Center for Computing Research (CCR)

Center for Computing Research

Pavel B. Bochev

Pavel B. Bochev
Computational Mathematics
Email: pbboche@sandia.gov
Phone: 505/844-1990
Fax: 505/845-7442

Mailing address:
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS 1320
Albuquerque, NM
87185-1320

Pavel is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque where he works in the Center for Computing Research. He joined Sandia in 2000 after six years of teaching and research at the University of texas at Arlington. 

Pavel’s research interests include compatible discretizations for partial differential equations, optimization and control problems, and the development of new, property preserving heterogeneous numerical methods for complex applications relevant to the mission of the US Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Pavel's thesis was awarded the SIAM Student paper prize in 1994. In 2012 he was elected a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Pavel is a recipient of 2014 US Department of Energy’s E. O. Lawrence Medal in the category of “Computer, information and knowledge sciences”. This award honors U.S. scientists and engineers, at mid-career, for exceptional contributions in research and development supporting the Department of Energy and its mission to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States. In 2017 Pavel was awarded the Thomas J.R. Hughes Medal by the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics for his contributions to the field of numerical partial differential equations.

Pavel has authored and co-authored over 100 research papers, two books and several book chapters, and has given numerous plenary and invited lectures in the US and abroad. He served two terms as Editor-in-Chief of the SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysisand is currently member of the editorial board of SINUM. 

Education/Background

Pavel earned his Magister of Mathematics degree from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria in 1987 and his PhD in Mathematics in 1994 from Virginia Tech. His interest in the national labs and their work stems from summer internships at LANL during 1993 and 1994. 

