Personal Profile

I am the Director of Research at the Institute of Cyber--Enabled Research at Michigan State University! I also have an adjunct appointment in the Department of mathematics My contact info is:

Benjamin Ong
iCER (Institute of Cyber Enabled Research), MSU
567 Wilson Road, BPS 1440 (Biomedical and Physical Science Building)
East Lansing, MI, 48823
office: (517) 884.6683
home: (517) 402.6748
ongbw [at] msu [dot] edu


I am interested in all projects involving computation! My area of expertise are in multi-grid, domain decomposition, parallel time integrators, boundary integral solutions, fast summation methods, and adaptive mesh generation.


  1. Pipeline Schwarz Waveform Relaxation
    B. Ong, S. High and F. Kwok
    submitted, pdf

  2. Revisionist Integral Deferred Correction with Adaptive Stepsize Control
    A. Christlieb, C. Macdonald, B. Ong and R. Spiteri
    submitted, pdf

  3. A Hybrid MPI-OpenMP algorithm for the parallel space-time solution of Time Dependent PDEs
    B. Ong and R. Haynes
    Methods in Science and Engineering XXI, Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, Springer-Verlag, 157--164, pdf

  4. Method of Lines Transpose: An Implicit Solution to the Wave Equation
    M. Causley, A. Christlieb, B. Ong, L. Van Groningen
    to appear, pdf

  5. A Parallel Space-Time Algorithm
    A. Christlieb, R Haynes, B. Ong
    SIAM J. Sci. Comput, 34(5):233-248, 2012, doi:10.1137/110843484, pdf | bib | doi

  6. An h-r moving mesh method for one-dimensional time-dependent PDEs
    B. Ong, R. Russell and S. Ruuth
    Proceedings of the 21st International Meshing RoundTable, 39--54, 2012, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-33573-0_3, pdf | bib | doi

  7. Semi-implicit integral deferred correction using high order additive Runge-Kutta integrators,
    A. Christlieb, M. Morton, B. Ong, J. Qiu
    Comm. Math. Sci., 9(3):879-902, 2011, pdf | bib

  8. Parallel Implicit Time Integrators,
    A. Christlieb, B. Ong
    J. Sci. Comput, 49(2):167-179, 2011, doi:10.1007/s10915-010-9452-4, pdf | bib | doi

  9. Parallel high-order integrators,
    A. Christlieb, C. Macdonald, B. Ong,
    SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 32(2):818-835, 2010, doi:10.1137/09075740X, pdf | bib | doi

  10. Integral deferred correction methods constructed with high order Runge-Kutta Methods,
    A. Christlieb, B. Ong, J. Qiu,
    Math. Comp., 79:761-783, 2010, doi:10.1090/S0025-5718-09-02276-5, pdf | bib | doi

  11. Comments on high order integrators embedded within integral deferred correction methods
    A. Christlieb, B. Ong, J. Qiu,
    Comm. Appl. Math and Comp. Sci., 4(1):27-56
    4(1), pgs 27-56, 2009, pdf | bib

  12. Burning issues with PROMETHEUS, the Canada's wildfire growth simulator,
    J. Barber, C. Bose, A. Bourlioux, J. Braun, E. Brunelle, T. Garcia, T. Hillen, B. Ong
    Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly, 16(4):337-378, 2008, pdf

  1. Parallel Semi-Implicit Time Integrators
    A. Christlieb, A. Melfi, B. Ong
    submitted, Sept 2012, arXiv:1209.4297v1, pdf

  2. Levelset Framework - Minimal Surfaces PDF | PS (zipped) | code

  3. Levelset Framework - Image Segmentation PDF | PS (zipped) | code

  4. Levelset Framework - Curvature Motion PDF | PS (zipped) | code

  5. Numerical Linear Algebra - Sparse LU Orderings PDF | PS (zipped) | code

  6. Computational Fluid Dynamics - Shallow Water Approximation PDF | PS (zipped) | code

  7. IPSW 2006 Workshop - Fire Growth Modelling PDF.gz

  8. GIMMC 2002 Workshop - Resistivity Well Logging PDF | PS (zipped)

  9. IPSW 2002 Workshop - Image Stitching PS (zipped) | code


I have taken or participated in an extensive number of courses at SFU. These include:


In the past, I have taught:

I have also been a teaching assistant for:

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