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Lyle N. Long
Professor of Aerospace Engineering, , Computational Science , and Mathematics
Director, Computational Science Graduate Minor Program
Graduate Program in Neuroscience
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Alumni of Prof. Lyle Long's Lab
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Ph.D. Degree Alumni:

  1. Greg Sinsley, Distributed Data Fusion Across Multiple Hard and Soft Sources , Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Dec., 2012. (now at Applied Technology and Naval Research Lab)

  2. Scott Hanford, Development of a System to use the SOAR Cognitive Architecture For Cognitive Robotics, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Dec., 2011. (now at Penn State's Applied Research Lab)
  3. Matt Hill, A Computational Investigation of Gear Windage , Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Dec., 2010. [co-advised with Dr. Rob Kunz] (now at Bell Helicopter)
  4. Ankur Gupta, Efficient and Scalable Biologically Plausible Spiking Neural Networks with Learning Applied to Vision, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, Dec. 2010. (now at SAS )
  5. Amanda D. Hanford, Numerical Simulations of Acoustic Problems using the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Method , Ph.D., Acoustics, Aug., 2009 (now at Penn State's Applied Research Lab (ARL))

  6. Patrick O'Connor (Chemistry, Co-Advisor: J. B. Anderson) , Direct Numerical Investigation of Detonation Waves using a Monte Carlo Method, Aug., 2009 (now with:)

  7. Nilay Sezer-Uzol (Aerospace), Unsteady Flow Simulations around Complex Geometries using Stationary or Rotating Unstructured Grids, Dec. 2006 (now Asst. Prof. at Univ. of Econ. & Technology, Ankara, Turkey )

  8. Dr. Emre Alpman , " Reynolds Stress Modeling of Separated Turbulent Flows over Helicopters," 2006, Aerospace Engineering, (now Asst. Prof. at Marmara University)

  9. Dr. Anupam Sharma , " Numerical Simulations of Blast-Impact Problems Using the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Method," 2004, Aerospace Engineering, (now at Iowa State Univ.)

  10. Dr. Anirudh Modi , " Real-Time Visualization of Aerospace Simulations using Comptutational Steering and Beowulf Clusters," 2002, Computer Science and Engineering, ( POSSE software ) (now at Intel Corp. )

  11. Dr. Frederick Souliez, " Parallel Methods for Computing Unsteady Separated Flows ," 2002, Aerospace Engineering, (now at BMW, Munich, Germany)

  12. Dr. Robert Hansen, (LTC, US Army), " PARALLEL METHODS FOR COMPUTING UNSTEADY SEPARATED FLOWS AROUND COMPLEX GEOMETRIES," 2001, Mechanical Engineering, (now at U.S. Army)

  13. Dr. Obika Nwobi, " Molecular Dynamics Studies of Transport Properties and Equation of State of Supercritical Fluids," 1998, Aerospace Engineering, (now at MicroStrategy)

  14. Dr. Teresa Kaltz, "Simulation of transcritical oxygen droplet vaporization using molecular dynamics," 1998, Aerospace Engineering, (co-advised with Dr. M. Micci, now at Hewlett-Packard)

  15. Dr. Dale A. Hudson, " NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF A CONFINED SUPERSONIC SHEAR LAYER ," 1996, Aerospace Engineering, (now at NASA Marshall)

  16. Dr. Jeffrey Little, " SIMULATION OF DROPLET EVAPORATION IN SUPERCRITICAL ENVIRONMENTS USING PARALLEL MOLECULAR DYNAMICS ," 1996, Aerospace Engineering, (Lt. Col. USAF, retired) , (now at Univ. Alabama, Huntsville )

  17. Dr. Thomas S. Chyczewski, " A Time Dependent Three_Dimensional Numerical Study of Supersonic Rectangular Jet Flow and Noise Using the Full Navier Stokes Equations ," 1996, Aerospace Engineering, (now at Northrop Grumman)

  18. Dr. Vineet Ahuja, " A Finite Volume Time Domain Method for Maxwell.s Equations on Parallel Computers," 1995, Aerospace Engineering, (now at Craft Tech)

  19. Dr. Yusuf Ozyoruk, " Sound Radiation from Ducted Fans Using Computational Aeroacoustics on Parallel Computers ," 1995, Aerospace Engineering, (now Prof. at Middle East Technical University )

  20. Dr. Zvi Weinberg, "A massively parallel solution of the three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations on unstructured adaptive grids," Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, 1994 (now at Rafael)

Master's Degree Alumni:

  1. Vidullan Surendran (Aerospace), A DYNAMIC ACTION SELECTION MECHANISM FOR AN AUTONOMOUS AGENT WITH A MODEL FOR ITS EMOTIONAL STATE, Dec., 2015
  2. Anuradha Mangalgiri (Aerospace), Hybrid Vision System for Robotic Indoor Navigation, 2013
  3. Shea Peterson-Burch, (Aerospace), "A REUSABLE SPACECRAFT COMMAND AND TELEMETRY STORAGE FRAMEWORK," May, 2009.