Projects

Software

Selected Publications & Presentations

2014
2013
2012

Awards & Recognition

2015
  • Pavel B, Bochev,, Award, E.O. Lawrence Award, DOE, For pioneering theoretical and practical advances in numerical methods for partial differential equations (PDEs), which includes the invention of new algorithms, the rigorous mathematical analysis of algorithms and of the mathematical models to which they apply, the implementation of computational algorithms for solving applications problems of general interest that are also of particular relevance to Department of Energy missions, and the development of production software., June 1, 2015.
2012
  • Bochev, Pavel, Journal/Book Editor, Editor-in-Chief, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, Published by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, January 1, 2009 – January 1, 2012.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Invited Talk, Exascale Research Conference, DOE, April 15, 2012.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Professional Society Promotion, Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), SIAM, Philadelphia, 2012 Class of SIAM Fellows, March 30, 2012.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Journal/Book Editor, Guest editor: special issue on "Physics-compatible numerical methods", Journal of Computational Physics, Other guest editors for this issue: Remi Abgrall (University of Bordeaux and INRIA), Jason Frank (CWI and University of Amsterdam), Barry Koren (CWI and Leiden University, managing guest editor), Blair Perot (University of Massachusetts Amherst). , November 1, 2011 – April 1, 2012.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Invited Talk, Workshop on Advanced Computational Engineering, Oberwolfach, Germany, MFO, February 1, 2012.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Invited Talk, Workshop on Mathematical Theory and Computational Methods for Multiscale Problems , National University of Singapore, January 21, 2012.
2011
  • Bochev, Pavel, Denis Ridzal, Joseph Young, Invited Talk, "Optimization-based modeling - a new strategy for predictive simulations. Part 1", 8th Int. Conf. Large Scale Sci. Comp., June 2011, Sozopol, May 7, 2011.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Invited Talk, A Locally Conservative, Discontinuous Least-squares Finite Element for the Stokes Equations, ICIAM 11, Vancouver, Presented at special session on "Advances in locally mass conservative discretizations for fluid flows" , July 19, 2011.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Denis Ridzal, Invited Talk, Additive Decomposition of Multiphysics Problems, 2011 SIAM CS/E Conference, February 27, 2011.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Review Board, DOE Early Career Award Panel, Department of Energy, ASCR, January 28, 2011.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Society/Professional Leadership, Member of the international scientific committee, International Conference on Finite Elements in Fluids, FEF11, Munich, Germany, July 27, 2010 – March 31, 2011.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Society/Professional Leadership, Member of the international scientific committee, 8th International Conference on Large Scale Scientific Computing, LSSC 11, Sozopol, Bulgaria, September 1, 2010 – June 10, 2011.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Society/Professional Leadership, member of the organizing committee, 11th Annual Red Raider Mini-Symposium, November 1, 2011.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Invited Talk, Mimetic Discrete Models with Weak Material Laws, or Least Squares Methods Revisited, The Thirty-sixth Woudschoten Conference, Netherlands, October 7, 2011.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Invited Talk, Mimetic discretizations and what they can do for you, The Thirty-sixth Woudschoten Conference, Netherlands, October 5, 2011.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Denis Ridzal, Invited Talk, Optimization-Based Computational Modeling, or How to Achieve Better Predictiveness with Less Complexity, Midwest Numerical Analysis Day 2011, Purdue University, Plenary presentation., May 5, 2011.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Denis Ridzal, Invited Talk, Optimization-Based Decomposition of Multiphysics Problems with Applications to Solver Design, ICIAM 11, Vancouver, Presented at special sesion on "Solution Algorithms for Multiple-Component Constrained Partial Differential Equations", July 22, 2011.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Denis Ridzal, Mikhail Shashkov, Society/Professional Leadership, Organizers of a minisimposium on "Nonstandard methods and tools for computational modeling", 2011 SIAM CS/E Meeting, Minisimposium comprised of 3 parts., February 27, 2011.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Denis Ridzal, Mikhail Shashkov, Society/Professional Leadership, Organizers of special session on "Advanced methods for transport", 8th Int. Conf. Large Scale Sci. Comp., June 2011, Sozopol, Bulgaria, June 4, 2011.
  • Bochev, Pavel, John Shadid, Society/Professional Leadership, Organizers of special session on "Advances in solution methods for challenging multiphysics systems", 16th Conference on Finite Elements in Fluids, Munich, Germany, March 1, 2011.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Invited Talk, Solving PDEs with Intrepid, 11th red Rider min-simposium., November 5, 2011.
  • Ridzal, Denis, Pavel Bochev, Invited Talk, Monotone, Bound Preserving Transport and Remap, 2011 SIAM CS/E Conference, February 27, 2011.
  • Ridzal, Denis, Joseph Young, Pavel Bochev, Kara Peterson, Invited Talk, Optimization-based modeling with applications to transport. Part 3. Implementation and computational studies, 8th Int. Conf. Large Scale Sci. Comp., June 7, 2011.
  • Young, Joseph, Denis Ridzal, Pavel Bochev, Invited Talk, Optimization-based modeling with applications to transport. Part 2. Optimization algorithm, 8th Int. Conf. Large Scale Sci. Comp., June 7, 2011.
2010
  • Bochev, Pavel, Award, Award for Excellence, Sandia National Laboratories, For educating the next generation of computational scientists through teaching at UNM, November 10, 2010.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Award, Award for excellence, Sandia National Laboratories, For outstanding team effort on an industrial CRADA project, February 16, 2010.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Journal/Book Editor, Editor in chief, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, SIAM, January 1, 2010.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Award, Employee Recognition Award Nomination, Sandia National Laboratories, Nomination for Individual Exceptional Service, March 23, 2010.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Invited Talk, Least-squares methods for geosciences, Special Session on Advances in Computational Modeling in the Geosciences, SIAM Annual Meeting, July 14, 2010.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Invited Talk, Least-squares methods for PDEs: a fair and balanced perspective, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, Tutorial given at the IMA workshop on "Numerical solution of PDEs: novel discretization techniques", November 20, 2010.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Society/Professional Leadership, Member of the organizing committee, 2010 DOE Applied Math Program Meeting, Office of Science, DOE, February 1, 2010 – May 5, 2010.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Review Board, Numerical PDE's review panel, National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences, March 1, 2010.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Invited Talk, Optimization-based computational modeling, Institute of mathematics and its Applications, U. Minnessota, Invited talk at the IMA workshop on "Numerical solution of PDEs: novel discretization techniques", November 1, 2010.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Invited Talk, Optimization-based computational modeling, or how to achieve better predictiveness with less complexity, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, December 9, 2010.
  • Bochev, Pavel, Invited Talk, Optimization-based computational models, or how to let someone else do the hard work, University of Pavia, Workshop on “Non-standard numerical methods for PDE’s”, Pavia,Italy , June 29, 2010.

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