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MSEAS group awarded seed funding for high performance computing

The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) has awarded $600,000 in seed grants to seven multi-university teams on issues ranging from the ecosystem off the New England coast to medical imaging to the speed of computing itself [...]

Prof. Lermusiaux gives invited presentation at Gloucester’s New Maritime Port Economy Summit

Prof. Lermusiaux was invited to give a talk on “Ocean Modeling and Data Assimilation for the Maritime Industry” at the Gloucester (MA) New Maritime Port Economy Summit on November 15, 2011. More information [...]

Special Issue of Ocean Dynamics

Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux is a Guest Editor for a special issue of Ocean Dynamics on “Multi-scale modeling of coastal, shelf and global ocean dynamics”. This issue includes [...]

Konur Yigit graduates from MSEAS

Members of the MSEAS group gathered prior to the departure of Konur Yigit. Photos are available [...]

Members of the MSEAS group celebrated the completion of the theses of Thomas Sondergaard and Konur Yigit.

MSEA group celebrated the completion of the theses of Thomas Sondergaard and Konur Yigit [...]

Invited Keynotes and Lectures

Prof. Lermusiaux invited lectures for 2013

Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux has given and been invited to give lectures at the following workshops and schools during 2013 [ ... ]

Prof. Lermusiaux presenting at SIAM annual meeting

Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux is presenting a talk on Monday July 8 at the 2013 SIAM annual meeting, entitled “Uncertainty Predictions, Non-Gaussian Data Assimilation and Bayesian Inference of Dynamical Model Equations”.

Prof. Lermusiaux gives invited presentation at Gloucester’s New Maritime Port Economy Summit

Prof. Lermusiaux was invited to give a talk on “Ocean Modeling and Data Assimilation for the Maritime Industry” at the Gloucester (MA) New Maritime Port Economy Summit on November 15, 2011. More information [...]

Gordon Research Conference on Coastal Ocean Modeling

Prof. Lermusiaux attended the Gordon Research Conference on Coastal Ocean Modeling [...]

Prof. Lermusiaux invited lectures 2010-2013

Prof. Lermusiaux list of recent invited lectures [...]

Papers Recently Published and Submitted

Time-Optimal Path Planning in Dynamic Flows using Level Set Equations: Realistic Applications

The level-set methodology for time-optimal path planning is employed to predict collision-free and fastest time trajectories for swarms of underwater vehicles deployed in the Philippine Archipelago region. To simulate the multiscale ocean flows in this complex region, a data-assimilative primitive-equation ocean modeling system is employed with telescoping domains that are interconnected by implicit two-way nesting. [...]

Time-Optimal Path Planning in Dynamic Flows using Level Set Equations: Theory and Schemes

We develop an accurate partial differential equation based methodology that predicts the time-optimal paths of autonomous vehicles navigating in any continuous, strong and dynamic ocean currents, obviating the need for heuristics. The goal is to predict a sequence of steering directions so that vehicles can best utilize or avoid currents to minimize their travel time. [...]

Global Analysis of Navier-Stokes and Boussinesq Stochastic Flows using Dynamical Orthogonality

We provide a new framework for the study of fl‡uid ‡flows presenting complex uncertain behavior. Our approach is based on the stochastic reduction and analysis of the governing equations using the dynamically orthogonal field equations. By numerically solving these equations we evolve in a fully coupled way the mean fl‡ow and the statistical and spatial [...]

Graduation

Matt Ueckermann graduates with PhD

Congratulations to Matt Ueckermann on his successful PhD defense and graduation! [...]

Akash Phadnis graduates with SM

Congratulations to Akash Phadnis on his recent graduation! [...]

Konuralp Yigit and Thomas Sondergaard graduate

Congratulations to Konuralp Yigit and Thomas Sondergaard on their recent graduations [...]

Workshops and Meetings

International workshop on “Probabilistic Approaches to Data Assimilation for Earth Systems”

Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux was an invited lecturer at the International Workshop on “Probabilistic Approaches to Data Assimilation for Earth Systems” which took place in Banff, Canada from 17-22 February, 2013 [...]

Stochastic Assimilation for the Next Generation Ocean Model Applications (SANGOMA)

Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux is an invited international external adviser to the European project Stochastic Assimilation for the Next Generation Ocean Model Applications (SANGOMA), which will be providing new developments in data assimilation for future operational forecasting and monitoring systems. He is giving a talk on Bayesian Data Assimilation and Learning of Stochastic Dynamical Models: State, [...]

