July 2019: Dr. John A. Evans gave an invited talk on "Adaptive topology optimization with hierarchical B-splines" at the Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics workshop on "Mathematical Foundations of Isogeometric Analysis" in Oberwolfach, Germany.

June 2019: Dr. John A. Evans gave an invited talk on "Simulation of turbulent incompressible fluid flow with isogeometric structure-preserving discretizations" at Structure Preserving Discretizations: Finite Elements, Splines, and IGA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

May 2019: Dr. John A. Evans gave a plenary talk on "Geometry, parameterization, and high-order spline approximation" at the 16th International Conference on Approximation Theory in Nashville, Tennessee.

May 2019: Dr. John A. Evans gave an invited seminar on "Isogeometric structure-preserving discretizations: Fundamentals, current research thrusts, and future directions" at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

May 2019: Undergradute researchers Lucas Calvert and Thad Gleason obtained their Bachelor of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering Sciences. Thad also obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics. Congratulations Lucas and Thad!

May 2019: PhD student Eric Peters successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Peters!

May 2019: PhD student Eric Peters' paper "A divergence-conforming hybridized discontinuous Galerkin method for the incompressible Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes equations" was accepted for publication in the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids. Congratulations Eric!

February 2019: Dr. John A. Evans organized the workshop "Isogeometric Splines: Theory and Applications" at the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery.

January 2019: Dr. John A. Evans is officially on parental leave this semester, so he may be much slower than usual in responding to e-mails and the like.

December 2018: Eric Peters and Dr. John A. Evans were co-authors on the paper "A reduced-basis multi-fidelity approach for an efficient parameteric study of NACA airfoils" which was accepted for publication in the AIAA Journal.

October 2018: Dr. John Evans gave an invited talk on "Adaptive level set XFEM topology optimization with hierarchical B-splines" at IGA2018 in Austin, Texas.

October 2018: Dr. John Evans's paper "Hierarchical B-spline complexes of discrete differential forms" was accepted for publication in the IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis.

October 2018: Dr. John Evans and Dr. Ken Jansen were selected to receive a NASA grant "Improving the Accuracy and Efficiency of Scale Resolving Simulations for Favorable and Adverse Pressure Gradient Flows". Dr. Jansen is PI and Dr. Evans is Co-PI. The grant is slated to begin January 2019.

October 2018: Dr. John Evans was named as a 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher for being among the top 1% worldwide in computer science citations.

September 2018: The CMGLab received a research gift from Disney Research to develop fast simulation techniques for cloth animation.

September 2018:  Elias Barroso, a PhD candidate at the Federal University of Ceara, has joined the group as a visiting graduate student. Welcome Elias!

September 2018: Daniel Lee and Basu Parmar have joined the group as MS students. Welcome Daniel and Basu!

August 2018: The CMGLab welcomed its newest member, Eleanor Rachel Evans, on August 25, 2018. Dr. John Evans may never get work done again.

August 2018: PhD student Eric Peters gave a contributed talk on "A divergence-conforming hybridized discontinuous Galerkin method for the incompressible Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes equations" at the 2018 Rocky Mountain Fluid Mechanics Research Symposium in Boulder, Colorado.

July 2018: Dr. John Evans and PhD student Eric Peters both attended the Thirteenth World Congress on Computational Mechanics in New York City. Dr. Evans gave an invited talk on "Easily computable metrics for assessing the quality of high-order finite element and isogeometric methods" while Eric gave a contributed talk on "A divergence-conforming hybridized discontinuous Galerkin method for the incompressible Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes equations".

July 2018: Dr. John Evans attended a workshop on "Interplay of Geometric Processing, Modelling, and Adaptivity in Galerkin Methods" within the Programme on "Numerical Analysis of Complex PDE Models in the Sciences" at the Erwin Schrodinger Institute in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Evans gave an invited talk on "Mesh generation, parameterization, and optimization for high-order finite element and isogeometric analysis".

July 2018: PhD student Corey Nelson gave a contributed talk on "Isogeometric analysis of geometric flows on surfaces with application to mesh processing" at the 2018 SIAM Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon.

June 2018: PhD student Eric Peters attended a workshop on "Research Challenges at the Interface of Machine Learning and Uncertainty Quantification" at the University of Southern California.

June 2018: Dr. John Evans gave an invited talk on "Isogeometric unstructured tetrahedral and mixed-element Bernstein-Bezier discretizations" at Solid and Physical Modeling in Bilbao, Spain.

May 2018: Undergraduate students Lucas Calvert and Thad Gleason joined the CMGLab as UROP researchers. Welcome to the group, Lucas and Thad!

