Director


José Castillo, Ph.D

José Castillo, Ph.D

Director of the Computational Sciences Research Center - San Diego State University

Dr. Castillo has a wide range of interests in applied mathematics with emphasis in numerical solution of partial differential equations, scientific computing, and modeling. Dr. Castillo is director of the San Diego State University Computational Science Research Center. This center facilitates cooperation between the University and Industry as well as National Laboratories. He is the director of the Coastal Ocean Dynamic Group at CSRC.

Development Team


Mary Thomas, PhD

Mary Thomas, PhD

Research Assistant Professor - San Diego State University

Dr. Thomas’ research interests focuses on computational science, parallel programming, and advanced computational environments that support high-end scientific applications.  Current projects include investigating parallelization and nesting techniques for 3D staggered grid coastal ocean models, such as the Unified Curvilinear Ocean Atmospheric Model (UCOAM).

Mariangel (Angie) García, Ph.D

Mariangel (Angie) García, Ph.D

Research Associate - San Diego State University

I am a Research Associate at the Computational Science Research Center and the Project Manager of the Coastal Ocean Dynamics Group at San Diego State University. I am currently working on the development of a General Curvilinear Coastal Ocean Model.

Paul Choboter, Ph.D

Paul Choboter, Ph.D

Research Associate - California Polytechnic State University

His research interests include geophysical fluid dynamics; the fundamental driving mechanisms of the oceans and atmosphere. Dr. Choboter utilizes dynamical models and numerical simulations to learn about the dynamics of coastal ocean currents. He is an active member of Cal Poly’s Center for Coastal Marine Science.

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Collaborators


Ryan Walter, Ph.D

Ryan Walter, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, Physics Department, California Polytechnic State University

His interests are in the field of environmental fluid mechanics, and involve the application of fluid dynamics principles to the study of flow and transport processes in coastal and estuarine systems. Contributions to the group are model application and use of the model to explore the shoaling of internal waves and subsequent formation of internal bores and their effect on the nearshore environment in Monterey Bay. Contribution of high-resolution field measurements of shoaling internal waves from Monterey Bay for model verification.

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Barbara Bailey, Ph.D

Barbara Bailey, Ph.D

Professor - Computational Science - San Diego State University

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Lelys Bravo de Guenni

Lelys Bravo de Guenni

Retired Professor. Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas-Venezuela & Visiting Professor, UCSC

Lelys Bravo de Guenni’s interests are on Data Analysis and Spatio-Temporal modeling of Environmental, Oceanic and Climate Data. She is also interested in modelling environmental risk and its applications on climate change impacts on water resources and agriculture. She has been teaching Statistics and Data Analysis for more than 20 years and has gained research and professional experience with many different projects including the study of the ENSO impacts on coastal Ecuadorian Rainfall, the development of the Health Ocean Index for the Guayaquil Gulf, the study of the oceanic influence on Venezuelan Rainfall, the analysis of risk and vulnerability to extreme events in South America, among others. She was part of the Science Steering Committe of the Biospherical Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle from the International Geosphere-Biosphere program from 1997 until 2002, and is actually a Corresponding Member of the Venezuelan Physical, Mathematical and Natural Academy of Sciences. She is also an Associated Editor of the Journal of Environmetrics.

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Isabel Ramirez

Isabel Ramirez

Researcher at the CICESE Research Center, Mexico

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Grad Students


Manuel Valera

Manuel Valera

Licentiate in Physics. Teaching Associate at San Diego state University. Phd Student in Computational Science.

Turbulence and non-linear Internal Waves simulations in Monterey Bay using GCCOM. Stability Region and Accuracy Analysis of the model.

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Randy Bucciarelli

Randy Bucciarelli

Graduate Student - San Diego State University

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Colette Smirniotis

Colette Smirniotis

Doctoral student in Computational Statistics - San Diego State University

Researching robust algorithms for data assimilation

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Neelam Patel

Neelam Patel

Master's Student in Computational Science - San Diego State University

Optimizing performance by profiling code and fixing bottlenecks by making algorithmic as well as compiler guided changes. Predicting model performance for larger data sets.

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Alumni


Mohammad Abouali, Ph.D

Mohammad Abouali, Ph.D

Research Associate - Michigan State University

Added thermodynamics, Smagorinsky Sub Grid Scale Turbulence, developed the Large Eddy Simulation (LES) base, serial version, refactored modular version of GCAM, GCOM, and UCOAM. Converted the outputs to be stored in NetCDF files instead of ASCII files.
Dany De Cecchis

Dany De Cecchis

President of Science and Technology Devolopment Foundation of Carabobo. Venezuela

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Aaron Linsdau

Aaron Linsdau

New Century Expeditions, Motivational Speaker

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Sumukh Sagar Manjunath

Sumukh Sagar Manjunath

Student Associate - San Diego State University. Graduate Student - Computational Science

My Interests are data analysis, big data, high performance computing, and web technologies. Currently, at SDSU, I am a part of COD group working on enhancing functionality for an existing scientific web portal targeted towards supporting the ocean modelling group of scientists.

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