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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
College of Science and Engineering
Department of Geology and Geophysics

PI: David A. Yuen, Fellow

Numerical Simulations and Data Analysis in Geophysical Processes and Fluid Dynamics

The Yuen group’s research addresses fundamental problems in geophysics and fluid dynamics. Many of the complicated phenomena with fine features must be visualized at high resolution in order to fully understand the nonlinear processes inherent in flow problems. For this reason, the research requires the use of MSI resources.

The specific research areas include large-scale simulation and visual computing and feature extraction of coherent features from complex datasets, such as: three-dimensional mantle convection with multiple phase transitions using finite-volume higher-order local compact finite-differences and radial-basis functions; magnetohydrodynamics in the earth's core; two-dimensional and three-dimensional earthquake wave propagation; interactive visualization of three-dimensional mantle convection and data-mining of geological and biomedical data with high dimensionality; and high Rayleigh number thermal convection and thermal turbulence in extremely low Reynolds number flow.

Group Members

Tom Arodz, Computer Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Michael Bakhos, Undergraduate Student
Gregory A. Barnett, Undergraduate Student
Gretchen Beebe, Undergraduate Student
Marie Behounokova, Collaborator
John Boggs, Nonacademic Staff
Evan F. Bollig, Undergraduate Student
Kris Boryczko, Research Associate
Doris Breuer, Visiting Researcher
Shi Chen, Graduate Student
Monika Christensen, Undergraduate Student
Wojciech Walter Czech, Graduate Student
Cesar da Silva, Research Associate
Megan Damon, Graduate Student
Elsa Dosh, Undergraduate Student
Fabien Dubuffet, Visiting Researcher
Witold Dzwinel, Research Associate
Michael Elgersma, Graduate Student
Geoffrey Ely, Earth Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Gordon Erlebacher, Faculty Collaborator
Manuele Faccenda, Collaborator
Natasha Flyer, Collaborator
Zachary A. Garbow, Undergraduate Student
Thomas Geenen, Collaborator
Taras Gerya, Institute of Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geophysics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany
Christopher Gonzalez, Undergraduate Student
Ladislav Hanyk, Collaborator
Satoru Honda, Collaborator
Kirk E. Jordan, Collaborator
Ali Karrech, Graduate Student
Boris Kaus, Collaborator
Alexander Kritski, Collaborator
Marcin Krotkiewski, Visiting Researcher
Marcin Kurdziel, Undergraduate Student
Tine B. Larsen, Collaborator
Ying-Chun Liu, Graduate Student
Shigenori Maruyama, Collaborator
Elizabeth McArthur, Visiting Researcher
Jonathan C. McLane, Undergraduate Student
Brendan Meade, Undergraduate Student
Marc Monnereau, Research Associate
Gabriele Morra, Visiting Researcher
Cecile Piret, Collaborator
Yuri A. K. Podladchikov, Visiting Researcher
Klaus Regenauer-Lieb, Research Associate
Gretchen Rick, Undergraduate Student
Melanie Ross, Undergraduate Student
Maxwell Rudolph, Undergraduate Student
James R. Rustad, Collaborator
Ataru Sakuraba, Collaborator
David A. Sanchez, Supercomputing Institute Undergraduate Intern
Jessica M. Schmidt, Undergraduate Student
Brigit Ann Schroeder-Carlsson, Undergraduate Student
Erik Sevre, Graduate Student
Jean Shan, Visiting Researcher
Ekaterina Shukh, Undergraduate Student
Marina Shukh, Undergraduate Student
Elena Sizova, Graduate Student
Daniel So, Visiting Researcher
Shenyi Steve Song, Staff
Volker C. Steinbach, Collaborator
Yujun Sun, Staff
Arkady Ten, Visiting Researcher
Nicola Tosi, Collaborator
Arie P. van den Berg, Collaborator
Oleg Vasilyev, Visiting Researcher
Ludek Vecsey, Collaborator
Alain P. Vincent, Research Associate
Cloudsea Wang, Visiting Researcher
Ralph Wcislo, Visiting Researcher
Robin M. Weiss, Undergraduate Student
Herwig Wendt, Collaborator
Vincent M. Wheeler, Graduate Student
Grady Wright, Collaborator
Jenny Yan, Visiting Researcher
Lilli Yang, Undergraduate Student
Xiang Yao, Undergraduate Student
Chuck Zhang, Visiting Researcher
Huai Zhang, Collaborator
Liang Zheng, Visiting Researcher
Yichen Zhou, Undergraduate Student
Aiyu Ellen Zhu, Visiting Researcher