University Partnerships

Enabling scientists to make precise statements about the degree of confidence they have in their simulation-based predictions

Contacts  

  • Nels Hoffman
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • (505) 667-3417
  • Email
  • Ted Blacker
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Email
  • Dan Nikkel
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Email

The Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program

The Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP) centers focus on the emerging field of predictive science—the application of verified and validated computational simulations to predict the behavior of complex systems where routine experiments are not feasible.

The centers focus on unclassified applications of interest to NNSA and its three national laboratories: LLNL, LANL, and SNL.

The PSAAP centers develop the science and engineering models and software for their large-scale simulations, as well as employing best practices of verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification. A crucial new aspect of their work, in the current phase of the program, is computer science research aimed at addressing the major challenges of data movement, parallel scaling, resiliency, and power consumption in emerging high-performance computing hardware.

The goal of such research is to make the most effective use of next-generation computers, which will be of completely unprecedented scale and complexity, but which promise to allow revolutionary advances in physical fidelity and accuracy.

PSAAP centers:

NNSA press release announcing PSAAP II

Trilab Support Team

Each of the six university centers has its own Trilab Support Team (TST), consisting of NNSA laboratory researchers who act as liaisons with the centers. Each of the three NNSA laboratories provides two members to each TST. The Los Alamos TST members are:

Florida
David Daniel (CS)
(505) 667-0883

Mark Schraad (S&E Apps)
(505) 665-3946

Illinois
Sriram Swaminarayan (Illinois TST Chair) (CS)
(505) 667-8647

Jim Cooley (V&V)
(505) 606-0421

Notre Dame
Scott Pakin (CS)
(505) 667-5568

Tariq Aslam (S&E Apps)
(505) 667-1367

Stanford
Mark Anderson (V&V)
(505) 667-4772

Fernando Grinstein (S&E Apps)
(505) 665-2409

Texas A&M
Bob Little (Texas A&M TST Chair) (S&E Aps)
(505) 665-3487

Chad Olinger (V&V)
505-665-8564

Utah
Jim Ahrens (CS)
(505) 667-5797

Fred Wysocki (V&V)
(505) 667-6543

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