**Biographical Sketch: Houman Owhadi**

Computing and Mathematical Sciences MC 9-94, Caltech

Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395 4547 Fax: (626) 578 0124

Email: owhadi@caltech.edu

http://users.cms.caltech.edu/~owhadi/

**(a) Educational Background**

Ecole Polytechnique (France). Mathematics and Physics M.S. 1994

Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. Civil Engineering M.S. 1997

University of Paris VI (Jussieu). DEA (Probability) 1997

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Mathematics Ph.D. (with G. Ben Arous) 2001

Technion. Post Doc (with D. Ioffe) in Probability Theory 2000/2001

**(b) Professional Experience**

2011 - present: Caltech, Professor of Applied & Computational Mathematics and

Control & Dynamical Systems.

2004-2011: Caltech, Assistant Professor of Applied & Computational Mathematics and

Control & Dynamical Systems.

2001-2004: CNRS Research Fellow.

1994-2001: High Civil Servant in the Corps des Ponts et Chaussées (French Corps of Engineers).

**(c) Professional Affiliations.**

- AMS

**(d) Activities.**

- Caltech Predictive
Science Academic Alliance Program: Director of the Uncertainty
Quantification group.

- International Journal of
Uncertainty Quantification (Editorial Board).

- Caltech Computing and
Mathematical Sciences (CMS) Department Academic Officer.

- Applied and
Computational Mathematics Option Representative (for graduate students).

**(e) Distinctions.**

- Aly Kaufman fellow
(2000).

- Prix EPFL doctorat 2001.

- UTRC gift (Post Doctoral Grant Fellowship). 2009.

- IMA Editor’s
Choice article (Stochastic Variational
Integrators, 2009).

- IMA, one of the top 5
most downloaded articles (Stochastic Variational
Integrators, 2009).

**(f) Research grants and
contracts.**

- AFOSR. Grant number
FA9550-12-1-0389. Scientific Computation of Optimal Statistical
Estimators, 2012-2015, $900,000 (PI).
- DOE/LANL (Exascale Co-Design Center for Materials in Extreme Environments),
Aug 2012-…, $150,000/year (UQ task).
- NSF. OCI-1216643,
Scientific Software Innovation Institute for Advanced Analysis of X-Ray
and Neutron Scattering Data (SIXNS). 2012-2014. $477,685 (CoPI, UQ task)
- NSF. CMMI-092600,
Dynamics and Control of Bio-Molecular Systems using Geometric Model
Reduction and Stochastic Variational Integrators, 2009-2012.
($450000). (PI).

- DOE/NNSA. PSAAP,
Uncertainty Quantification, ASC Predictive Science Academic Alliance
Program ($17 million grant), 2008-2013 (Director of the UQ group).

- UTRC, Post Doctoral Grant Fellowship. 2009.

- DARPA. DynaRum, Dynamic Network Analysis for Robust
Uncertainty Management, 2007-2008.

- UTRC. Stochastic Variational Integrators, 2007. (PI)

