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Dave Yuen, Seminar, August 6, 2016

Published: August 5, 2016

Big Data and Potential Importance in Geosciences

TIME: August 6, 2016

PRESENTER: Dave Yuen, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota

LOCATION: 4F, Building 2

TYPE: Seminar

Research Interests

Work on a variety of problems in numerical modelling of geophysical and geological phenomena. Focus on leading edge problems of computational nature, always trying to push the envelope out further. Also heavily involved in state-of-the-art visualization of very large data sets in the Laboratory for Computational Science and Engineering and the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute.

Problems involving all scales ranging from the angstrom level, using molecular dynamics, to convection in the Earth's mantle and other planetary mantles. Our approach is very eclectic, embracing all disciplines. I am interested in applied mathematics, physics, physical chemistry, earth and planetary sciences, and computers of all sorts, in particular, many-core architecture. We aim for modern approaches in all endeavors. We strive to apply modern techniques to all of our endeavors. Often this calls for a period of intense learning and retooling new topics, such as self-organized criticality, multifractals, wavelets, and curvelets.


Professor, PhD, 1978, University of California-Los Angeles

Selected Publications:

  • David A. Yuen, Shigenori Maruyma, Shun Ichiro Karato, and B. F. Windley , Superplumes: Beyond Plate Tectonics, 573 pages, Springer Verlag, 2007.
  • Guizhi Zhu, Taras V. Gerya, David A. Yuen, Satoru Honda, Takeyoshi Yoshida, James A.D. Connolly. Three-dimensional dynamics of hydrous thermal-chemical plumes in the oceanic subduction zones. 2009, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., doi:10.1029/2009GC002625.
  • A. P. Vincent, David A. Yuen, David Munger and Guizhi Zhu, On the Dynamics of 3-D single thermal plumes at various Prandtl and Rayleigh numbers, Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, in press, 2011.
  • van den Berg, Arie P.; de Hoop, Maarten V.; Yuen, David A.; Duchkov, Anton; van der Hilst, Robert D.; Jacobs, Michael H. G. Geodynamical modeling and multiscale seismic expression of thermo-chemical heterogeneity and phase transitions in the lowermost mantle, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 180, 244-287, 2010.
  • Marc Monnereau and David A. Yuen, Topology of the postperovskite phase transition and mantle dynamics, , Proc. National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 104, No. 22,9156-9161, 2007.
  • Yuen, D.A., Dzwinel W., Ben-Zion, Y., Kadlec,B.,, Visualization of Earthquake Clusters Over Multi-dimensional Space , 27 pages, Encyclopedia of Complexity and System Science, Edited by W.K. Lee, Springer Verlag, 2008.

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