Ben is presently the Director of Research at the Institute of Cyber--Enabled Research at Michigan State University. In December 2014, he is excited to be starting a tenure track position in the Math Department at Michigan Technological University! Ben has several active projects:

(1) Exa-scale Scientific Computing -- This project aims to advance current scientific computing methods targeted at solving general classes of PDEs on leadership class supercomputers. The main objectives of this research are fast, parallel sketching of streaming simulation data, construction of fault-resilient algorithms, and the parallel space-time solution of PDEs.

(2) Boundary Integral Methods -- This project seeks the solution to specialized classes of PDEs using analytic integral solutions, which are then approximated using quadrature. This work focuses on a fast-summation O(n.log(n)) approach to evaluate the quadrature, as well as high-order regularization to improve resolution and fidelity.

(3) Computational Plasma Physics -- This project uses various methods, including the above boundary integral methods, to solve Boltzman's equation in regimes exhibiting multi-scale behavior in space and time. Target problems include arc-and-spark simulation and strongly-coupled plasmas.

Full funding is available for a few good students interested in graduate research in scientific computing. He is happy to receive email inquiries at ongbw[at]msu[dot]edu.

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Benjamin W. Ong
Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research
567 Wilson Road, BPS 1443 (Biomedical and Physical Science Building)
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: +1-517-884-6683
Email: ongbw@msu.edu

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