**(g) Selected Invited Lectures
(including plenary).**

- April 2000: Aussois Congress of Young Probabilists
and Statisticians).
- November 2000: Technion's Seminar in Probability and Stochastic
Processes.
- January 2001: "Pole
Air" Seminar at ENPC.
- February 2001: Orsay Seminar on Probability and Statistics.
- April 2001: Israel Mathematics
Union Annual Meeting (Plenary).
- April -May 2001:
Mini-Course at Technion on Anomalous Diffusion
from Perpetual Homogenization.
- July 2001: Lyon, First
Joint Congress AMS, SMF.
- October 2002: Oberwolfach.
Stochastic Analysis.
- November
2002: Meeting on Particle Methods and Probabilistic Models Applied to the
Simulation of the Nuclear Waste Transport Problems (Plenary).
- December 2002:
University of Lyon Applied Mathematics Colloquium.
- January 2003: ENS Géologie, Nancy: “Modélisation Micro-Macro des
Phénomènes Couplés de
Transport-Chimie-Déformation en milieux argileux “ (Plenary).
- February 2003: Caltech, ACM Colloquium.
- March 2003: Congress
CIRM. Statistical Mechanics and Probability Theory
(Plenary).
- March 2003. University
of Neuchâtel Mathematics Seminar.
- April 2003: Courant
Institute, Probability Seminar.
- July 2003: Lisbonne: XIV International Congress on Mathematical
Physics.
- January 2004: Santiago
de Chile, Workshop on Percolation, Particle Systems and Random Media
(Plenary).
- April 11 :
USC Applied Math Seminar.
- April 24, 2005: Southern
California SIAM Symposium (Plenary).
- May 2005: Oberwolfach, Stochastic Analysis and Non-Classical
Random Processes (Plenary).
- May 2005: Max Planck
Institute: Workshop on Metastability, Aging, and
Anomalous Diffusion. Stochastic and Nonlinear Effects
in Long Term Dynamics (Plenary).
- July 2005: CIRM.
Workshop on Random Homogenization.
- March 1, 2006: Caltech,
Center for Advanced Computing Research.
- March 2006: Banff
(Canada), Reaction Diffusion and Free Boundary Problems.
- March 31, 2006: USC,
Probability Seminar.
- July 2006: Los Angeles ,
**7th World Congress on Computational Mechanics**. - January 24, 2007:
Chicago University, Mathematics Seminar.
- March 19-22, 2007: SIAM
Geosciences, Santa Fe.
- June 8, 2007: Stanford,
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
- Oct 2007 : Dynarum
Workshop, Caltech.
- Nov 2007 : UTRC Seminar.
- Nov 2007 :
University of Arizona, Mathematics Seminar.
- Nov 2007 : Tucson, Dynarum Workshop.
- Jan 2008 :
Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego.
- April 2008: University
of Maryland, Mathematics Seminar.
- April 2008: Structured
Integrators Workshop (Stanford).
- May 2008: 6th
International Conference On Differential
Equations and Dynamical Systems.
- June 2008: FOCM Meeting,
Honk Kong.
- July 2008: Stanford UQ
Workshop.
- August 2008: TST PSAAP,
Caltech.
- September 15, 2008:
University of Chicago, Applied Mathematics Seminar.
- October 10-11,
2008: 2nd Workshop on Multiscale and
Stochastic Modeling, Analysis, and Computation. The Michigan Center for
Industrial and Applied Mathematics. (Plenary).
- October 17, 2008: Purdue
University, CCAM Seminar.
- October 31, 2008:
University of Minnesota, Probability Seminar.
- November 6, 2008:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CASC Seminar.
- March 2-6, 2009: SIAM
CSE Conference (UQ Minisymposium).
- March 26-29, 2009:
Workshop on Meshless Methods, Generalized Finite
Element Methods, and Related Approaches, at the University of
Maryland, College Park.
- May 4, 2009: Caltech,
ACM colloquium.
- May 7-8, 2009: Structured
Integrators Workshop.
- June 2-6, 2009: EPFL:
Advances in the Theory of Control, Signals, and Systems, with Physical
Modeling (Plenary).
- June 9-12, 2009: Brunel
UK, MAFELAP conference. Validation and Robust Prediction in Computational
Science.
- July 6-11, 2009: Taida Institute for Mathematical Sciences. Taida Mathematics Month, International Conference in
Mathematics (Computational and Applied Math), Taiwan.
- July 28-30, 2009: PSAAP
UQ Workshop (Caltech).
- August 10-11 2009:
USC Workshop on Stochastic Multiscale Methods.
- August 30-Sept 2 2009:
SAMSI program on Stochastic Dynamics (Plenary).
- October 7, 2009. UTRC
Seminar.
- October 9, 2009. Courant
Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Applied mathematics seminar.
- November 4, 2009.
Caltech. E2 Frontiers in Engineering and Applied Science.
- Dec 6-11, 2009.
Numerical Analysis of Multiscale Computations
(BIRS).
- March 2, 2010: Caltech
CS/IST Lunch Bunch seminar.
- April 26-27, 2010. 6th
Annual Structured Integrators Workshop (UCSD).
- May 24-28, 2010.
International Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Edinburgh, Scotland.
SPDE-UQ workshop.
- June 28- July 10, 2010:
Indian Institute of Mathematical Sciences (Bangalore-India).
International Workshop on Multiscale Analysis
and Homogenization. (Four-Lecture Course on Homogenization with
Non-Separated Scales)
- July 12 - July 14, 2010:
Indian Institute of Mathematical Sciences (Bangalore-India). International
Conference on Multiscale Analysis and
Homogenization. (Plenary)
- July 22-24, 2010:
Dynamical Systems and Control. Corfu, Greece (Plenary).
- September 13-17, 2010. Conference on Highly Oscillatory Problems.
Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge. (Plenary).
- September
27-30, 2010. Istitut Henri Poincare
(Paris). Hybrid Simulations
of Dynamical Systems and Applications to Molecular Dynamics. (3-Hours Course, Plenary).
- November 10, 2010. UT Austin. Math/ICES Center of Numerical
Analysis Seminar.
- November 11, 2010. UT Austin. Mathematical Physics Seminar.
- January 24 - 28, 2011: Random Media:
Homogenization and Beyond. (IPAM Workshop).
- Feb 3, 2011. University of Arizona Mathematics Colloquium.
- Feb 21-25, 2011. Twelfth
Event (CMDS-12) of the International Symposium Series on
Continuum Models and Discrete Systems (CMDS). Saha
Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata (Calcutta), India. (Plenary).
- February 28 - March 4, 2011. SIAM CSE11 (Reno, NV).
Mini-Symposium on "Numerical Methods for Stochastic Computation and
Uncertainty Quantification."
- March 10-12, 2011. Third "Frontier Probability Days"
(FPD11). University of Utah. (Plenary).
- March 14, 2011. Applied Math and Analysis Seminar, Duke University.
- March 21-24, 2011. SIAM Geosciences Meeting. Multiscale
Aspects of Wave Propagation. Long Beach, CA, USA.
- March 27-April 1 2011. Stochastic Multiscale
Methods (BIRS Workshop in Banff).
- April 15, 2011. USC
probability seminar.
- April 18, 2011. Penn
State University.
- June 13-15, 2011. Santa
Fe, New Mexico. Uncertainty Quantification and Multiscale
Materials Modeling.
- July 18-22, 2011. ICIAM 2011 (Vancouver, BC). Minisymposium
on "Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Uncertainty
Quantification."
- July 18-22, 2011. ICIAM 2011 (Vancouver, BC). Minisymposium on “Numerical Solution of Stochastic PDEs.”
- July 25-28, 2011. WAVES
2011 (Vancouver, BC). Minisymposium on Multiscale methods for wave propagation.
- August 1-5, 2011.
USA/South America symposium on Uncertainty Quantification. Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil.
- October 19, 2011. USC AME Seminar.
- October 22-23, 2011. 2011 Fall AMS Western Section Meeting,
"Inverse Problems and Homogenization", Salt Lake City, UT
- November 5, 2011. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aerospace Engineering
Seminar series.
- November 10, 2011.
SAMSI. High Dimensional Approximation for Uncertainty Quantification.
- December 9, 2011. LATP,
Marseille. Probability and Statistics seminar.
- December 12-16,
2011. Workshop on Multiscale Systems:
theory and applications. Warwick University.
- March 16, 2012. Center
for Control, Dynamical systems and Computation (CCDC) at UCSB.
- March 19, 2012, ICME
Colloquium, Stanford.
- April 3-5, 2012. SIAM
UQ12 conference. Raleigh.
- July 30-Aug 2, 2012.
AFOSR. Arlington.
- October 9-11, 2012.
ICERM, Brown. Workshop on Uncertainty Quantification.
- October 24, 2012. LLNL.
- December 3-7, 2012.
IPAM. Workshop on Computational Methods for Multiscale
Modeling of Materials Defects.

