice gage theories, non-perturbative properties of quantum chromodynamics, and computational implementation of semiclassical methods in quantum field theory. Prof. Rebbi was one of the founders of the Division of Computational Physics of the American Physical Society, for which he served as vice-chair (1988–’90) and chair (1990–’91). He led the effort to establish the Center for Computational Science at BU, which was chartered in 1990 and has fostered computationally based research and education since.

Graduate Students

  • Christopher Cooper
  • Ashfaq Khan
  • Anush Krishnan
  • Simon Layton
  • Atabak Mahram

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