May 2018: Undergradute researchers Ryan Aronson and Nicholas Moore obtained their Bachelor of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering Sciences. Ryan is off to Stanford in the fall to enter their PhD program in Computational and Mathematical Engineering, and Nicholas is off to Ball Aerospace in the summer to work as an Avionics Software Engineer. Congratulations Ryan and Nicholas!

May 2018: PhD student Joseph Benzaken successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Benzaken!

May 2018: PhD student Eric Peters passed his comprehensive exam. Congratulations Eric!

May 2018: Dr. John Evans gave an invited talk on "Recent advances in isogeometric divergence-conforming discretizations" at Advances in Computational Fluid-Structure Interaction and Flow Simulation in Banff, Canada.

April 2018: MS student Ansel Rothstein-Dowden successfully defended his thesis. Ansel is off to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the summer to work as Software Systems Engineer. Congratulations Master Ansel!

April 2018: Dr. John Evans co-chaired the 12th International Conference on Geometric Modeling and Processing in Aachen, Germany.

April 2018: PhD student Luke Engvall successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Engvall!

April 2018: Undergraduate student Ryan Aronson has been offered a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations Ryan!

April 2018: Dr. John Evans's paper "Explicit higher-order accurate isogeometric collocation methods for structural dynamics" was accepted for publication in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering.

March 2018: PhD student Joseph Benzaken and Visiting PhD Student Frits de Prenter gave contributed talks at the 15th Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods in Copper Mountain, Colorado.

March 2018: PhD student Luke Engvall started a Software Engineer position at Coreform in Provo, Utah. Luke will be working on the development of new computer aided design methodologies using a new geometry description called U-splines. Luke will defend his PhD dissertation in April.

March 2018: Dr. John A. Evans received a seed grant from the Research and Innovation Seed Grant Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. The grant, entitled "Automated Storm Surge Modeling from Geospatial Data Sources", is slated to begin July 1, 2018. Dr. Carson Farmer from the Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder is a Co-PI.

March 2018: Dr. John A. Evans was part of a research team that received an NSF grant "Collaborative Research: NISC SI2-S2I2 Conceptualization of CFDSI: Model, Data, and Analysis Integration for End-to-End Support of Fluid Dynamics Discovery and Innovation". The team is led by Dr. Kenneth Jansen (CU-Boulder), and Dr. Evans is a Co-PI.

February 2018: It has been announced that Dr. John A. Evans will be leading a workshop on "Isogeometric Splines: Theory and Applications". The workshop will take place at the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery in Banff, Alberta, Canada from February 24, 2019 to March 1, 2019. A press release is located here.

January 2018: Dr. John A. Evans was a co-author on the paper "Multi-patch discontinuous Galerkin isogeometric analysis for wave propagation: Explicit time-stepping and efficient mass matrix inversion" which was accepted for publication in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering.

January 2018: Dr. John A. Evans was a co-author on the paper "An isogeometric boundary element method for electromagnetic scattering with compatible B-spline discretizations" which was accepted for publication in the Journal of Computational Physics.

January 2018: Dr. John A. Evans was a co-author on the paper "Fragmentation of biofilm-seeded bacterial aggregates in shear flow" which was accepted for publication in the European Journal of Applied Mathematics.

January 2018: DeAnna Sewell has joined the group as a PhD student. Welcome DeAnna!

December 2017: Dr. Christopher Coley's paper "A geometric multigrid method for isogeometric compatible discretizations of the generalized Stokes and Oseen problems" was accepted for publication in Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications. Congratulations Dr. Coley!

November 2017: Frits de Prenter, a PhD candidate at the Eindhoven University of Technology, has joined the group as a visiting graduate student. Welcome Frits!

November 2017: Dr. John A. Evans was named as a 2017 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher for being among the top 1% worldwide in computer science citations.

October 2017: Dr. Christopher Coley's paper "Variational multiscale modeling with discontinuous subscales: Analysis and application to scalar transport" was accepted for publication in Meccanica. Congratulations Dr. Coley!

October 2017: The CMGLab received a research gift from Disney Research to develop fast simulation techniques for cloth animation.

September 2017: Dr. John A. Evans gave a plenary talk on "Isogeometric compatible discretizations: Fundamentals, current research thrusts, and future directions" at the Second Conference on Subdivision, Geometric and Algebraic Methods, Isogeometric Analysis and Refinability in Italy in Gaeta, Italy.

September 2017: PhD student Joseph Benzaken passed his comprehensive exam. Congratulations Joseph!

September 2017: Dr. John A. Evans was part of a research team that received an NSF grant "SI2-SSE: Software Elements to Enable Immersive Simulation". The team is led by Dr. Kenneth Jansen (CU-Boulder), and Dr. Evans is a Co-PI.

