Umberto Villa, PhD
I obtained my Ph.D. in Mathematics from Emory University in December 2012 with a specialization in Computational Mathematics (high performance computing, computational fluid dynamics, image processing, inverse problems, and numerical analysis), with Prof. Alessandro Veneziani(Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science) serving as my principal advisor.
I completed my postdoctoral training at the Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) (February 2013 - February 2015), working with Dr. Panayot Vassilevski on algebraic multigrid and numerical upscaling techniques with applications to flow in porous media. After completing my postdoc, I joined the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences of The University of Texas at Austin (March 2015-July 2018) as a Reseach Associate, working with Prof. Omar Ghattas on scalable numerical methods for the solution of Bayesian inverse problems, uncertainty quantification and propagation, optimal experimental design, and optimization under uncertainty.
After spending four years as a Research Assistant Professor of Electrical and Systems Engeneering (ESE) at Washington University in St. Louis and member of the PhD in Imaging Science Faculty, I rejoined the Oden Institute in the August 2022 as a Research Scientist working at the interface of imaging science and predictive scientific computing.