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Current Personnel

Yifeng Cui, Lab director

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Dr. Yifeng Cui has experience in regional scale high performance earthquake simulations, and an adjunct professor at San Diego State University. His expertise includes parallelization, optimization, and performance evaluation on both massively parallel and vector machines. He also has experience in distributed modeling, multimedia design, and visualization. He holds a Ph.D. in hydrology, a M.S. in hydroclimatology, and a B.S. in meteorology.

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Dong Ju Choi, Computational Scientist
Dr. Dong Ju Choi is a senior computational scientist with diverse exerptise in high performance computing software, programming, optimization, and visualization. He also has experience of database and web programming. His academic research is in the application of finite elements, acoustics, vibration, and control theory to nonlinear stress/strain analysis. He holds a PhD in mechanical engineering. Dr. Choi holds an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UCSD.

Amit Chourasia, Visualization Scientist
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Amit Chourasia is lead of Visualization Services at SDSC. His work centers around the development and application of software tools that allow simulation of massively large data sets produced by scientific and engineering applications. His academic research is in animation, computer graphics, and visualization. He holds a Baccalaureate degree in architecture and a Master's degree in Computers Graphics Technology.


Sheau-Yen Chen, Data Analyst
Sheau-Yen Chen is Data Intensive Cyber Environment (DICE) Center's Data Grid System Administrator for iRODS. Currently she supported the DataNet (DFC) and CSDI projects which used iRODS for data management. Prior to DICE, she was with SDSC as a programmer/analyst and administered the Storage Resource Broker (SRB). Sheau-Yen had a M.S degrees in Biostatistics from Virginia Commonwealth University and Master of Science degree in Mathematics from Virginia State University.

Efecan Poyraz, Graduate Student Researcher
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Efecan Poyraz is currently a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSD. He got his B.S. degree from Bilkent University, Turkey and his M.S. degree from UCSD. His research is focused on efficient and robust parallel algorithms for distributed information dissemination and processing.


Daniel Roten, Computational Seismologist
Daniel Roten is a computational seismologist. Prior to SDSC, he was a senior research and lecturer with Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zuerich. He received his Ph.D in seismology from ETH in 2007.

Former Personnel

Dr. Heming Xu, Shiyu Song, Lucy Chen, Susan He, Layton Chen, Boyan Zhang, Yuxiang Zhang
Dr. Cathy Zeng, Barry Lockwood, Kwangyoon Lee, Dr. Joey Reed, Dr. Hieu Nyugen, Dr. Sashka Davis

Dr. Yuanfang Hu, Jing Zhu, Dr. Timothy Kaiser, Sweta Gupta, Dmytro Sokolovskyy

External Collaborators

Dr. Kim Olsen, Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University
Dr. Steven M. Day, Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University
Dr. Zizhong Chen, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Riverside
Dr. Po Chen, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming
Dr. Timothy Kaiser , Director of High Performance and Research Computing, Colorado School of Mines
Mr. Philip Maechling , Information Technology Architect, Southern California Earthquake Center
Dr. Thomas Jordan , Professor in Geological Sciences, Director of Southern California Earthquake Center, University of Southern California
Dr. Jean-Bernard Minster , Professor, Scripps Institute of Oceanography/University of California, San Diego
Dr. Dhabaleswar K. Panda , Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University
Dr. Scott Baden , Professor of Computer Science, University of California, San Diego
Dr. James Dieterich , Professor of Geophysics, Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside`
Dr. Xing Cai , Professor, Simula Research Laboratory, University of Oslo