September 2017: Dr. John A. Evans was part of a research team that received an NSF grant "A Data-Centric Approach to Turbulence Simulation". The team is led by Dr. Kenneth Jansen (CU-Boulder), and Dr. Evans is a Co-PI.

July 2017: PhD student Eric Peters was accepted into and attended the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing.

July 2017: PhD student Christopher Coley successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Coley!

July 2017: Dr. John A. Evans gave an invited talk on "A critical comparison of coupling schemes for non-matching isogeometric/finite element discretizations" at the Fourteenth U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics in Montreal, Canada.

July 2017: Dr. John A. Evans was named the inaugural Rossinger Faculty Fellow in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder.

July 2017: Dr. John A. Evans was a co-author on the paper "Projection-based stabilization of interface Lagrange multipliers in immersogeometric fluid-thin structure interation analysis, with application to heart valve modeling" which was accepted for publication in Computers and Mathematics with Applications.

May 2017: Undergraduate students Ryan Aronson and Nicholas Moore joined the CMGLab as UROP researchers. Welcome to the group, Ryan and Nicholas!

May 2017: PhD student Luke Engvall is off to Coreform LLC for the summer to work on geometrically exact three-dimensional mesh generation software.

May 2017: PhD student Joseph Benzaken is off to Disney Research for the summer to bring isogeometric analysis to the world of animation.

May 2017: Undergradute researchers Matthew Hurst and Ansel Rothstein-Dowden obtained their Bachelor of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics. Congratulations Matthew and Ansel!

April 2017: PhD student Luke Engvall passed his comprehensive exam. Congratulations Luke!

April 2017: Undergraduate researcher Ansel Rothstein-Dowden presented on his research at the Discovery Learning Apprentice Symposium at the University of Colorado Boulder.

April 2017: Dr. John A. Evans gave an invited talk on "Stabilized and multiscale isogeometric collocation methods for transport and incompressible turbulent flow" at the 19th International Conference on Finite Elements in Flow Problems in Rome, Italy.

April 2017: Members of the CMGLab published two papers in this month's "Special Issue on Isogeometric Analysis: Progress and Challenges" in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering:

  • J. Benzaken, A.J. Herrema, M.-C. Hsu, and J.A. Evans, "A rapid and efficient isogeometric design space exploration framework with application to structural mechanics." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 316:1215-1256, 2017.
  • T.M. van Opstal, J. Yan, C. Coley, J.A. Evans, T. Kvamsdal, and Y. Bazilevs, "Isogeometric divergence-conforming variational multiscale formulation of incompressible turbulent flows." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 316:859-879, 2017.

April 2017: Dr. John A. Evans was added as a Co-PI to the DARPA grant "Adaptive Multi-Resolution Level-Set Topology Optimization Framework" led by Dr. Kurt Maute (CU-Boulder).

March 2017: PhD student Christopher Coley gave a contributed talk on "Multigrid methods for isogeometric Navier-Stokes discretizations" at the 18th Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods in Copper Mountain, Colorado.

February 2017: Dr. John A. Evans published a paper in this month's special issue on "Special Issue on Biological Systems Dedicated to William S. Klug" in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering:

  • D. Kamensky, M.-C. Hsu, Y. Yu, J.A. Evans, M.S. Sacks, and T.J.R. Hughes, "Immersogeometric cardiovascular fluid-structure interaction analysis with divergence-conforming B-splines." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 314:408-472, 2017.

February 2017: PhD student Luke Engvall's paper "Isogeometric unstructured tetrahedral and mixed-element Bernstein–Bézier discretizations" was accepted for publication in Computer Methods in Applied Mechancis and Engineering. Congratulations Luke!

January 2017: Dr. John A. Evans gave an invited seminar on "Isogeometric structure-preserving discretizations: Fundamentals, current research thrusts, and future directions" at the Rice University Computational and Applied Mathematics Colloquium in Houston, Texas.

December 2016: PhD student Joseph Benzaken's paper "A rapid and efficient isogeometric design space exploration framework with application to structural mechanics" was accepted for publication in Computer Methods in Applied Mechancis and Engineering. Congratulations Joseph!

December 2016: PhD student Christopher Coley passed his comprehensive exam. Congratulations Chris!

October 2016: The CMGLab attended the USACM Thematic Conference on Isogeometric Analysis and Meshless Methods in San Diego, California. Dr. John A. Evans, Luke Engvall, Christopher Coley, Joseph Benzaken, and Eric Peters all gave talks during the conference.

September 2016: PhD student Eric Peters passed his preliminary exams. Congratulations Eric!