UT Austin / ICES / CSM

Benjamin Ganis, PhD


I am currently a research associate at the Center for Subsurface Modeling, part of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. My research is focusing on parallel algorithms for multiphase flow through porous media coupled with geomechanics. Specifically, the numerical methods in development use variations of the multiscale mortar mixed finite element method.

I successfully defended my Ph.D. Thesis in Mathematics in April 2010 from the University of Pittsburgh, titled "Multiscale methods for stochastic collocation of mixed finite elements for flow in porous media". It proposes and analyzes new methods for increased tractability in uncertainty quantification.

Research Interests

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Porous Media Flow
  • Geomechanics
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Parallel Computation
  • Domain Decomposition
  • Multiscale Methods
  • Uncertainty Quantification

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