Omar Ghattas: Grand Challenges in Computational Inverse Problems with Illustrations from Geophysics

Omar Ghattas is the John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Chair in Computational Geosciences and Professor of Geological Sciences and Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Ghattas is Director of the Center for Computational Geosciences in the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, and Professor (by courtesy) of Biomedical Engineering and Computer Sciences. He has general research interests in large-scale forward and inverse modeling and simulation in the geological, mechanical, and biomedical engineering sciences.

His specific research focuses on inverse problems and uncertainty quantification on parallel supercomputers. Ghattas has been a visiting professor at the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE) at NASA-Langley Research Center; the Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; and the Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI) at Sandia National Laboratories.

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