Los Alamos National LaboratoryIS&T Co-Design Summer School
Train future scientists to work across disciplines to solve today's challenges

2014 Co-Design Summer School Students

Los Alamos IS&T Co-Design Summer School 2014 participants.

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  • School & Application Science Lead
  • Ben Bergen
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  • Computer Science Lead
  • Allen McPherson
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  • Christoph Junghans
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  • Sponsor IS&T Center
  • Frank Alexander
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Erin Carrier

Erin Carrier

University of Illinois Ubana-Champaign

Department of Computer Science

Advisor: Luke Olson

Erin is in the scientific computing research group at the University of Illinois.  She is interested in general numerical analysis and high performance computing.

Ken Czuprynski

Ken Czuprynski

University of Iowa

Department of Applied Mathematics

Advisor: Weimin Han

Ken is currently a third year graduate student at the University of Iowa studying Applied Mathematics. Broadly, his research focuses on Differential Equations / Numerical Analysis and their application to problems in Biomedical Imaging. More specifically, Ken has been working with the Radiative Transfer Equation investigating existence and uniqueness under varying assumptions, as well as the development of numerical algorithms.

Robert Pavel

Robert Pavel

University of Delaware

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineerring

Advisor: Guang R Gao

Robert is a fourth year Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Delaware under his advisor, Distinguished Professor Guang R. Gao. Robert received his undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware in 2010. His research interests include the optimization of code and algorithms for novel architectures, and program execution models. Robert's thesis topic is the development of tools to utilize parallel discrete event simulation in the study and design of computer architectures and program execution models for exascale computing.

Pascal Grosset

Pascal Grosset

University of Utah

School of Computing

Advisor: Charles Hansen

Pascal is a PhD student in Computer Graphics and Visualization at the University of Utah. His areas of interest are visualization and, high performance computing. For his PhD work, Pascal collaborates with chemical engineers who work on clean coal combustion. They run large simulations on clusters to simulate burning of pulverized coal at high temperatures. This generates huge amounts of time varying data which are usually too big to comprehend in their raw form. Pascal's research aids in the visualization of these data by investigating new volume rendering algorithms that speed up the rendering and composting process on clusters. Also, since coal combustion results in turbulent combustion, the resulting images can be messy and hard to understand. So Pascal also works on perception techniques that help to better understand the combustion images.

Andrew Reisner

Andrew Reisner

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Department of Computer Science

Advisor: Luke Olson

Andrew is a student in the Scientific Computing group at the University of Illinois. He has a general interest in multigrid methods for applications with a focus on performance.

Robert Bird

Robert Bird

University of Warwick

Department of Computer Science

Advisor: Stephen Jarvis

Robert is a PhD student in the High Performance & Scientific Computing group at the University of Warwick. His research focuses on developing novel techniques to facilitate effective use of future compute hardware. As the prominence of heterogeneous computing platforms increase, so too does the disparity between achieved and theoretical peak performance for many scientific codes. His work aims to address this gap, by providing a set of techniques to offer portable performance to legacy codes.