About Me

I am an associate professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of California Santa Cruz.

My research interests emphasize developing numerical methods for nonlinear fluid dynamics in order to simulate multi-physical phenomena using time-dependent, high-order accurate mathematical algorithms, especially on large-scale parallel computing architectures. A very important area of my research interests is the pursuit of methods to improve numerical solutions for stability, accuracy, and efficiency.

Prior to joining UCSC, I was an applied and computational mathematician at the Flash Center for Computational Science of the University of Chicago from 2006 to 2014. As a research scientist at the Flash Center and one of the principal architects of the FLASH code, my principal scientific contribution to FLASH was to develop the state-of-the-art directionally unsplit solvers of hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics that are capable of simulating multi physics phenomena in astrophysics as well as high-energy-density physics.

I received my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation from the University of Maryland at College Park, MD in 2006.