CAAM Technical Reports: Recent submissions
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Discretization of Multipole Sources in a Finite Difference Setting for Wave Propagation Problems
(20180620)Seismic sources are commonly idealized as pointsources due to their small spatial extent relative to seismic wavelengths. The acoustic isotropic pointradiator is inadequate as a model of seismic wave generation for seismic ... 
Subset Selection and Feature Identification in the Electrocardiogram
(201804)Each feature in the electrocardiogram (ECG) corresponds to a different part of the cardiac cycle. Tracking changes in these features over long periods of time can offer insight regarding changes in a patient’s clinical ... 
Efficient estimation of coherent risk measures for riskaverse optimization problems governed by partial differential equations with random inputs
(201705)This thesis assesses and designs structureexploiting methods for the efficient estimation of risk measures of quantities of interest in the context of optimization of partial differential equations (PDEs) with random ... 
Analysis of inverse boundary value problems for elastic waves
(201804)In seismology, people use waves generated by earthquakes, artificial explosions, or even “noises”, to detect the Earth’s interior structure. The waves traveling in rocks, which are the main components of Earth’s crust and ... 
Graph Coloring, Zero Forcing, and Related Problems
(201705)This thesis investigates several problems related to classical and dynamic coloring of graphs, and enumeration of graph attributes. In the first part of the thesis, I present new efficient methods to compute the chromatic ... 
Nonlinear Waveform Inversion with SurfaceOriented Extended Modeling
(201703)This thesis investigates surfaceoriented model extension approach to nonlinear full waveform inversion (FWI). Conventional leastsquares (LS) approach is capable of reconstructing highly detailed models of subsurface. ... 
A ParallelInTime GradientType Method For Optimal Control Problems
(201705)This thesis proposes and analyzes a new parallelintime gradienttype method for timedependent optimal control problems. When the classical gradient method is applied to such problems, each iteration requires the forward ... 
An Inverse Free Projected Gradient Descent Method for the Generalized Eigenvalue Problem
(201705)The generalized eigenvalue problem is a fundamental numerical linear algebra problem whose applications are wide ranging. For truly largescale problems, matrices themselves are often not directly accessible, but their ... 
Novel Techniques for the ZeroForcing and pMedian Graph Location Problems
(201705)This thesis presents new methods for solving two graph location problems, the pMedian problem and the zeroforcing problem. For the pmedian problem, I present a branch decomposition based method that finds the best ... 
GPUAccelerated Discontinuous Galerkin Methods on Hybrid Meshes: Applications in Seismic Imaging
(201705)Seismic imaging is a geophysical technique assisting in the understanding of subsurface structure on a regional and global scale. With the development of computer technology, computationally intensive seismic algorithms ... 
Hermite Methods for the Simulation of Wave Propagation
(201705)Simulations of wave propagation play a crucial role in science and engineering. In applications of geophysics, they are the engine of many seismic imaging algorithms. For electrical engineers, they can be a useful tool for ... 
Bilevel Clique Interdiction and Related Problems
(201705)I introduce a formulation of the bilevel clique interdiction problem. Interdiction, a military term, describes the removal of enemy resources. The single level clique interdiction problem describes the attempt of an attacker ... 
ProjectionBased Model Reduction in the Context of Optimization with Implicit PDE Constraints
(201705)I use reduced order models (ROMs) to substantially decrease the computational cost of Newton's method for largescale timedependent optimal control problems in settings where solving the implicit constraints and their ... 
Numerical Methods and Applications for Reduced Models of Blood Flow
(201705)The human cardiovascular system is a vastly complex collection of interacting components, including vessels, organ systems, valves, regulatory mechanisms, mi crocirculations, remodeling tissue, and electrophysiological ... 
Representation and Estimation of Seismic Sources via Multipoles
(201705)Accurate representation and estimation of seismic sources are essential to the seismic inversion problem. General sources can be approximated by a truncated series of multipoles depending on the source anisotropy. Most ... 
Born Waveform Inversion in Shot Coordinate Domain
(201605)The goal of this thesis is to integrate Born waveform inversion, variable projection algorithm and model extension concept to get a method that can improve the long scale background model updates reliably and efficiently ... 
Clique Generalizations and Related Problems
(201605)A large number of realworld problems can be model as optimization problems in graphs. The clique model was introduced to aid the study of network structure for social interaction. Each vertex represented an actor and the ... 
Optimal Control of Flow and Transport Equations Using Discontinuous Galerkin Methods
(201605)This thesis analyzes the accuracy of discontinuous Galerkin methods for solving optimal control problems for flow and transport equations. The optimality conditions for each optimal control problem and error estimates for ... 
Nonnormality in Lyapunov Equations
(201605)The singular values of the solution to a Lyapunov equation determine the potential accuracy of the lowrank approximations constructed by iterative methods. Lowrank solutions are more accurate if most of the singular ... 
Black Oil Simulation Utilizing a Central Finite Volume Scheme
(201605)Blackoil simulation is a valuable tool in predicting the multiphase multicomponent flow of fluids in reservoirs. This research validates the use of a central high resolution finite volume scheme developed by Kurganov ...