L. Ridgway Scott

Louis Block Professor Emeritus,
Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics
Senior Fellow,
Computation Institute

Research Interests: Scientific Computing

Interests

Scientific Computing

Personal Homepage

http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~ridg

Research

My current interests focus on bioinformatics, via the Digital Biology Project, and the automatic generation of software to support scientific simulation, via the FEniCS project. The Digital Biology Project seeks to understand how protein systems function in a discrete fashion, especially in the presence of hydrophobic effects (which are very non-specific). FEniCS is a polymorhpic acronym for an international effort (www.fenics.org) that attempts to utilize mathematical structure inherent in scientific models to automate the generation of simulation software.

Education

B.S., Tulane University, 1969
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973

Additional

Interests: Golf, music, sailing, skiing, tennis.

Projects

Technical Reports

 

TR-2013-01 Tsunami Simulation. L. Ridgway Scott. 2 March, 2013. Communicated by L. Ridgway Scott. TR-2012-08 Real norms are not complex. L. Ridgway Scott. 2 November, 2012. Communicated by L. Ridgway Scott. TR-2012-02 Fostering Interactions Between the Geosciences and Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science. L. Ridgway Scott; and twenty-six others. 3 April, 2012. Communicated by L. Ridgway Scott. TR-2011-07 Exponential grids in high-dimensional space. Peter R. Brune; Matthew G. Knepley; L. Ridgway Scott. 15 December, 2011. Communicated by L. Ridgway Scott. TR-2011-05 WRAPPA: A Screening Tool for Candidate Dehydron Identification. Christopher M. Fraser; Ariel Fernandez; L. Ridgway Scott. 4 December, 2011. Communicated by L. Ridgway Scott. TR-2011-01 Scalable solution of non-linear time-dependent systems. Mark Maienschein-Cline; L. Ridgway Scott. 19 April, 2011. Communicated by L. Ridgway Scott. TR-2010-10 The end-game for Newton iteration. Todd Dupont; L. Ridgway Scott. 30 December, 2010. Communicated by L. Ridgway Scott. TR-2010-09 Languages and Compilers for Variational Forms. Robert Kirby; Matt Knepley; L. Ridgway Scott. 23 October, 2010. Communicated by L. Ridgway Scott. TR-2010-08 Evaluation of the Action of Finite Element Operators. Robert Kirby; Matt Knepley; L. Ridgway Scott. 23 October, 2010. Communicated by L. Ridgway Scott. TR-2010-06 Nonstandard dielectric response. L. Ridgway Scott. 22 September, 2010. Communicated by L. Ridgway Scott. TR-2010-05 Intrinsic Spectral Representation of Simplicial Finite Elements. L. Ridgway Scott. 10 September, 2010. Communicated by L. Ridgway Scott. TR-2010-03 An Analysis of Parallel U-cycle Multigrid Method. Dexuan Xie; L. Ridgway Scott. 20 April, 2010. Communicated by L. Ridgway Scott. TR-2005-14 Compiler Support for Implicit Process Sets. Ernesto Gomez; L. Ridgway Scott. 25 October, 2005. Communicated by L. Ridgway Scott. TR-2005-13 Analysis of Pair-Wise Comparisons. L. Ridgway Scott; Angelika Longacre; Jerrold S. Levine. 6 October, 2005. Communicated by L. Ridgway Scott. TR-2005-10 Topological optimization of the evaluation of finite element matrices. Robert C. Kirby; Anders Logg; L. Ridgway Scott; Andy Terrel. 8 July, 2005. Communicated by Robert Kirby. TR-2005-01 Education and Research Challenges in Parallel Computing. L. Ridgway Scott; Terry Clark; Babak Bagheri. 30 January, 2005. Communicated by L. Ridgway Scott. TR-2004-09 About Analysa. Babak Bagheri; L. Ridgway Scott. 14 December, 2004. Communicated by L. Ridgway Scott. TR-2004-07 Evaluation of the Action of Finite Element Operators. Robert C. Kirby; Matthew Knepley; L. Ridgway Scott. 17 September, 2004. Communicated by Robert Kirby. TR-2004-04 Optimal Evaluation of Finite Element Matrices. Robert Kirby; L. Ridgway Scott; Matthew Knepley. 7 May, 2004. Communicated by Robert Kirby.