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Michael L. Minion

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Michael L. Minion
Staff Scientist
1 Cyclotron Road
MS 59R3103
Berkeley, CA 94720 US

Michael received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1994 under the supervision of Prof. Alexandre Chorin. After a post-doctoral position at the Courant Institute, NYU, he joined the faculty in the Department of Mathematics at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, where he remained until 2012. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2012, Michael has been working at LBNL and was affiliated with the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford from 2012-2017, first as a Consulting Professor and later an Adjunct Professor.

Read my Biographical Sketch.


 Research Interests

  • Adaptive methods for fluid dynamics
  • Novel temporal integration schemes for PDEs
  • Time Parallel Algorithms (see my page PFASST@LBL)
  • Real Time-Time Dependent Density Functional Theory
  • Some recent Research Highlights

Journal Articles

Francois P. Hamon, Martin Schreiber, Michael L. Minion, "Parallel-in-Time Multi-Level Integration of the Shallow-Water Equations on the Rotating Sphere", April 12, 2019,

Submitted to Journal of Computational Physics

Sebastian Götschel , Michael Minion, "An Efficient Parallel-in-Time Method for Optimization with Parabolic PDEs", SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, January 21, 2019,

In submission

M. Emmett, E. Motheau, W. Zhang, M. Minion, J. B. Bell, "A Fourth-Order Adaptive Mesh Refinement Algorithm for the Multicomponent, Reacting Compressible Navier-Stokes Equations", Combustion Theory and Modeling, January 9, 2019,

Francois P. Hamon, Martin Schreiber, Michael L. Minion, "Multi-Level Spectral Deferred Corrections Scheme for the Shallow Water Equations on the Rotating Sphere", Journal of Computational Physics, January 1, 2019, 376:435-454,

FP Hamon, MS Day, ML Minion, "Concurrent implicit spectral deferred correction scheme for low-Mach number combustion with detailed chemistry", Combustion Theory and Modelling, 2018, doi: 10.1080/13647830.2018.1524156

RW Grout, H Kolla, ML Minion, JB Bell, "Achieving algorithmic resilience for temporal integration through spectral deferred corrections", Communications in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, 2017, 12:25--50, doi: 10.2140/camcos.2017.12.25

WE Pazner, A Nonaka, JB Bell, MS Day, ML Minion, "A high-order spectral deferred correction strategy for low Mach number flow with complex chemistry", Combustion Theory and Modelling, 2016, 20:521--547, doi: 10.1080/13647830.2016.1150519

ML Minion, R Speck, M Bolten, M Emmett, D Ruprecht, "Interweaving pfasst and parallel multigrid", SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 2015, 37:S244--SS26, doi: 10.1137/14097536X

R Speck, D Ruprecht, M Emmett, M Minion, M Bolten, R Krause, "A multi-level spectral deferred correction method", BIT NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS, 2015, 55:843--867, doi: 10.1007/s10543-014-0517-x

M Emmett, ML Minion, "Efficient Implementation of a Multi-Level Parallel in Time Algorithm", DOMAIN DECOMPOSITION METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING XXI, 2014, 98:359--366, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-05789-7_33

ML Minion, R Speck, M Bolten, M Emmett, D Ruprecht, "Interweaving PFASST and Parallel Multigrid.", SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 2014, abs/1407,

AS Almgren, AJ Aspden, JB Bell, ML Minion, "On the use of higher-order projection methods for incompressible turbulent flow", SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 2013, 35, doi: 10.1137/110829386

A Nonaka, JB Bell, MS Day, C Gilet, AS Almgren, ML Minion, "A deferred correction coupling strategy for low Mach number flow with complex chemistry", Combustion Theory and Modelling, 2012, 16:1053--1088, doi: 10.1080/13647830.2012.701019

R. Speck, D. Ruprecht, R. Krause, M. Emmett, M. Minion, M. Winkel, and P. Gibbon, "Integrating an N-body problem with SDC and PFASST", Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods, DD21, 2012,

R Speck, D Ruprecht, R Krause, M Emmett, M Minion, M Winkel, P Gibbon, "A massively space-time parallel N-body solver", 2012 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, 2012, doi: 10.1109/sc.2012.6

M Emmett, ML Minion, "Toward an efficient parallel in time method for partial differential equations", Communications in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, 2012, 7:105--132, doi: 10.2140/camcos.2012.7.105

DL Brown, R Cortez, ML Minion, "Accurate Projection Methods for the Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations", Journal of Computational Physics, 2001, 168:464--499, doi: 10.1006/jcph.2001.6715

ML Minion, DL Brown, "Performance of under-resolved two-dimensional incompressible flow simulations, II", Journal of Computational Physics, 1997, 138:734--765, doi: 10.1006/jcph.1997.5843

DL Brown, ML Minion, "Performance of under-resolved two-dimensional incompressible flow simulations", Journal of Computational Physics, 1995, 122:165--183, doi: 10.1006/jcph.1995.1205

Book Chapters

M Minion, S Goetschel, "Parallel-in-Time for Parabolic Optimal Control Problems Using PFASST", Domain Decomposition Methods in Science and Engineering XXIV, (Springer: 2018)

R Speck, D Ruprecht, M Minion, M Emmett, R Krause, "Inexact Spectral Deferred Corrections", DOMAIN DECOMPOSITION METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING XXII, ( 2016) Pages: 389--396 doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-18827-0_39