As head of the High Performance Computing Research Department, Juan Meza oversees work in computational science and mathematics, computer science and future technologies, scientific data management, visualization, numerical algorithms and application development. He is responsible for developing short- and long-term research and development plans and proposing new technology directions. His current research interests include nonlinear optimization with an emphasis on methods for parallel computing. He has also worked on various scientific and engineering applications including scalable methods for nanoscience , power grid reliability, molecular conformation problems, optimal design of chemical vapor deposition furnaces, and semiconductor device modeling.
Dr. Meza holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computational Mathematics from Rice University. He also holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering (cum laude) from Rice University. A complete CV can be found here as well as a short biography.