ROBERT MICHAEL KIRBY, II portrait
  • Professor ans Associate Director of the School of Computing, School Of Computing
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Bioengineering
  • Adjunct Professor, Mathematics
  • Professor, School Of Computing
801-585-3421

Publications

  • X. Li, J.K. Ryan, R.M. Kirby and C. Vuik, "Smoothness-Increasing Accuracy-Conserving (SIAC) Filters for Derivative Approximations of discontinuous Galerkin (DG) Solutions over Nonuniform Meshes and Near Boundaries", Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Volume 294, pages 275-296, 2016. Published, 06/2016.
  • James King, Thomas Gilray, Robert M. Kirby and Matthew Might, "Dynamic Sparse-Matrix Allocation on the GPU", International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), Frankfurt, Germany, June 19-23, 2016. Published, 06/2016.
  • Ross T. Whitaker, Mahsa Mirzargar and Robert M. Kirby, "Contour Boxplots: A Method for Characterizing Uncertainty in Feature Sets from Simulation Ensembles", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE Visualization Issue), Vol. 19, Issue 12, pages 2713-2722, 2013. Published, 12/2013.
  • Zhisong Fu, Robert M. Kirby and Ross T. Whitaker, "A Fast Iterative Method for Solving the Eikonal Equation on Tetrahedral Domains", SIAM Journal of Scientific Computing, Vol. 35, No. 5, pages C473-C494, 2013. Published, 12/2013.
  • Dafang Wang, Robert M. Kirby, Rob S. MacLeod and Chris R. Johnson, "Inverse electrocardiographic source localization of ischemia: an optimization framework and finite element solution", Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 250, Issue 1, pages 403-424, 2013. Published, 12/2013.
  • Robert M. Kirby and Miriah Meyer, "Visualization Collaborations: Reflections on What Works and Why", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Volume 33, Issue 6, pages 82-88, 2013. Published, 12/2013.
  • Varun Shankar, Grady B. Wright, Aaron L. Fogelson and Robert M. Kirby, "A Study Of Different Modeling Choices For Simulating Platelets With The Immersed Boundary Method", Applied Numerical Mathematics, Vol. 63, pages 58-77, 2013. Published, 12/2013.
  • James King and Robert M. Kirby, "A Scalable, Efficient Scheme for the Evaluation of Stencil Computations over Unstructured Meshes", IEEE SuperComputing 2013, Denver, CO, November 17-22, 2013. Published, 11/2013.
  • Shankar Shastry and Robert M. Kirby, "On Interpolation Errors over Quadratic Nodal Triangular Finite Elements", 22nd International Meshing Roundtable, Orlando, FL, October 13-16, 2013. Published, 10/2013.
  • Tiago Etiene, Robert M. Kirby and Claudio Silva, "A Study of Discretization Errors in Volume Rendering Integral Approximations", EuroRVVV Workshop (held in conjunction with EuroVis), June 17-18, 2013. Published, 06/2013.
  • Torben Patz, Tobias Preusser and Robert M. Kirby, "Ambrosio-Tortorelli Segmentation of Stochastic Images: Model Extensions, Theoretical Investigations and Numerical Methods", International Journal of Computer Vision, Vol. 103, Issue 2, pages 190-212, 2013. Published, 01/2013.
  • Hanieh Mirzaee, James King, Jennifer K. Ryan and Robert M. Kirby, "Smoothness-Increasing Accuracy-Conserving (SIAC) Filters for Discontinuous Galerkin Solutions Over Unstructured Triangular Meshes", SIAM Journal of Scientific Computing, Vol. 35, No. 1, pages 212-230, 2013. Published, 01/2013.
  • Varun Shankar, Grady B. Wright, Aaron L. Fogelson and Robert M. Kirby, "A Study Of Different Modeling Choices For Simulating Platelets With The Immersed Boundary Method", Applied Numerical Mathematics, Vol. 63, pages 58-77, 2013. Published, 01/2012.
  • Hanne Tiesler, Robert M. Kirby, Dongbin Xiu and Tobias Preusser, "Stochastic Collocation for Optimal Problems with Stochastic PDE Constraints", SIAM Journal of Control and Optimization, Vol. 50, Issue 5, pages 2659-2682, 2012. Published, 01/2012.
  • Blake Nelson, Eric Liu, Robert Haimes and Robert M. Kirby, "ElVis: A System for the Accurate and Interactive Visualization of High-Order Finite Element Solutions", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE Visualization Issue), Vol. 18, No. 12, pages 2325-2334, 2012. Published, 01/2012.
  • Inga Altrogge, Tobias Preusser, Tim Kroger, Sabrina Haase, Tobren Patz and Robert M. Kirby, "Sensitivity Analysis for the Optimization of Radiofrequency Ablation in the Presence of Material Parameter Uncertainty",International Journal for Uncertainty Quantification, Vol. 2, Issue 3, pages 295-321, 2012. Published, 01/2012.
  • Tobias Martin, Elaine Cohen and Robert M. Kirby, "Mixed-Element Volume Completion for NURBS Surfaces", Computers & Graphics, Vol. 36, Issue 5, pages 548-554, 2012. Published, 01/2012.
  • Kristin Potter, Robert M. Kirby, Dongbin Xiu and Chris R. Johnson, "Interactive Visualization of Probability And Cumulative Density Functions", International Journal for Uncertainty Quantification, Vol. 2, Issue 4, pages 397-412, 2012. Published, 01/2012.
  • James King, Hanieh Mirzaee, Jennifer K. Ryan and Robert M. Kirby, "Smoothness-Increasing Accuracy-Conserving (SIAC) Filtering for discontinuous Galerkin Solutions: Improved Errors Versus Higher-Order Accuracy", Journal of Scientific Computing, Vol. 53, Issue 1, pages 129-149, 2012. Published, 01/2012.

