Choah Shin

Institution/Organization: Oregon State University.

Department: Mathematics.

Academic Status: Graduate Student.

What conference theme areas are you interested in:

Computational science and machine learning;
Statistical modeling, methods, and computation;
Multiscale, multiphysics, and multilevel methods;
High-order methods, novel discretizations, and scalable solvers;
Data science, analytics, and visualization;
Applications in science, engineering, and industry;
Numerical optimization: methods and applications.


My research interest is in developing mathematical and computational models of flow, transport, and phase transitions for energy and environmental applications. The search for clean energy sources motivated my research interest in the evolution of methane hydrate. Methane hydrate is a possible energy source found in the deep seabed under the low temperature and high pressure and simultaneously is an environmental hazard. In the oil and gas industries, methane hydrate formations inside the pipelines are known issue which can cause a serious environmental problem like the deepwater horizon oil rig suffered. Therefore, it is important to study the multiscale computational model of the methane hydrate evolution to understand the methane hydrate formation and dissociation properties for the methane hydrate production.

Non-Work Related Activities/Interests:

I am interested in the mathematics outreach program. I volunteered to give advice to increase interest in math/science for K-12 Korean students before I joined my PhD program. If there is an opportunity for outreach to K-12 students, I would like to share my experiences and provide help to those students in the near future.