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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.


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.