CSE PhD Theses

June 2021

Risk Assessment and Optimal Response Strategies for Resilience of Electric Power Infrastructure to Extreme Weather
Hao-Yu Derek Chang, Civil Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Saurabh Amin

Nuclear Computations Under Uncertainty
Pablo Philippe Ducru, Computational Nuclear Science and Engineering
Advisors: Benoit Forget & Kord Smith

Mathematical and Computational Foundations to Enable Predictive Digital Twins at Scale
Michael George Kapteyn, Computational Science and Engineering (Aeronautics and Astronautics)
Advisor: Karen Wilcox

February 2021

Decentralized Dynamic Load-Balancing Framework for Large-Scale Particle-Based Simulations
Abdulaziz M. Albaiz, Computational Science and Engineering (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
Advisor: John Williams

Design and Optimization of Shared Mobility on Demand: Dynamic Routing and Dynamic Pricing
Yue Guan, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Anuradha M. Annaswamy

Prediction, Analysis, and Learning of Advective Transport in Dynamic Fluid Flows
Chinmay Sameer Kulkarni, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Pierre F.J. Lermusiaux.

A Scientific Machine Learning Approach to Learning Reduced Models for Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
Elizabeth Y. Qian, Computational Science and Engineering (Aeronautics and Astronautics)
Advisor: Karen Wilcox

September 2020

A Monte Carlo Framework for Nuclear Data Uncertainty Propagation via the Windowed Multipole Formalism
Abdulla Abdulaziz Alhajri, Computational Nuclear Science and Engineering
Advisor: Benoit Forget

3D Organ Property Mapping Using Freehand Ultrasound Scans
Alex Robert Benjamin, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Brian Anthony

A Novel Equivalence Method for High Fidelity Hybrid Stochastic-Deterministic Neutron Transport Simulations
Guillaume Louis Giudicelli, Computational Nuclear Science and Engineering
Advisors: Kord Smith & Benoit Forget

Development and Assessment of a Physics-Based Model for Subcooled Flow Boiling with Application to CFD
Ravikishore Kommajosyula, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Emilio Baglietto

Bayesian Learning for High-Dimensional Nonlinear Dynamical Systems: Methodologies, Numerics and Applications to Fluid Flows
Jing Lin, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Pierre Lermusiaux

Modeling of Piston Pin Lubrication in Internal Combustion Engines
Zhen Meng, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Tian Tian

A Molecular Dynamics Study of the Tribological Properties of Diamond Like Carbon
Mathew M. Swisher, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Nicolas G. Hadjiconstantinou

Fast Modeling of Multi-phase Mixture Transport in Piston/Ring/Liner System via GAN-Augmented Progressive Modeling
Qin Zhang, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Tian Tian

May 2020

New Overlapping Finite Elements and Their Application in the AMORE Paradigm
Junbin Huang, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Klaus-Jürgen Bathe

Covariance Estimation on Matrix Manifolds
Antoni Musolas Otaño, Computational Science and Engineering (Aeronautics & Astronautics)
Advisor: Youssef Marzouk

Enhancing Internet of Things Experience in Augmented Reality Environments
Yongbin Sun, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Sanjay Sarma

Physics-Constrained Machine Learning Strategies for Turbulent Flows and Bubble Dynamics
Zhong Yi Wan, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Themistoklis Sapsis

February 2020

A Two-Step Port-Reduced Reduced-Basis Component Method for Time Domain Elastodynamic PDE with Application to Structural Health Monitoring
Mohamed Aziz Bhouri, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Anthony Patera

Provably Convergent Anisotropic Output-Based Adaptation for Continuous Finite Element Discretizations
Hugh Carson, Computational Science and Computation (Aeronautics & Astronautics)
Advisor: David Darmofal

Parallel, Asynchronous Ray-Tracing for Scalable, 3D, Full-Core Method of Characteristics Neutron Transport on Unstructured Mesh
Derek Gaston, Computational Nuclear Science and Engineering
Advisor: Kord S. Smith and Benoit Forget

Multifidelity Methods for Design of Transition Metal Complexes
Jon Paul Janet, Chemical Engineering and Computation
Advisors: Heather J. Kulik and Youssef Marzouk

Enhancement of Unconventional Oil and Gas Production Forecasting Using Mechanistic-Statistical Modeling
Justin Montgomery, Civil Engineering and Computation
Advisor: John R. Williams

Combining Numerical Simulation and Machine Learning – Modeling Coupled Solid and Fluid Mechanics Using Mesh Free Methods
Samuel Raymond, Civil Engineering and Computation
Advisor: John R. Williams

September 2019

An Inverse Problem Framework for Reconstruction of Phonon Properties Using Solutions of the Boltzmann Transport Equation
Mojtaba Forghani, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Nicolas Hadjiconstantinou

A Container-Based Lightweight Fault Tolerance Framework for High Performance Computing Workloads
Mohamad Othman Sindi, Computational Science and Engineering (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
Advisor: John R. Williams

June 2019

The Swept Rule for Breaking the Latency Barrier in Time-Advancing PDEs
Maitham Makki Hussain Alhubail, Computational Science and Engineering (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
Advisor: Qiqi Wang

Towards Stable Principles of Collective Intelligence under an Environment-Dependent Framework
Abdullah Mohammed Almaatouq, Computational Science and Engineering (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
Advisors: Alex “Sandy” Pentland and John R. Williams

Strategic and Analytics-Driven Inspection Operations for Critical Infrastructure Resilience
Mathieu Dahan, Civil Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Saurabh Amin

