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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 (64 pages, PDF)
A official portrait of me

Some recent courses:
  • In Fall 2020, I will be teaching GEO 384F: Finite Element Method in Geophysics. A flyer describing the course can be found here. Note that this course has now converted to "hybrid" mode (an internet version is also available). We will start off with online lectures for the foreseeable future. This means the first class meeting (on Wednesday August 26 at 5pm) will be held over Zoom. For registered students, I'll send you a Zoom link the day before. For others who aren't registered (curious students, postdocs who want to sit in, etc.), contact me and I'll also send you the Zoom link. At this first meeting, I will give an overview of the course (to help you make a decision on taking it), and we will also discuss class logistics. One thing I'd like to do is find a friendlier meeting time (5-7pm was dictated by classroom availability, but that won't be an issue until we go back to physical meetings). So please be prepared to discuss your schedules. I look forward to seeing all of you, if at first only over Zoom!
  • 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.

Ultrarunning/Mountain Running Mountaineering
When I have time I will scan my 1000s of slides... (right, sure).. for now just a few shots...