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Francis J. Alexander

Deputy Divison Leader, Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences Division and Information Science and Technology Center Leader

Statistical Mechanics, Computational Physics, Estimation Theory

Francis J. Alexander

Office: Bldg 1498, Room 368
Mail Stop: B297
Phone: 505-665-4518
Fax: 505-665-0120
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     Educational Background/Employment:
    • B.S. (1987) Mathematics and Physics, The Ohio State University
    • Ph.D. (1991) Physics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    • Employment:
      • 2010-Present Deputy Division Leader Computer, Computational and Statistical Sciences Division, LANL
      • 2008-Present Center Director, Information Science and Technology Center LANL
      • 2007-2008 Group Leader, Modeling Algorithms and Informatics Group, CCS-3 LANL
      • 2002-2006 Deputy Group Leader, Modeling Algorithms and Informatics Group, CCS-3 LANL
      • 2000-2002 Team Leader , Modeling, Algorithms and Informatics Group, CCS-3 LANL
      • 1998-Present Los Alamos National Laboratory – Technical Staff Member
      • 1995-1998 Boston University, Center for Computational Science, Research Assistant Professor
    • Professional Training:
      • 1993-1995, Postdoc, Institute for Scientific Computing Research, LLNL
      • 1991-1993, Postdoc Center for Nonlinear Studies, LANL

    Research Interests:

    • Statistical Mechanics, Computational Physics, Machine Learning

    Selected Recent Publications:

    1. F. J. Alexander and P. Rosenau, A QuasiContinuum Fokker-Planck Equation, Phys. Rev. E. 81,041902, (2010)
    2. F. J. Alexander, G. Johnson, G. L. Eyink, and I. G. Kevrekidis, Equation-Free Implementation of Statistical Moment Closures, Phys. Rev. E. 77,26701, (2008)
    3. N. Gulbahce, F. J. Alexander, and G. Johnson, Statistical Mechanics of Histories: a Cluster Monte Carlo Algorithm, Phys. Rev. E. 73,026701, (2006)
    4. F. J. Alexander, A. L. Garcia, and D. M. Tartakovsky, Noise in Algorithm Refinement Methods, Computing in Science and Engineering. 7,32 (2005)
    5. D. F. Martin, P. Colella, M. Anghel, and F. J. Alexander, Adaptive Mesh Refinement for Multiscale Nonequilibrium Physics, Computing in Science and Engineering. 7,24 (2005)
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