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Kevin Luna

Institution/Organization: University of Arizona.

Department: Program In Applied Mathematics.

Academic Status: Graduate Student.

What conference theme areas are you interested in:

Multiscale, multiphysics, and multilevel methods;
High performance software: packages and design;
Algorithms at extreme scales;
High-order methods, novel discretizations, and scalable solvers;
Applications in science, engineering, and industry;
Scientific simulation and uncertainty.

Interests:

Broadly, my academic interests include the application of computational methods and asymptotic methods to study problems in the physical sciences (most recently in fluid dynamics). More precisely, as a PhD student, I currently work on applying computational and asymptotic methods for studying boundary layer stability of hypersonic flows that are in chemical and thermal nonequilibrium. In the past as an undergraduate student, I have also worked on developing numerical methods for interface problems, as well as worked on developing automated bifurcation analysis tools for a certain class of nonlinear PDE’s. Generally, I have always been interested in developing numerical methods and applying them to problems in the physical sciences.

Non-Work Related Activities/Interests:

I enjoy cooking, hiking, and spending time with my wife. I also enjoy participating in community outreach by volunteering as an assistant at high-schools that are primarily low-income community serving.