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Current PhD students:
 Since retiring I have not served as primary advisor for PhD students.
Former Students:

Xinsheng (Shawn) Qin (coadvised with Mike Motley, CEE),
PhD, 2019.
 PhD Thesis: Efficient Tsunami Simulation at Local and Global Scales
 First position: Waymo
 Tommaso
Buvoli, PhD, 2018
 PhD
Thesis: PolynomialBased Methods for TimeIntegration
 First position: Instructor, Department of Mathematics, UCMerced.
 Brisa
Davis, PhD, 2018
 PhD
Thesis: AdjointGuided Adaptive Mesh Refinement for Hyperbolic Systems of
Equations
 Scott Moe, PhD, 2017.
 PhD
Thesis: High
order shock capturing methods with compact stencils for use with adaptive
mesh refinement and mapped grids
 First position: AMD Research
 Donsub Rim, PhD, 2017.
 PhD
Thesis: Uncertainty
Quantification Problems in Tsunami Modeling and Reduced Order Models for
Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations
 First position: Chu Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics,
Columbia University
 Daniel
Shapero (coadvised with Ian Joughin, APL), PhD, 2017.
 PhD thesis:
Data assimilation problems in glaciology
 First position: Postdoc, UW eScience Institute and Polar Science Center

Mauricio del Razo Sarmina (coadvised with Hong Qian, AMath), PhD, 2016.
 PhD
thesis:
Stochastic Modeling of Reversible Biochemical ReactionDiffusion Systems and
HighResolution ShockCapturing Methods for Fluid Interfaces
 First position: Postdoc, Freie Universitat, Berlin
 Maurice Fabien, MS, 2014.
 Jihwan Kim, PhD, 2014.

PhD Thesis: Finite volume
methods for Tsunamis genereated by submarine landslides,
 First position: Postdoc, NGI Oslo
 Grady Lemoine, PhD, 2013.

PhD Thesis: Numerical Modeling of PoroelasticFluid Systems Using HighResolution Finite
Volume Methods,
 First position: Postdoc, UW Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering.
 Current position: Software Engineer, CDadapco.
 Josh Jacobs (coadvised with Pascale Lelong), PhD 2012.

PhD Thesis:
Vortex Dynamics of
Geostrophically Adjusted Density Perturbations in TriplyPeriodic Models of
Stratified Incompressible Fluids,
 First: Swanson Lab, UW Medical School.
 Kyle Mandli,
PhD, 2011
 PhD thesis: Finite Volume Methods for the Multilayer
Shallow Water Equations with Applications to Storm Surges
 First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas, Austin
 Current position: Assistant Professor, Columbia University
 Jonathan Claridge,
PhD, 2011
 PhD thesis: Numerical Methods and Studies of Parabolic
Problems, Operator Splitting, and Adaptive Mesh Refinement
 First/current position: Google.
 Kirsten Fagnan, PhD,
2010
 PhD thesis: Highresolution Finite
Volume Methods for Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy.
 First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
 Current position: NERSC, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
 David Ketcheson,
PhD, 2009
 PhD
thesis: High Order Strong Stability Preserving Time Integrators and
Numerical Wave Propagation Methods for Hyperbolic PDEs
 First/current position: Assistant Professor, KAUST
 Randall Hoberecht, MS, 2009
 Masters thesis:
A finite volume approach to modeling
injury mechanisms of blastinduced traumatic brain injury
 First position: West Point (active duty, US Army)
 David George, PhD,
2006
 Master's Thesis: Numerical Approximation of the Nonlinear
Shallow Water Equations with Topography and DryBeds: A GodunovType Scheme.
 PhD Thesis:
Finite Volume Methods and Adaptive Refinement for Tsunami
Propagation and Inundation
 First position: Postdoc, University of Utah
 Current position: Staff Scientist, USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory
 Marica Pelanti, PhD, 2005

