University of Texas at Austin
FloDisMod | A Framework for Flood and Disease Modeling



Dr Jennifer Proft

Research Associate, The Oden Institute, Computational Hydraulics Group, University of Texas Austin

Dr. Jennifer Proft investigates the use of high-performance computing to significantly advance the state-of-the-art in environmental fluid mechanics.  Her current research deals with numerical models to improve understanding of the mechanisms of flooding and hurricane storm surge involved in tightly coupled wind, waves, circulation, and rainfall.  Using high resolution descriptions of the physical domain, she investigates accurate, robust and highly parallelizable numerical algorithms, including continuous and discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods applied to partial differential equations.