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Vasilios Alexiades


Department of Mathematics
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-1320
Dept Office: (865) 974-2461

alexiades (at) utk (dot) edu

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  • Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) (DOE ASCR, Dec.2011)   Sensitivity Auditing (Saltelli Jan.2014)
  • exascale computing (Feb.2011)   GPUs on titan machine at ORNL(Dec.2011)   climate modeling (Jan.2013)
    I am an applied mathematician and computational scientist , working on modeling, analysis, and computation of realistic physical processes in scientific and technological problems arising in biological, materials, energy, and environmental applications. The common thread is that they all involve conservation laws (expressing conservation of energy/mass/momentum) which are nonlinear (systems of) Partial Differential Equations, the ultimate object of study.

    List of topics/projects I have worked on
    Number of publications: 86

    Teaching NEXT semester   Fall 2017
  • Math 171 Computer Literacy for Mathematics:   TR 12:40-1:55, Ayres G013
  • Math 578 Numerical Methods for PDEs   TR 5:05−6:20, Ayres A113
    I was born and raised in Xanthi , Greece. I studied Mathematics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, graduating in 1971, and came to the U.S. to pursue graduate studies. I completed a Master's Degree at St.Louis University in 1973, and another one and the PhD at the University of Delaware in 1977. After a year at the University of Texas, Austin, I came to UT in 1978, where I have been Assistant Professor(1978-83), Associate Professor (1983-9), and Professor. For 30 years (1980-2011), I was also a part-time researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, collaborating with scientists and engineers on various projects.

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