Dr. Arunasalam Rahunanthan is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Central State University. He has a PhD in Mathematics from University of Wyoming. For his PhD dissertation, he worked on “A Study of Spatial and Time Discretization for Discontinuous Galerkin Methods.” In his dissertation, he mainly focused on a study of boundary and interface conditions for discontinuous Galerkin approximations of the Navier-Stokes equations.
After his PhD graduation, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming for more than three years. During that period, he was involved in mathematical modeling of multiphase flows in multiscale porous media using Graphical Processing Units (GPUs), and building a Bayesian framework for enabling predictive simulation for porous media flows. Afterwards, he joined in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at University of Toledo as a Visiting Assistant Professor.
Since 2015, he has been in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Central State University. He is a recipient of NSF’s prestigious Research Initiation Award for “Uncertainty Quantification of Multi-Phase Porous Media Flows on GPUs.”
He currently works on numerical simulations of contaminant transport and oil reservoir problems, performed on a state-of-the-art GPU cluster, for characterization of subsurface and prediction of porous media flows using Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms.