Matthew Zahr

  • Program Years: 2011-2015
  • Academic Institution: Stanford University
  • Field of Study: Computational and Mathematical Engineering
  • Academic Advisor: Charbel Farhat
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2012)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Stanford University, 2016
    M.S. Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Stanford University, 2013
    B.S. Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2011

Current Status

  • Research Area: Computational and Mathematical Engineering
  • Personal URL: http://web.stanford.edu/~mzahr/
  • Publications

    Zahr, M. and Farhat, C. "Progressive construction of a parametric reduced-order model for PDE-constrained optimization", submitted to International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, special edition on Model Reduction, March 2014.

    Amsallem, D., Zahr, M., Washabaugh, K. "Fast Local Reduced Basis Updates for Efficient Nonlinear Model Reduction," submitted to Advances in Computational Mathematics, special issue on Model Reduction of Parametrized Systems, January 2013.

    Amsallem, D., Zahr, M., Choi, Y., and Farhat, C. "Design Optimization Using Hyper-Reduced-Order Models," submitted to Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 12 November 2013.

    Zahr, M. and Persson, P.-O., “Performance tuning of Newton-GMRES methods for discontinuous Galerkin discretizations of the Navier-Stokes equations,” AIAA Fluid Dynamics and Co-located Conferences and Exhibit, 24-27 June 2013.

    Zahr, M., Amsallem, D., and Farhat, C., “Construction of Parametrically-Robust CFD-Based Reduced-Order Models for PDE-Constrained Optimization,” Fluid Dynamics and Co-located Conferences and Exhibit, 24-27 June 2013.

    Amsallem, D., Zahr, M., and Farhat, C., “Nonlinear Model Order Reduction Based on Local Reduced-Order Bases,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2012.

    Amsallem, D., Zahr, M., and Farhat, C. “Nonlinear Model Reduction Using Local Reduced-Order Bases,” AIAA Paper 2011-3112, 7th AIAA Theoretical Fluid Mechanics Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2012.

    Carlberg, K., Cortial, J., Amsallem, D., Zahr, M. , and Farhat, C. “The GNAT nonlinear model reduction method and its application to fluid dynamics problems,” AIAA Paper 2011-3112, 6th AIAA Theoretical Fluid Mechanics Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 27-30, 2011.

    Zahr, M., “Comparison of Model Reduction Techniques on High-Fidelity Linear and Nonlinear Electrical, Mechanical, and Biological Systems,” Technical Report, Stanford University, Sept. 2010, pp. 1–30.

    Zahr, M., Luco, N., and Ryu, H., “Mitigation of Seismic Risk pertaining to Non-Ductile Reinforced Concrete Buildings using Seismic Risk Maps,” Technical Report, United States Geologic Survey, August 2009. (URL: http://sites.google.com/site/nlucousgsgov/file-cabinet/Paper7final%2BNLedits.pdf?attredirects=0)

    Awards

    Finalist for 26th Annual Robert J. Melosh Medal Competition for Best Student Paper on Finite Element Analysis

    Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (2011 - present)

    Civil Engineering Department Citation Recipient (UC Berkeley, 2011)

    University Medal Finalist (UC Berkeley, 2011)

    Graduation with Highest Honors (UC Berkeley, 2011)

    “Best Project” at 2010 AHPCRC Summer Institute presentation to Army Research Lab representatives for Model Order Reduction project (Stanford, Summer 2010)

    Structural Engineer's Association of Northern California (SEAONC) Scholarship Recipient (Spring 2010)

    Louise Cooper Endowment Recipient (UC Berkeley, Fall 2009)

    “Best Overall Project” at the 2009 Young Researcher’s Symposium for Seismic Risk Map project (Summer 2009)