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Sean Patrick Yaw

Sean Yaw

Phone (505) 665-3151


  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Algorithms
  • Applied Math
  • Network modeling
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Networks
  • Systems of networked sensors
  • Energy systems such as the smart grid
  • Network design
  • Network modeling


Infrastructure Network Optimization

  • Scalable infrastructure optimization.
  • Graph simplification under cost guarantees.
  • Network design robust to uncertain network parameters.

Cloud Resource Management

  • Cost constrained network monitoring.
  • Latency control.
  • Computation placement.


  • Computational Complexity.
  • Approximation algorithms.
  • Linear program relaxations.
  • Graph Theory.

Smart Grid

  • Peak demand minimization.
  • Renewable resource integration.

3D Geospatial Data Analysis

  • Feature extraction.
  • Filtering.
  • Data visualization.


PhD, Computer Science, Montana State University, May 2017.

MS, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University, Dec. 2010.

BS, Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, Apr. 2007.


LANL Positions

Postdoctoral Research Associate, May 2017 - Present.



S. Micka, S. Yaw, B. Fasy, B. Mumey, and M. Wittie, Efficient Multipath Flow Monitoring, IEEE IFIP Networking, Jun. 2017.

B. Mumey, S. Shahmohammadi, K. McManus, and S. Yaw, Parity Balancing Path Flow Decomposition and Routing, IEEE Globecom Workshops, Dec. 2015.

S. Yaw, E. Howard, B. Mumey, and M. Wittie, Cooperative Group Provisioning with Latency Guarantees in Multi-Cloud Deployments, SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, Jul. 2015.

B. Mumey, S. Yaw, C. Fastnow, and D. Singel, Finding Pathways to Student Success from Data, International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU), May 2015.

S. Yaw, and B. Mumey, An Exact Algorithm for Non-Preemptive Peak Demand Job Scheduling, Combinatorial Optimization and Applications (COCOA), Dec. 2014.

S. Yaw, B. Mumey, E. McDonald, and J. Lemke, Peak Demand Scheduling in the Smart Grid, IEEE Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Nov. 2014. B. Mumey, R. Jantti, and S. Yaw, Scheduling Uncertain Links in Multihop Cognitive Relay Networks, IEEE Globecom, Dec. 2013.