- March 17-23, 2013. Oberwolfach. Interplay of Theory and Numerics for Deterministic and Stochastic
Homogenization, (organizer).
- April 28-May 1, 2013. UT
Austin Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences. Workshop on Multiscale Modeling.
- May 15, 2013. Stanford
applied math seminar.
- June 9-12, 2013. SIAM
'13 Conference on Math Aspects of Materials Science (Philadelphia).
Aspects of Homogenization: Analysis and Applications.
- September 16-20, 2013.
Heraklion, Greece. International Conference on Applied Mathematics
(Plenary).
- March 31-April 3, 2014:
SIAM UQ 14, Savannah, Georgia, USA, mini-symposium on "Numerical
methods for uncertainty quantification of coupled problems".
- May 28-31, 2014.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Workshop on “Multiscale
Problems from Physics, Biology and Materials Science”
- June 22 - June 28, 2014.
Oberwolfach. Computational Multiscale
Methods.
- June 30 - July 1, 2014.
Computations in infinite dimensions: challenges in a continuous world. Kavli Royal Society International Centre at Chicheley Hall.
- September 1-4, 2014.
Burg Schnellenberg, Germany. IUTAM symposium on
“Innovative numerical approaches for materials and structures in
multi-field and multi-scale problems.”
- September 10, 2014.
Berkeley Applied Math Seminar.
- November 1-10, 2014. Institut Mittag-Leffler.
Royal Swedish Academy of Science. Homogenization and Random Phenomenon.
- March 14-18, 2015. SIAM
Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE15). Plenary.
- July
26-31, 2015. Banff research station, ``Developments in the theory of
Homogenization.”