  4. James Ross, (Aerospace), "COMPUTER VISION AND TARGET LOCALIZATION ALGORITHMS FOR AUTONOMOUS UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES," May, 2008. (Abstract)

  5. Oranuj Janrathitikarn (Aerospace), The Use of a Cognitive Architecture to Control a Six-Legged Robot, Aug., 2007.

  6. Peter Vaiana (Aerospace), Detailed Analysis of Formation Flight Control Reference Frames, M.S., May, 2007

  7. Matt Hill, (Aerospace), Coupled Fluid-Structure Simulations of Helicopter Rotors, M.S., Aug. 2006

  8. Karl Klingebiel (Aerospace), Computational Aerodynamics of Flapping Wings using an Indicial Response Method, M.S., Aug. 2006

  9. Ankur Gupta (M.E.), Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations of Wind Turbines, M.S., 2006

  10. Tony DeLullo, (Aerospace), Intelligent Autonomous Unmanned Air Vehicles, M.Eng., 2006

  11. Scott Hanford (Aerospace), A Small Semi-Autonomous Rotary-Wing Unmanned Air Vehicle , M.S., May, 2005

  12. Patrick O'Connor (Aerospace) , Reacting Flows using DSMC (MS Thesis), M.S., May, 2005

  13. Shailesh Jindal (Aerospace), Turbulent Flow Simulations on Unstructured Grids and Computational Steering , (MS 2004) (now at GM Research)

  14. Amanda Danforth Hanford (Acoustics), Nonlinear Acoustics with DSMC (M.S. 2004) (see Jnl. Acoust. Soc. America, Oct., 2004)

  15. Tracy Fritz (Aerospace), Flapping Wing Aerodynamics, (M.S. 2004) (see Journal of Aircraft, Dec., 2004)

  16. Rajdeep Pradhan (Acoustics), Telepresence robotics with stereo sound and video (M.Eng., 2003)

  17. Matt Moffatt, DSMC for Low Speed Flow, ( M.Eng., 2003 ), (now at Analytical Graphics Inc.)

  18. Chris Szymendera, Vortex Lattice Methods for Helicopter Rotors ( M.S. Thesis, 2002 ) (now at US Navy PAX River)

  19. Kelly Corfeld, Rotor Simulations using Parallel CFD ( M.S. Thesis, 2002 ) (now at Lockheed-Martin)

  20. Darryl Genovesi, Detonation Simulations using Java ( M.S. Thesis, 2002 ) (now at Lockheed-Martin)

  21. Anupam Sharma , (M.S. 2001)

  22. Nilay Sezer, Wing Tip Vortex Simulations using Hybrid Methods (M.S. 2001) ( M.S. Thesis )

  23. Andy Kantor, Molecular Dynamics of Chemical Reactions (advised by Prof. M. Micci) (now at NASA Houston)

  24. Dimitri Stoliaroff, Engine Inlet Noise Radiation Using NLDE (M.S., 2000) (now in France)

  25. Li Chuang, Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Transport Properties and EOS ( M.S., 2000)

  26. Anirudh Modi, UNSTEADY SEPARATED FLOWSIMULATIONS USING A CLUSTER OF WORKSTATIONS, M.S. Thesis, 1999.

  27. Nicholas Savary, A HIGHER-ORDER ACCURATE FINITE VOLUME METHOD USING UNSTRUCTURED GRIDS FOR UNSTEADY FLUID DYNAMICS, M.S. Thesis, 1999 (now in France)

  28. Steve Schweitzer, Major, US Army, COMPUTATIONAL SIMULATION OF FLOW AROUND HELICOPTER FUSELAGES, M.S. Thesis, 1999. (now at United States Military Academy, West Point, NY)

  29. Chris Hall, ( M.S. Thesis , 1998 ) (now at Pratt and Whitney Co.)

  30. Cris Bosetti, Experimental Studies of Delta Wings (M.S., 1995)

  31. Chad Ohlandt (Prof. M. Micci, Advisor), Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Argon Droplet Evaporation with Three Body Force Potentials, M.S., 1996.

  32. Donna Zelesnik, DSMC Simulations of Low Re Nozzles (M.S., 1992)

  33. Kim Penrose, Unconditionally Stable Explicit Schemes (M.S., 1994)

  34. Peter Pagano, Hypersonic Aerodynamics (M.S., 1993)

  35. Robert Hansen, Impedance Boundary Conditions for Acoustics (M.S., 1992)

  36. Brian Wong, DSMC on Parallel Computers (M.S., 1992)

  37. Steve Kern, Vortex Flow Control (M.S. 1992)

  38. Yusuf Ozyoruk, Unsteady Flow over Thin Airfoils (M.S., 1992)

Former Undergraduate Students:

  1. Matt Martin (CSE)
  2. Peter Vaiana (Aero)
  3. Curtis Henkel (CSE)
  4. David Obadia (CSE)
  5. Zach Vanderveen (CSE)
  6. Matt Kamon (ESci) (Ph.D. at MIT)
  7. Derek Bridges (Aero)
  8. Greg Painley (Aero)
  9. Jonathon Duffy (CSE)
  10. Stephen McCracken (Aero)
  11. Jared Martin (Aero)

Former Postdoctoral Scholars:

  1. Dr. Emre Alpman
  2. Dr. Thomas Scheidegger
  3. Dr. Jingmei Liu
  4. Dr. Ashok Bangalore

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