George Em KarniadakisProfessor of Applied Mathematicsalso: Research Scientist at MIT

"People who wish to analyze nature without using mathematics must settle for a reduced understanding", Richard Feynman
2010Spring Course: [APMA 2821F] 

George Karniadakis received his S.M. (1984) and Ph.D. (1987) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT in 1987 and subsequently he joined the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford / Nasa Ames. He joined Princeton University as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and as Associate Faculty in the Program of Applied and Computational Mathematics. He was a Visiting Professor at Caltech (1993) in the Aeronautics Department. He joined Brown University as Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Center for Fluid Mechanics on January 1, 1994. He became a full professor on July 1, 1996. He has been a Visiting Professor and Senior Lecturer of Ocean/Mechanical Engineering at MIT since September 1, 2000. He was Visiting Professor at Peking University (Fall 2007 & 2013). He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS, 2004), Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME, 2003) and Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA, 2006). He received the CFD award (2007) by the US Association in Computational Mechanics.
His research interests include diverse topics in computational science both on algorithms and applications. A main current thrust is stochastic simulations and multiscale modeling of physical and biological systems (especially the brain). Read here about the exciting field of "New Biology" described by the National Research Council (2009).
Particular aspects include:
Numerical solution of stochastic differential equations: SISC article, PNAS article
Modeling uncertainty with polynomial chaos: PNAS article, CiSE
Biophysics  Multiscale modeling of biological systems: PNAS article, PRL article, PRS article
Atomistic/Mesoscopic modeling  Dissipative Particle Dynamics: PRL article Low Dimensional Modeling  Gappy Data  Data assimilation: JCP article
Ongoing Interests
Spectral/hp Element and Discontinuous Galerkin methods : OUP Book Turbulent Drag Reduction: Science article DNS/LES of turbulence in complex geometries: JFM article Flowstructure interactions: PRL article Microtransport and Dynamic selfassembly: Springer Book Flow and heat control applications: JFM article Parallel computing; Interactive/virtual reality computer graphics: CUP Book
The USACM Computational Fluid Dynamics Award, 2007
Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) 2006 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) 2004 Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2003
17th Robert Bruce Wallace Lecture Award, MIT, 2003 Rheinstein Junior Faculty Award, Princeton University, 1992
Professor George Karniadakis Box F, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence RI 02912, USA. 