On Traffic Disruptions: Event Detection from Visual Data and Bayesian Congestion Games
Jeffrey Liu, Civil Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Saurabh Amin

February 2019

Entropy-Stable Hybridized Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Large-Eddy Simulation of Transitional and Turbulent Flows
Pablo Fernández, Computational Science and Engineering (Aeronautics & Astronautics)
Advisors: Jaime Peraire and Ngoc-Cuong Nguyen

Atomistic Engineering of Fluid Structure at the Fluid-Solid Interface
Gerald Wang, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Nicolas Hadjiconstantinou

First-principles Approaches for Accurate Predictions of Nanostructured Materials
Qing Zhao, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Heather J. Kulik

September 2018

Multi-agent Real-time Decision Making in Water Resources Systems
Reetik Kumar Sahu, Environmental Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Dennis McLaughlin

Viscosity Stabilized Adjoint Method for Unsteady Compressible Navier-Stokes Equations
Chaitanya Anil Talnikar, Computational Science and Engineering (Aeronautics & Astronautics)
Advisor: Qiqi Wang

June 2018

Analyzing Cities’ Complex Socioeconomic Networks Using Computational Science and Machine Learning
Ahmad Abdul Majeed AlAbdulKareem, Computational Science and Engineering (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
Advisor: John Williams

Prediction Under Uncertainty: Models for Marine-Terminating Glaciers and Bayesian Computation
Andrew Donaldson Davis, Computational Science and Engineering (Aeronautics & Astronautics)
Advisor: Youssef Marzouk

Full Core 3D Neutron Transport Simulation Using the Method of Characteristics With Linear Sources
Geoffrey Alexander Gunow, Computational Nuclear Science and Engineering
Advisor: Kord Smith

An Adaptive Space-Time Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Reservoir Flows
Yashod Savithru Jayasinghe, Computational Science and Engineering (Aeronautics & Astronautics)
Advisor: David Darmofal

Scaling Bayesian Optimization to Engineering Design: Lookahead Approaches and Multifidelity Dimension Reduction
Rémi Lam, Computational Science and Engineering (Aeronautics & Astronautics)
Advisor: Karen Willcox

February 2018

Probabilistic Regional Ocean Predictions: Stochastic Fields and Optimal Planning
Deepak Narayanan Subramani, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Pierre Lermusiaux

Development of The Random Ray Method of Neutral Particle Transport for High-Fidelity Nuclear Reactor Simulation
John Robert Tramm, Computational Nuclear Science and Engineering
Advisors: Benoit Forget and Kord Smith

September 2017

Direct and Adaptive Quantification Schemes for Extreme Event Statistics in Complex Dynamical Systems
Mustafa A. Mohamad, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Themistoklis P. Sapsis

June 2017

Simulation Methods for Plasmonic Structures
Ferran Vidal-Codina, Computational Science & Engineering (Aeronautics & Astronautics)
Advisors: Jaime Peraire and Ngoc-Cuong Nguyen

February 2017

Development of Macroscopic Nanoporous Graphene Membranes for Gas Separation
Michael S. H. Boutilier, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisors: Rohit Karnik and Nicolas G. Hadjiconstantinou

Experimental Study and Modeling Analysis of Ion Transport Membranes for Methane Partial Oxidation and Oxyfuel Combustion
Georgios T. Dimitrakopoulos, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Ahmed F. Ghoniem

Continuous Low-Rank Tensor Decompositions, With Applications to Stochastic Optimal Control and Data Assimilation
Alex Arkady Gorodetsky, Computational Science & Engineering (Aeronautics & Astronautics)
Advisors: Sertac Karaman and Youssef M. Marzouk

Simulating Fluid-Solid Interaction Using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Method
Kai Pan, Civil Engineering and Computation
Advisor: John R. Williams

Model Order Reduction Methods for Data Assimilation; State Estimation, and Structural Health Monitoring
Tommaso Taddei, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Anthony T. Patera

June 2016

A Study of Taylor Bubbles in Vertical and Inclined Slug Flow Using Multiphase CFD with Level Set
Enrique Lizarraga-Garcia, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Jacopo Buongiorno

February 2016

Path Planning and Adaptive Sampling in the Coastal Ocean
Sri Venkata Tapovan Lolla, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Pierre F. J. Lermusiaux

Impact of Fuel and Oxidizer Composition on Premixed Flame Stabilization in Turbulent Swirling Flows: Dynamics and Scaling
Soufien Taamallah, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Ahmed F. Ghoniem

September 2015

Numerical Approaches for Sequential Bayesian Optimal Experimental Design
Xun Huan, Computational Science & Engineering (Aeronautics & Astronautics)
Advisor: Youssef M. Marzouk

Efficient Multiscale Methods for Micro/Nanoscale Solid State Heat Transfer
Jean-Philippe Michel Péraud, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Nicolas G. Hadjiconstantinou

February 2015

Transport Maps for Accelerated Bayesian Computation
Matthew David Parno, Computational Science & Engineering (Aeronautics & Astronautics)
Advisor: Youssef M. Marzouk

Finite Element Solution of Interface and Free Surface Three-Dimensional Fluid Flow Problems Using Flow-Condition-Based Interpolation
Soyoung You, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Klaus-Jürgen Bathe

June 2014

A deviational Monte Carlo formulation of ab initio phonon transport and its application to the study of kinetic effects in graphene ribbons
Colin Donald Landon, Mechanical Engineering and Computation
Advisor: Nicolas G. Hadjiconstantinou