Dongwook_CV (Last updated: May, 2018)
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 primary 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.
- 2018-present: Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, The University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
- 2014-2018: Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, The University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
- 2009-2014: Research Scientist, Flash Center, Astronomy and Astrophysics, The University of Chicago, IL
- 2010-2014: Fellow, Computational Institute, Argonne National Lab, The University of Chicago, IL
- 2006-2009: Postdoc, Flash Center, Astronomy and Astrophysics, The University of Chicago, IL
- Ph.D., 2006, Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation, The University of Maryland at College Park, MD
- M.S., 2003, Aerospace Engineering, The University of Maryland at College Park, MD
- M.S., 1998, Mathematics, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea
- B.S., 1994, Mathematics, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea