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