L. Ridgway Scott Louis Block Professor Emeritus,
Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics
Senior Fellow,
Computation Institute

Email:
ridg@cs.uchicago.edu
Phone:
(773) 702-6614
Office:
Eckhart 122
Website:
http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~ridg
Research:
scientific computing

Biography

Education

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

Additional

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

Projects

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.