Jeffrey Banks

About

Dr. Banks received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2006. Subsequently he completed postdoctoral appointments at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. In 2010 he was appointed as a staff scientist at LLNL where he remained until moving back to RPI. In January 2015 he was appointed associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences where he holds the Eliza Ricketts Foundation Career Development Chair.

 

Dr. Banks is interested in computer simulation of time evolving partial differential equations where linear or nonlinear wave phenomena play a central role. His research involves the development and analysis of highly accurate and efficient algorithms for the numerical simulation of physical systems such as high-speed fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, electromagnetics, plasma physics and fluid-structure interaction. In addition, he is the primary developer of the LOKI code for plasma physics, which is a high-order accurate solver for the kinetic Vlasov equation in 2-space and 2-velocity dimensions plus time. LOKI is highly scalable using MPI and is routinely run on some of the largest supercomputers in the world.

 

Education & Training

Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2006

M.S., Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2002

B.S., Mathematics of Computation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2002

 

 

Research

Other Focus Areas

Numerical methods for partial differential equations, Fluid-structure interaction, Computational fluid dynamics and solid mechanics, Scientific computing, Wave phenomenon, Laser plasma interaction

Publications

The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Jeffrey Banks has 71 indexed publications in the subjects of Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, and Computer Science.

Ge Yan, Sharanjeet Kaur, Jeffrey W. Banks, Jason E. Hicken
Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
, 422
, 2023
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J. W. Banks, B. Brett Buckner, T. Hagstrom
Journal of Scientific Computing
, 92
, 2022
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J. W. Banks, T. Buckmaster, A. O. Korotkevich, G. Kovačič, J. Shatah
Physical Review Letters
, 129
, 2022
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Qing Xia, Jeffrey W. Banks, William D. Henshaw, Alexander V. Kildishev, Gregor Kovačič, Ludmila J. Prokopeva, Donald W. Schwendeman
Journal of Computational Physics
, 456
, 2022
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Katelyn Plaisier Leisman, Douglas Zhou, J. W. Banks, Gregor Kovačič, David Cai
Physical Review Research
, 4
, 2022
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Qing Xia, Jeffrey W. Banks, William D. Henshaw, Alexander V. Kildishev, Gregor Kovacic, Ludmila J. Prokopeva, Donald W. Schwendeman
2021 International Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Symposium, ACES 2021
, 2021
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T. Chapman, B. J. Winjum, R. L. Berger, A. Dimits, J. W. Banks, S. Brunner, I. Joseph, D. Ghosh
Physics of Plasmas
, 28
, 2021
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J. W. BANKS, B. BRETT BUCKNER, T. HAGSTROM, K. JUHNKE
SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing
, 43
, 2021
, pp.A1497-A1526
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Jeffrey W. Banks, Benjamin B. Buckner, William D. Henshaw, Alexander V. Kildishev, Gregor Kovacic, Ludmila J. Prokopeva, Donald W. Schwendeman
2020 International Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Symposium, ACES-Monterey 2020
, 2020
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Ge Yan, Sharanjeet Kaur, Jason E. Hicken, Jeffrey W. Banks
AIAA AVIATION 2020 FORUM
, 1 PartF
, 2020
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