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Omar Ghattas

John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Chair in Computational Geosciences
Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
Professor, Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Center for Computational Geosciences, Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences
Professor, Computational Science, Engineering, & Mathematics (CSEM) graduate program
Research Professor, Institute for Geophysics (UTIG)
Professor (by courtesy) Department of Biomedical Engineering
Professor (by courtesy) Department of Computer Science
Co-Director, AEOLUS Center (A DOE multi-institutional MMICCs Center)
Chief Scientist, TACC Frontera supercomputer
The University of Texas at Austin


Contact information:
email: omar@ices.utexas.edu
office: Peter O'Donnell Jr. Building (POB) 4.236
tel: +1 512.232.4304
mobile: +1 512.949.9818
fax: +1 512.471.8694
Assistant: Sue Rodriguez, +1 512.232.2262, suerod@ices.utexas.edu
Mailing address

Bio information:
Short narrative bio
A 1-page summary of my CV plus a 1-page summary of my recent research (PDF)
Full Curriculum Vitae (69 pages, PDF)
An official portrait of me

Some recent courses:
  • In Fall 2021, I am teaching CSE-397/GEO-391/ME-397/ORI-397: Computational and Variational Methods for Inverse Problems. As long as Austin hospitalization rates remain high, I will be teaching in person but also streaming the lectures live from my iPad via Zoom for those who cannot come to class, and also recording them for later viewing. The first lecture will be at 5pm on Wednesday August 25 in GDC 4.302. The Zoom link will be available in Canvas. If you are registered for the course, you'll be able to see the link (note that I've combined the 4 sections into one in Canvas for convenience). If you are just sitting in on the course (whether as a student or postdoc), please send me your EID and I'll give you access in Canvas. The content of the course is unchanged from Fall 2019; here is a flyer for that course: here.
  • In Fall 2020, I taught GEO 384F: Finite Element Method in Geophysics. A flyer describing the course can be found here.
  • In Fall 2019, I taught CSE 397/GEO 391/ME 397/ORI 397: Computational and Variational Methods for Inverse Problems. A flyer describing the course can be found here.
  • In Fall 2018, I taught GEO 384F: Finite Element Method in Geophysics. A flyer describing the course can be found here.
  • Fall 2015: CSE 397/GEO 391/ME 397/ORI 397: Computational and Variational Methods for Inverse Problems
  • Fall 2014: GEO 384F: Computational Methods for Geophysics
  • Spring 2013: GEO 384F: Computational Methods for Geophysics

Note: A new webpage is under construction (sigh). Everything below is deprecated and links to old project/research material have been removed. If you're interested in any of my papers, my full CV contains hyperlinks to most of my published and submitted papers. For published papers, the hyperlink in my CV points to the journal version. For submitted papers, the hyperlink points to the arXiv preprint. Or just go to my Google Scholar page. If you have problems obtaining a paper, let me know.

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