# Faculty

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Yuefan Deng
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* Professor, Ph.D., 1989, Columbia University Molecular Dynamics; Parallel Computing*

Yuefan Deng’s research involves developing parallel computing algorithms for a wide range of scientific problems. In particular, he is a specialist in parallelizing the optimization technique of simulated annealing. Deng has served as a consultant to IBM in refining the Deep Blue chess program and designing the Blue Gene supercomputers and so Craig Venter, who used ‘shot-gun sequencing’ techniques with parallel computers to complete the Human Genome Initiative several years ahead of schedule.

**Office:** Physics A-135

**Phone:** 631-632-8614

yuefan.deng@stonybrook.edu

# James Glimm

* Distinguished Professor, Ph.D., 1959 *

* Columbia Univ: Mathematical Physics; Nonlinear Waves*

James Glimm has made fundamental contributions to nonlinear analysis—winning the Amer. Math. Soc. Steele Prize— to quantum field theory—winning the American Physical Soc. Heineman Prize—and to computational fluid dynamics. The Department of Energy adopted Glimm’s front-track methodology for shock-wave calculations, e.g., simulating weapons performance. Glimm is a member of the Nat. Academy of Science and Academia Sinica and is a recipient of the National Medal of Science. In 2007-08, he was President of the Amer. Math Soc.

**Office**: Math Tower 1-121

**Phone**: 631-632-8355

james.glimm@stonybrook.edu

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Robert Harrison
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* Professor and Endowed Director of Institute for Advanced Computational Science, Ph.D,
1984 University of Cambridge; Theoretical Chemistry
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Robert Harrison's research interests are focused on scientific computing and the development of computational chemistry methods for the world's most technologically advanced supercomputers.

**Office**: Math Tower, 2-108

**Phone**: 631-632-8121

robert.harrison@stonybrook.edu

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Xiangming Jiao
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*Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director, Ph.D., 2001*

* University of Illinois; Numerical Analysis, Super Computing*
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Dr. Jiao's research interests are in high-performance geometric and numerical computing in science and engineering. His work focuses on developing efficient and robust algorithms and high-performance software implementations for applied computational and differential geometry, generalized finite difference and finite element methods, multigrid and iterative methods for sparse linear systems, and multiphysics coupling, with applications in computational fluid dynamics and structural mechanics, biomedical engineering, climate modeling, etc.

**Office**: Math Tower 1-115

**Phone**: 631-632-4408

xiangmin.jiao@stonybrook.edu

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Xiaolin Li
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*Professor, Ph.D., 1987 Columbia University: Computational Applied Mathematics*

Xiaolin Li's major research objective is to design and implement a high resolution numerical method, the front tracking method, for the study of fluid interface instabilities such as the Rayleigh-Taylor instability and the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability. His research has involved collaborations with scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory and the software has been used for research of various scientific problems such as the inertial confinement fusion and the study of fuel injection nozzle.

**Office**: Math Tower 1-122

**Phone**: 631-632-8354

xiaolin.li@stonybrook.edu

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Matthew G. Reuter
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*Research Assistant Professor, Ph.D., 2011 *

* Northwestern University: Chemistry;Computational Chemistry; Mathematical Physics
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Matt Reuter joined SBU in 2014 as an Assistant Professor. Prior to coming to Stony Brook he was a Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University, where he studied single-molecule behavior. He received B.Sc. degrees in chemistry and mathematics from Michigan Technological University (2006) and a Ph.D. degree in theoretical/ computational chemistry from Northwestern University (2011). From 2011 to 2013, he was a Eugene P. Wigner Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he developed theories and algorithms for studying electron transport processes and materials chemistry. Matt is the lead author of 17 peer-reviewed journal articles. He was also the recipient of a U.S. DoE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship for most of his graduate studies at Northwestern.

**Office**: Mathematics Tower, 1-117

**Phone**: 631-632-8198

matthew.reuter@stonybrook.edu

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Roman Samulyak
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* Professor, Ph.D., 1999 *

* NJIT: Applied and Computational Mathematics, Hydro- and Electrodynamics*

Roman Samulyak’s research involves mathematical modeling, numerical algorithms, and high performance computing. He works on the development of numerical algorithms based on particles and meshes for hydro- and magnetohydrodynamics, electrodynamics, and solid dynamics, in particular brittle fracture. His applications include processes in particle accelerators, high energy density physics, and nuclear fusion and fission devices.

**Office**: Math Tower 1-108

**Phone**: 631-632-8353

roman.samulyak@stonybrook.edu

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Allen Tannenbaum
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*Professor, Ph.D., 1976 *

* Harvard University
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Allen Tannenbaum research focuses on Medical image analysis; computer vision; image processing; systems and control; controlled active vision; mathematical systems theory; bioinformatics; computer graphics.

Office: Math Tower 1-103

Phone: TBA

allen.tannenbaum@stonybrook.edu