PhD Thesis:
Wave Propagation Algorithms for Multicomponent Compressible Flows with
Applications to Volcanic Jets.
 First position: Postdoc, Paris VI
 Current position: Faculty, ENSTA, Paris
 Long Lee,
PhD, 2002, "Immersed interface methods for incompressible flow
with moving interfaces"

longlee:thesis.ps.gz
 First position: Postdoc, University of North Carolina
 Current position: Associate Professor, University of Wyoming
 James Rossmanith,
PhD, 2002,
 PhD thesis: A Wave Propagation Method with Constrained Transport
for Ideal and Shallow Water Magnetohydrodynamics"
 rossmanith_thesis.tar tar file containing all chapters
 .ps.gz files for each chapter:
chap0
chap1
chap2
chap3
chap4
chap5
chap6
chap7
chap8
 errata.ps An important correction.
 First position: Postdoc, University of Michigan
 Current position: Associate Professor, Iowa State University
 Derek Bale,
PhD, 2002, "Wave propagation algorithms on curved manifolds with
applications to relativistic hydrodynamics"
 thesis
files
 First position: iivi
 Current position: Engineering Manager, Baker Hughes, Houston
 Tiernan Fogarty,
PhD, 2001, "Finite volume methods for elasticplastic wave propagation in
heterogeneous media"

fogartyphd.ps.gz
 fogartyms.ps.gz Masters Thesis
 First position: Instructor, Oregon Institute of Technology
 Current position: Professor, Oregon Institute of Technology
 Donna Calhoun,
PhD, 1999, "A Cartesian grid method for solving the
streamfunctionvorticity equations in irregular geometries"
 L. G. Ted Stern, PhD,
1996, "An Explicitly Conservative Method for TimeAccurate Solution of
Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations on Embedded Chimera Grids"
 Chaoming Zhang, PhD,
1996, "Immersed Interface Methods for Hyperbolic Systems of Partial
Differential Equations with Discontinuous Coefficients"

zhang:thesis.ps.gz
 First position: Postdoc, Rice University
 Current position: Cofounder, CFO, and Chairman, VeritasMSI
 Zhilin Li, PhD,
1994, "The Immersed Interface Method  A Numerical Approach for Partial
Differential Equations with Interfaces"

liphd.pdf
 First position: Postdoc, UCLA
 Current position: Professor, North Carolina State University
 KehMing Shyue, PhD, 1993,
"Front Tracking Methods based on Wave Propagation"

thesis.pdf
 First position: Postdoc, SUNY Stony Brook
 Current position: Professor, National Taiwan University
 Richard P. Beyer, PhD, 1989,
"A computational model of the cochlea using the immersed boundary method"
 First position: Postdoc, University of Washington
 Current position: Researcher, University of Washington
Students at other universities, coadvised:

Christiane Helzel, PhD, 2000, "Numerical Approximation of Conservation
Laws with Stiff Source Term for the Modelling of Detonation Waves"
 Primary Advisor: Gerhard Warnecke, University of Magdeburg
 First position: postdoc, Courant Institute, NYU
 Current position: Professor, Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf
 Jan Olav Langseth, PhD 1995,
 Primary Advisor: Aslak Tveito, University of Oslo
 Current position: Norwegian Research Defence Establishment, Oslo
 Carsten SchulzRinne, PhD, 1993,
"The Riemann Problem for TwoDimensional Gas Dynamics and New Limiters for
HighOrder Schemes"
 Primary Advisor: Rolf Jeltsch, ETHZurich
 Current position: Munich Reinsurance Company

Rolf Walder, PhD, 1994,
"Some aspects of the computational dynamics of astrophysical nebulae"
 First position: Postdoc, ETHZurich
 Primary Advisor: H. Nussbaumer, ETHZurich
 Current position: Professor, Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon
Recent postdocs:
 Chris Vogl (NSF Postdoctoral Fellow), now at Lawrence Livermore Lab
 Knut Waagan, (now at Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, Oslo)
 Peter Blossey
(now in Atmospheric Sciences)
 Sorin Mitran
(now at University of North Carolina)