 Phillip Colella

Phillip Colella Nationality American Fields Applied Mathematics Institutions Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
University of California, BerkeleyAlma mater University of California, Berkeley Doctoral advisor Alexandre Chorin Known for Highresolution schemes
Adaptive mesh refinementNotable awards SIAM/ACM prize (2003) Phillip Colella is an American applied mathematician and the Head of the Applied Numerical Algorithms Group at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has also worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is known for his fundamental contributions in the development of mathematical methods and numerical tools used to solve partial differential equations, including highresolution and adaptive mesh refinement schemes. Colella is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences.^{[1]}
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Career
Colella received his bachelor's degree in 1974, Master's degree in 1976, and Ph.D. in 1979 degree from the University of California, Berkeley, all in applied mathematics.^{[2]} He received the Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Alexandre Chorin. He began his research career at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, California. His primary area of research involves the development of Highresolution schemes and adaptive mesh refinement methods for the solution of partial differential equations. He has also applied computational methods in a variety of scientific and engineering fields, including lowspeed incompressible flows, shock wave theory, combustion, magnetohydrodynamics, and astrophysical flows.^{[3]} Colella has also been the leader of a project in NASA's Computational Technologies for Earth and Space Sciences, called "BlockStructured Adaptive Mesh Refinement Methods for Multiphase Microgravity Flows and Star Formation".^{[1]}
Awards and honors
Colella is a member of the National Academy of Sciences since 2004 and Fellow of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).^{[4]} He is the recipient of many honors, including the Sidney Fernbach Award from the IEEE Computer Society in 1998, given each year to one person who has made "an outstanding contribution in the application of high performance computers using innovative approaches."^{[5]} He has also received the SIAM/ACM prize (with John Bell) for computational science and engineering in 2003.^{[6]}
Selected papers
 Colella, P.; Woodward, P. R. (April 1984). "Piecewise parabolic method (PPM) for gasdynamical simulations". J. Comput. Phys. (Elsevier) 54 (1): 174–201. https://seesar.lbl.gov/ANAG/publications/colella/A_1_4_1984.pdf.
 Colella, P.; Woodward, P. R. (1984). "The numerical simulation of twodimensional fluid flow with strong shocks". J. Comput. Phys. (Elsevier) 54: 115–173. https://seesar.lbl.gov/anag/publications/colella/A3_1984.pdf.
 Berger, M. J.; Colella, P. (1989). "Local adaptive mesh refinement for shock hydrodynamics". J. Comput. Phys. (Elsevier) 82: 64–84. https://seesar.lbl.gov/ANAG/publications/colella/A_1_13.pdf.
 Bell, J. B.; Colella, P.; Glaz, H. M. (1989). "A secondorder projection method for the incompressible NavierStokes equations". J. Comput. Phys. (Elsevier) 85: 257–283. https://seesar.lbl.gov/ANAG/publications/colella/A_1_15.pdf.
References
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} "Berkeley Lab computational scientist Phil Colella elected to National Academy of Sciences". hoise.com. 20040423. http://www.hoise.com/primeur/04/articles/monthly/AEPR050449.html. Retrieved 20091101.
 ^ "Phil Colella Short Bio". scidac.gov. http://www.scidac.gov/Conference2006/poster_bio/ColellaBio.html. Retrieved 20091101.
 ^ "ACM Award Citation / Phillip Colella". ACM. http://awards.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1558975&srt=all&aw=151&ao=SIAMACM. Retrieved 20091101.
 ^ "SIAM Fellows: Class of 2009". SIAM. http://fellows.siam.org/index.php?sort=year&value=2009. Retrieved 20091101.
 ^ "Phillip Colella Receives 1998 Sidney Fernbach Award". National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. 19981103. http://www.nersc.gov/news/newsroom/fernbach11398.php. Retrieved 20091101.
 ^ "LBNL Researchers Bell and Colella Receive First SIAM/ACM Prize in CSE". SIAM. 20030930. http://www.siam.org/news/news.php?id=343. Retrieved 20091101.
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 University of California, Berkeley alumni
 Computational fluid dynamicists
 Numerical analysts
 Members of the United States National Academy of Sciences
 20thcentury mathematicians
 Fellows of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
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