A visualization of the breakup of liquid sheets.
The capture and tidal disruption of a star by a massive black hole
Continuum topology optimization under uncertainty; moving along the white arrow corresponds to higher demand for robustness
Surface vorticity distribution showing multi-scale eddies in the Kuroshio current. Larger meander is mesoscale and smaller eddies are sub-mesoscale.
Impact of a titanium alloy molten droplet onto a stainless steel substrate using a two-phase finite-volume simulation.
Faculty at the Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research.

The Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth focuses on computationally-driven research that addresses the pressing needs of modern engineering, mechanics, fluid dynamics, and electromagnetics. Our annual HPC Day event howcases on-going scientific research in Massachusetts that is enabled through high-performance computing.

The research groups at the Center span a wide range of the applied sciences departments at UMassD, including

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A new on-campus supercomputer to be built
May 3, 2018
CSCVR faculty members Sigal Gottlieb (PI), Vanni Bucci (co-PI), Yanlai Chen (co-PI), Geoffrey Cowles (co-PI), Bo Dong (co-PI), Scott Field (co-PI), Alfa Heryudono (co-PI), Gaurav Khanna (co-PI), Maricris Mayes (co-PI), Mehdi Raessi (co-PI), Amit Tandon (co-PI), and Mazdak Tootkaboni (co-PI) were recently awarded $643,899 through the Office of Naval Research's Defense University Research Instrumentation Program, “A Heterogeneous Terascale Computing Cluster for the Development of GPU Optimized High-order Numerical Methods”. These funds will allow the CSCVR to bring a new, state-of-the-art supercomputing cluster to the UMassD campus.
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Supercomputing with PlayStation!
May 1, 2018
Data Center Dynamics just published a thoroughly researched story about Sony PlayStations and their supercomputing legacy, with a detailed interview with our own, Professor Khanna. The story appears on page 44 of the April/May issue.
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Professor devises a new model to treat digestive health issues
April 17, 2018
In the attempt to treat several digestive ailments such as inflammatory or allergic diseases, doctors and scientists did not have an accurate prediction system to find the right balance of bacteria to produce a healthy gut. But now, due to the research conducted by CSCVR faculty member Vanni Bucci alongside colleagues at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a prediction model exists that could yield effective tools in the quest for digestive health. Read more about their work here.
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Professor overturns understanding on black holes
March 29, 2018
Dr. Gaurav Khanna published a paper that sheds new light on space's most mysterious phenomena. With collaborators, Dr Khanna demonstrates the existence of extreme black holes that until now were thought to be theoretical and unobservable. Extreme black holes differ from traditional black holes because they have the fastest possible spin allowed by Einstein’s theory of relativity. This work upends conventional wisdom on extreme black holes, which presumed these objects were unstable, and thus did not exist in nature.

UPDATE: This work was recently featured on local ABC6 news, where PhD students Alec Yonika and Caroline Mallary describe their exciting contributions to this work. Also catch the radio interview and a story in Forbes magazine!
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Recent PhD graduate Zachary Grant is featured in SIAM's prize spotlight
March 18, 2018
Zachary J. Grant of University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth received the 2017 SIAM Student Paper Prize and presented his winning paper at the SIAM Annual Meeting, held July 10-14, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. SIAM recognized Grant for the paper, Explicit Strong Stability Preserving Multistage Two-Derivative Time-Stepping Schemes, co-authored with Andrew Christlieb of Michigan State University, Sigal Gottlieb of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and David C. Seal of the United States Naval Academy. The paper was published in Journal of Scientific Computing in 2016. An interview with Zach appears in SIAMs spotlight.