High Performance Computing
Researchers in High Performance Computing


Jeff Borggaard
Professor Borggaard studies the design and control of fluids. This includes computational fluid dynamics, control theory, optimization, sensitivity analysis, uncertainty quantification, and reducedorder models. In each case, the application of these research areas to partial differential equations that describe fluids are of interest.


John Burns
Professor Burns' current research is focused on computational methods for modeling, control, estimation and optimization of complex systems where spatially distributed information is essential. This includes systems modeled by partial and delay differential equations. Recent applications include modeling and control of thermal fluids, design and thermal management systems and optimization of mobile sensor networks.



Julianne Chung
Professor Chung's research interests include numerical methods and software for computing solutions to largescale inverse problems, such as those that arise in imaging applications.


Matthias Chung
Professor Chung's research concerns computational methods in the intersection of computational modeling, machine learning, data analytics with an emphasis on inverse problems. Driven by its application, he and his group develop and analyze efficient numerical methods for inverse problems. Applications of interest are, but not limited to, systems biology, medical and geophysical imaging, and dynamical systems.



Russell Hewett
Professor Hewett's research interests lie at the intersection of inverse problems, deep learning, and highperformance computing. His research is motivated by problems in science with extreme data and compute scales, for example geoscience and space physics. Research in these areas also involves developments in numerical differential equations, optimization, estimation, and statistics.


Tao Lin
Professor Tao Lin's main research interest is the numerical analysis on computational methods related with differential equations. He designs new numerical methods and carry out their convergence analysis. His recent research focuses on immersed finite element (IFE) methods that can solve interface problems of partial differential equation with interface independent meshes. He is also working on applying IFE methods to interface inverse problems via the shape optimization methodology.



Eileen Martin
Dr. Martin is an assistant professor doing research focused on computational mathematics, particularly with applications to geosciences. Her interests include dataintensive high performance computing, signal processing, imaging science, inverse problems, and working with largescale sensor networks collecting streaming data.


Peter Wapperom
Professor Wapperom conducts research in computational fluid dynamics of complex fluids. This involves the mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of the flow of polymeric liquids and fluids reinforced with rigid particles.



Tim Warburton
Professor Warburton holds the John K. Costain Chair in the College of Science at Virginia Tech and is a faculty member of both the Department of Mathematics and the Computational Modeling and Data Analytics program. His research interests include developing new parallel algorithms and methods that are used to solve PDE based physical modes on the largest supercomputers.


Layne T. Watson
Dr. Watson's research interests include numerical analysis; nonlinear programming; mathematical software; solid mechanics; fluid mechanics; image processing; parallel computation; bioinformatics.



Jason R. Wilson
Collegiate Assistant Professor Wilson teaches Math and CMDA classes. His research interests include large scale linear algebra, high performance computing, and the mathematical foundations of data science.


Turker Topcu
Dr. Topcu works in the field of computational science. His research involves developing algorithms and codes to solve partial and ordinary differential equations to simulate quantum dynamical systems.
