James D. Teresco, Ph.D.
Publications and Conferences
I supervised the work of MS project student Manar Alohaly in 2013. Her work was in information retrieval, in particular using popularity of publishers to estimate temporal relevance in a micro-blogging environment (Twitter). Her work was published and presented at the 52nd Annual ACM Southeast Conference in Kennesaw, Georgia, in March 2014.
My Ph.D. work was done in the Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, working with Dr. Joseph Flaherty, whose group developed software to solve systems of partial differential equations on parallel machines using adaptive finite element and related methods. I was involved in several projects, including a generic 1-D PDE solver, looking into partition quality metrics for mesh partitions, and helping to maintain and enhance software for partitioning and dynamic load balancing of three-dimensional meshes in a parallel adaptive environment. One of our favorite test problems involved simulating the flow in the perforated muzzle brake of a cannon. My thesis work included the design and implementation of the Rensselaer Partition Model, which includes the parallel mesh infrastructure used by several projects at RPI's Scientific Computation Research Center.