Matthew J. Zahr

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Matthew J. Zahr, Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Mathematics
University of California, Berkeley
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory



Research Interests

model order reduction • finite element methods • topology optimization • high-order methods • PDE-constrained optimization • multiphysics simulations • numerical linear algebra • numerical optimization • uncertainty quantification • multiscale methods


Ph.D., Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Stanford University, September 2016

  • Advisor: Charbel Farhat

  • Ph.D. Minors: Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautics and Astronautics

  • Funding: Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

  • Dissertation: ‘‘Adaptive model reduction to accelerate optimization problems governed by partial differential equations’’

M.S., Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Stanford University, May 2016

  • Advisor: Charbel Farhat

B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, May 2011

  • Advisor: Sanjay Govindjee

  • Minor: Mathematics