CSE PhD Theses

September 2021

Towards Generalization of Models on Streets Imagery: Methods and Applications
Fahad Alhasoun, Civil and Environmental Engineering

An Efficient Algorithm for Sensitivity Analysis of Chaotic Systems
Nisha Chandramoorth, Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Qiqi Wang

Applications of Deep Learning to Scientific Inverse Problems
Matthew Li, Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Laurent Demanet

From Spheres to Sheets: Colloidal Hydrodynamics, Thermodynamics, and Statistical Inference
Kevin Silmore, Chemical Engineering
Advisor: James W. Swan

Sea Spray-Mediated Fluxes at Extreme Wind Speeds
Sydney Glass Sroka, Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Kerry A. Emanuel

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 New methods to infer and propagate nuclear data uncertainty across Monte Carlo simulations
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

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

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

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

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

February 2015

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

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