2016 Overset Grid Symposium Invited Speakers

Invited technical speakers for the 2016 Overset Symposium will include one each for the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning technical sessions and at the Wednesday evening awards dinner.

Tuesday morning, 8:15 - 9:15 am

Opening Remarks and Technical Talk, "The challenges of Certification by Analysis"
Robert D. Gregg-III
Chief Aerodynamicist, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Mukilteo, WA

Robb has been the Chief Aerodynamicist for the past three years. Before that he was the Chief of Aerodynamics at Boeing Phantom Works in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Wednesday morning, 8:00 - 9:00 am

A Review of Overset Grid Technology at ONERA
Dr. Stéphanie Péron
Research Scientist
The French Aerospace Lab

Dr. Stéphanie Péron has been working for 12 years at ONERA in the CFD Department. She is mainly involved in the development of Cassiopee package dedicated to computational geometry and pre and post processing of CFD solvers, such as elsA software.

Wednesday Evening Awards Dinner

Tsunami Simulation
Dr. Randy LeVeque
Professor of Applied Mathematics
Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and of Earth and Space Sciences
University of Washington

Randy LeVeque received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford in 1982 and has been at the University of Washington since 1985. He is a Fellow of SIAM and the American Mathematical Society. Randy is a lead developer of the Clawpack and GeoClaw software packages, and the author of three books on numerical methods for differential equations. Current research interests are focused on algorithm and software development, particularly for geophysical flow problems, and on development of probabilistic hazard assessment techniques. more ...

Thursday morning, 8:00 - 9:00 am

Advancing Complex Multidisciplinary Simulations in the Exascale Era
Dr. Dimitri Mavriplis
Max Castagne Professsor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Wyoming

Prior to coming to the University of Wyoming in 2003, Dr. Mavriplis was employed at the National Institute of Aerospace (2002-2003), located in Hampton VA, and at ICASE, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton VA, for 15 years. Dr. Mavriplis graduated from Princeton University with a Ph.D in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Mavriplis has over 30 years experience in researching and developing CFD solvers for aerospace applications including unstructured mesh methods, high-order methods, and adjoint methods for optimization, error estimation and uncertainty quantification for fixed and rotary wing application as well as for wind energy problems. He has an extensive publication record in computational fluid dynamics, numerical analysis and aerospace engineering. He was a principal developer on the HELIOS rotorcraft simulation software project. He has also been heavily involved in high-performance computing issues both on campus and through the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputer Alliance. Dr. Mavriplis is a member of the organizing committee for the AIAA Drag Prediction Workshop and High Lift Prediction Workshop series. He is also one of the principal contributing authors to the NASA Vision CFD2030 Report, which has formulated a vision and strategy for long term technology development in computational fluid dynamics and related disciplines for aerospace engineering.