My objectives are to be thoughtful, provocative and hopefully give you something to think about after you are done reading.
The information and opinion are solely my own, they do not reflect the views of anyone else including my employer.
Who am I anyway?
Currently I am working as a computational physicist in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I work on government funded research in modeling and simulation. In addition, I am an active contributor to Verification and Validation (V&V) with a focus on developing methods for conducting verification analysis, and quality frameworks.
I have been working in Albuquerque at this Corporate Entity for over 11 years. Prior to that I was at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 18 years. I have expertise in hydrodynamics (incompressible to shock), V&V, UQ, numerical analysis, interface tracking, turbulence modeling, nonlinear coupled physics modeling, nuclear engineering. I plan to write something on all of these topics.
I’ve written two books and lots of papers on these, and other topics.
My most cited paper is on interface tracking, “Revisiting Volume Tracking” which has an interesting story related to the gap between why you write a paper and why a paper gets cited. I wrote that paper with Doug Kothe. Here is the citation:
My two books are