Lorena Barba

Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, George Washington University

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Lorena Barba

Lorena Barba is an associate professor of engineering and applied science at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Previously, she held faculty positions in mechanical engineering at Boston University and in applied mathematics at the University of Bristol, UK. She has a PhD in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology (2004). Her research interests include computational fluid dynamics, especially immersed boundary methods and particle methods for fluid simulation; fundamental and applied aspects of fluid dynamics, especially flows dominated by vorticity dynamics; aerodynamic aspects of animal flight; boundary element methods and their application to electrostatics of biomolecules; the fast multipole method and applications; and scientific computing on GPU architecture. Professor Barba is an Amelia Earhart Fellow of the Zonta Foundation (1999), a recipient of the EPSRC First Grant program (UK, 2007), an NVIDIA Academic Partner award recipient (2011), and a recipient of the NSF Faculty Early CAREER award (2012). She was named CUDA Fellow by NVIDIA, Corp., and is a leader in computational science and engineering internationally.


May 2, 2017 / 1:30pm to 4:30pm