**(h) Courses Taught.**

- April -May 2001:
Mini-Course at
**Technion**on**Anomalous Diffusion from Perpetual Homogenization****.** - February-April 2002:
**CMI, Université de Provence**:**Homog****énéisation Perpétuelle et Diffusions Anormales.** - August 2004:
**Mahdia****(Tunisia),**Course on**Homogenization**(summer school). - 2004-2005:
**Caltech**,**Partial Differential Equations**(ACM 201 a and b). - 2005-2006:
**Caltech**,**Markov Chains**. (ACM 216) - 2005-2006:
**Caltech**,**Stochastic Differential Equations**. (ACM 217) - 2006-2007:
**Caltech**, Introduction to**Probability Theory and Applications**. (ACM 116) - 2006-2007:
**Caltech**,**Large Deviations and Concentration of****Measure**(ACM 256). - 2007-2008:
**Caltech**, Introduction to**probability theory and applications**(ACM 116) - 2007-2008:
**Caltech**,**Markov Chains**(ACM 216). - 2008-2009:
**Caltech**, Introduction to**Probability Theory and Applications**(ACM/EE 116) - 2008-2009:
**Caltech**,**Markov Chains**(ACM 216). - 2009-2010:
**Caltech**, Introduction to**Probability Theory and Applications**(ACM/EE 116) - 2009-2010:
**Caltech**, Introduction to**Optimization**(ACM 113) - June 28- July 10, 2010,
**Indian Institute of Mathematical Sciences**(Bangalore, India): Four-Lecture Course on**Homogenization**with Non-Separated Scales at the International Workshop on Multiscale Analysis and Homogenization. - September 27-30, 2010:
**Institut****Henri Poincaré**(Paris): Simulation of Hybrid Dynamical Systems and Applications to Molecular Dynamics (3-hour lecture). - 2010-2011:
**Caltech**, Introduction to**Probability Theory and Applications**(ACM/EE 116,**100 enrolled students**) - 2010-2011:
**Caltech**, Advanced Topics in**Optimization**(ACM 213) - 2011-2012:
**Caltech**, Introductory Methods of Applied Mathematics (ACM 95/100b: Ordinary Differential Equations,**200+ students**) - 2012-2013:
**Caltech**,**Markov Chains**(ACM 216) - 2012-2013:
**Caltech**,**Stochastic Differential Equations and martingales**(ACM 217) - 2013-2014:
**Caltech**, Introduction to**Probability Theory and Applications**(ACM/EE 116) - 2013-2014:
**Caltech**,**Markov Chains**(ACM 216)

**(i) Students and Postdoctoral
Scholars Supervised.**

**Former Graduate Students**

- Lei
Zhang. (
**W.P. Carey Ph.D. Prize in Applied Mathematics 2007**). Post Doc at Max Planck Leipzig, University of Bonn and Oxford. Now**tenure track associate professor at the****Shanghai Jiaotong University**. - Roger
Donaldson (co-advised with M. Desbrun, created his own Startup company).
- Leonard
Lucas (co-advised with M. Ortiz, US Navy, Pittsburgh).
- Molei
Tao (co-advised with J. Marsden,
**W.P. Carey Ph.D. Prize in Applied Mathematics 2011**). Courant Instructor at NYU. Now**tenure track assistant professor at Georgia Tech**.

**Former Post Docs**

- Nawaf
Bou Rabee (NSF post doctoral fellow 2008,
**Courant Institute Instructor**2009-2011,**Tenure track assistant professor of mathematics at Rutgers**2011-present). - Ali
Lashgari (PSAAP 2009-2010). Now a Post Doc at Caltech.
- Ufuk
Topcu (co-advised with R. Murray). Now Post Doc at UPenn.
- Molei
Tao (co-advised with J. Marsden,
**W.P. Carey Ph.D. Prize in Applied Mathematics 2011**, now**Courant Instructor at NYU**). - Tim
Sullivan (co-advised with M. Ortiz), now
**Warwick Zeeman Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at University of Warwick.**

** ****(j) Current
Research Scientists in the group**

- Wang Sang Koon
- Mike McKerns
- Clint Scovel

**(k) Interviews**

- HPC
Wire: The Masters of Uncertainty, The Uncertainty
Quantification Future of Supercomputing.

**(l) Blog**

- When
Bayesian Inference Shatters. http://errorstatistics.com

**(m) Other activities**

- February
8-11, 2011. Fusion Simulation Program (FSP).
- M2AN Special
issue on multiscale problems and techniques
(guest editor, 2012-2013).
- NSF panel.