Working with Uncertainty Workshop

Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux is an invited Panelist and Lecturer at the “Working with Uncertainty Workshop: Representation, Quantification, Propagation, Visualization, and Communication of Uncertainty”, as part of IEEE VisWeek 2011 [...]

ESPC-DA workshop at the University of Maryland

Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux was one of the co-organizers of a workshop on Ocean Integration in Earth System Prediction Capability Data Assimilation. This took place 27-29 September 2011 at the University of Maryland [...]

IMUM2011

MSEAS members to attend IMUM2011 – the 10th International Workshop on Multiscale (Un-)structured Mesh Numerical Modelling [...]

NSF Pioneer Array Science Workshop

Prof. Lermusiaux represented MIT at NSF workshop [...]

MREA Workshop at NATO Undersea Research Centre

Prof. Lermusiaux co-chairs MREA workshop at NURC [...]

IMUM2010

MSEAS Group hosts IMUM2010 [...]

Press Accounts of Group Activities

MGHPCC Interview – Tapping into an ocean of data

Pierre Lermusiaux is interviewed for the MGHPCC pilot project that initiated the development of a multiscale computational fluid dynamical modeling infrastructure required to make best use of the observations to be collected in the Middle Atlantic Bight and New England Shelfbreak region. This pilot project is seeding an ocean modeling collaboration that exploits opportunities provided [...]

Pierre Lermusiaux featured on MIT front page

MSEAS group head Prof. Pierre Lermusiaux was featured on the front page of the MIT web site on Wednesday June 12, 2012. The article describes Prof. Lermusiaux as one “who has devoted his research, in part, to eliminating unlikely scenarios in ocean dynamics” [...]

MSEAS research regarding the Pioneer Array described in oceans.mit.edu news item

The development of a mathematical procedure by the MSEAS group to coordinate the movements of AUVs in the extremely dynamic coastal environment in which the Pioneer Array will be situated is detailed in a news item on the new MIT oceans.mit.edu web site. The news article describes the coordination between the MSEAS group and the [...]

MSEAS path-planning research highlighted on MIT web site front page

The headline reads “Sometimes the quickest path is not a straight line” and the sub-heading is “New methods and software developed at MIT can predict optimal paths for automated underwater vehicles”. This was the front page of the MIT web site 8 March 2012. [...]

MSEAS UROP student Jacob Wamala featured on MIT web site front page

MSEAS UROP student, MIT senior Jacob Wamala, appeared on the front page of the MIT web site on Wednesday March 7, 2012. Jacob was described in this fashion: “Senior puts engineering skills, desire to serve toward improving the lives of disadvantaged and marginalized populations”. [...]

MIT Spotlight: Predicting ocean motions and underwater sounds

Predicting ocean motions and underwater sounds, has been showcased on the MIT home page Spotlight on 1 December, 2010 [...]

IMUM2010 workshop announced on MIT CCE Bulletin Board

IMUM2010 workshop announced [...]

Optimal Samping Techniques described – Center for Ocean Engineering Spotlights, September, 2009

Research off Kauai highlighted [...]

Prof. Lermusiaux wins Doherty Professorship – MIT MechE News, Feb. 19, 2009

Prof. Lermusiaux wins Doherty Professorship [...]

QPE – MIT MechE News, September 19, 2008

QPE research highlighted in MIT MechE news [...]

MSEAS Utilizes Crimson Grid

Crimson Grid aids MSEAS research [...]

Science Daily – August 1, 2006

Monterey Bay 2006 AUVs featured in Science Daily [...]

Awards and Achievements

Jing Lin wins MIT award for Academic Excellence

Jing Lin has received the Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award for Academic Excellence. The honor was presented [...]

Tapovan Lolla wins MIT award for Excellence in Research

Tapovan Lolla has received the Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award for Excellence in Research. The honor was presented [...]

Tapovan Lolla wins MIT award for Academic Excellence

Tapovan Lolla has received the Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award for Academic Excellence. The honor was presented [...]

Mattheus Ueckermann wins NSERC scholarship

Mattheus Ueckermann has been awarded a competitive National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada PostGraduate Scholarship [...]

Prof. Lermusiaux receives the “Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching”

Prof. Lermusiaux receives teaching award [...]

Job Opportunities

Job opportunities

If you are interested by our group and its research, check with us from time to time as opportunities often arise. Contact us if you are interested [...]