Research Statement

My research focus is concerning large-scale scientific computation and visualization, with an emphasis on the scientific cycle of mathematical modeling, high-performance computation and parallelization, visualization, evaluation, and understanding. Primary research interests are: (1) Computational Science and Engineering; (2) High-Order Methods: Algorithm Development and Applications Scientific Visualization; (3) Concurrent Programming: Verification and Applications; and (4) High Performance Computing.

Presentations

  • (Speaker) Department of Computer Science, Florida State University. Presented the ``Grad Gone Good" Alumni Lecture entitled: ``Visualization of High-Order Finite Element Methods", October 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2012.
  • (Speaker) Department of Computer Science, NYU-Poly. Presented a talk entitled: ``Visualization of High-Order Finite Element Methods", August 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2012.
  • (Speaker) Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota. Presented a talk entitled: ``Visualization of High-Order Finite Element Methods", July 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2012.
  • (Speaker) World Congress of Computational Mechanics (WCCM) 2012 held in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Invited to speak in Minisymposium on ``Advances in High-Order Methods"; Presented a talk entitled: ``To CG or to HDG: A Progress Report", July 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2012.
  • (Speaker) Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London, UK. Presented a talk entitled ``Quantifying Uncertainty in an Attempt to Answer Biomedical Questions: From the Computer Lab to the Clinic", March 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2012.

Research Groups

  • Yanyan He, Postdoc. 02/2014 - present.
  • Hadi Meidani, Postdoc. 06/2013 - 06/2015.
  • Shankar Sastry, Postdoc. 09/2012 - present.
  • Mahsa Mirzargar, Postdoc. 09/2012 - present.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Germany
  • Israel
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Software Titles

  • GPUTUM. GPU-enabled Toolbox for Solving Partial Differential Equations on Unstructured Meshes. Release Date: 12/2014. Inventors: Mike Kirby, Ross Whitaker, and Students . Distribution List: http://sci.utah.edu/software/gputum.html Open source.