Center for Computational Geosciences and Optimization

The Center for Computational Geosciences and Optimization (CCGO) addresses modeling of the solid and fluid earth systems, with emphasis on large scale simulation and inversion on supercomputers. Problems of interest include forward and inverse modeling of regional and global seismic wave propagation, mantle convection, atmospheric and subsurface contaminant transport, ocean dynamics, and flow in porous media. Research in the CCGO is conducted jointly with collaborators from the Jackson School of Geosciences, other Oden Institute centers, the College of Engineering, the Department of Computer Science, other universities including Carnegie Mellon, Penn, MIT, Columbia, NYU, and Emory, and Sandia National Labs. Related inverse and optimization problems in the mechanical and biomedical engineering sciences are also being pursued.