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Pierre Lermusiaux

Pierre Lermusiaux

Doherty Associate Professor in Ocean Utilization

Room 5-207B
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307
Phone: 617-324-5172  
Fax: 617-324-3541  
Email:
Web: http://web.mit.edu/pierrel/www/

Curriculum Vitae

Administrative Contact:
Marcia Munger
Room 5-207
Phone: 617-253-9709  
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Group Web: http://mseas.mit.edu/

  

Education

Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences, May 1997, Harvard University - DEAS, Cambridge, MA
S.M. in Applied Physics, May 1993, Harvard University - DEAS, Cambridge, MA
M./B. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, Summa cum laude and Jury's congratulations, June 1992, Liege University, Belgium

 

Research Interests

Ocean Data Assimilation: Numerical Ocean Modeling, Uncertainty Quantification and Assimilation Schemes, and Applications to Physical and Interdisciplinary Ocean Dynamics.

 

Teaching Interests: http://mseas.mit.edu/education/

 

MIT Service

2007-Present: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
2006: Visiting Associate Professor, MIT.

 

Selected Professional Experience

2000-2006: Harvard U., DEAS - Research Associate
02-03/01/1999: Bologna U., Italy - Visiting Scholar
1997-1999: Harvard U., DEAS - Post-Doctoral Fellow
06-9/01/1994: NATO Undersea Res. Center - Summer Res. Assistant

 

Consulting

2005-2007: Small Business Innovative Res. (Navy-SBIR), Pro-Bono consulting for OASIS Inc.

 

Professional Registration

Professional Mechanical Engineer (Ir. Mecanicien, Mecanique-Physique), Belgium

 

Publications in Refereed Journals and Refereed Proceedings (from last year - present)

  1. Evangelinos, C., P.F.J. Lermusiaux, J.Xu, P.J. Haley, and C.N. Hill, 2011. Many Task Computing for Real-Time Uncertainty Prediction and Data Assimilation in the Ocean. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Special Issue on Many-Task Computing, I. Foster, I. Raicu and Y. Zhao (Guest Eds.), 22, doi: 10.1109/TPDS.2011.64.
  2. Lermusiaux, P.F.J., P.J. Haley, Jr., W.G. Leslie, A. Agarwal, O. Logutov and L.J. Burton, 2011. Multiscale Physical and Biological Dynamics in the Philippines Archipelago: Predictions and Processes. Oceanography. PhilEx Issue, 24(1), 70-89, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2011.05.
  3. Agarwal, A. and P.F.J. Lermusiaux, 2011. Statistical Field Estimation for Complex Coastal Regions and Archipelagos. Ocean Modeling. doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.08.001, 40(2), 164-189.
  4. Duda, T.F., Y.-T. Lin, W.G. Zhang, B.D. Cornuelle, P.F.J. Lermusiaux, 2011. Computational Studies of 3D Ocean sound fields in areas of complex seafloor topography and active ocean dynamics. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Theoretical and Computational Acoustics, NTU, Taiwan, 12pp.
  5. Lermusiaux, P.F.J, A.J. Miller and N. Pinardi, 2011. Special issue of Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans in honor of Prof. A.R. Robinson, Editorial, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, doi:10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2011.08.001, 52, 1-3.

  6. Ramp, S.R., P.F.J. Lermusiaux, I. Shulman, Y. Chao, R.E. Wolf, and F.L. Bahr, 2011. Oceanographic and Atmospheric Conditions on the Continental Shelf North of the Monterey Bay during August 2006. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, doi:10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2011.04.005, 52, 192-223.
  7. Gangopadhyay, A., P.F.J. Lermusiaux, L. Rosenfeld, A.R. Robinson, L. Calado, H.S. Kim, W.G. Leslie and P.J. Haley, Jr., 2011. The California Current System: A Multiscale Overview and the Development of a Feature-Oriented Regional Modeling System (FORMS). Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, doi:10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2011.04.003, 52, 131-169.

  8. Gawarkiewicz, G., S. Jan, P.F.J. Lermusiaux, J.L. McClean, L. Centurioni, K. Taylor, B. Cornuelle, T.F. Duda, J. Wang, Y.J. Yang, T. Sanford, R.-C. Lien, C. Lee, M.-A. Lee, W. Leslie, P.J. Haley Jr., P.P. Niiler, G. Gopalakrishnan, P. Velez-Belchi, D.-K. Lee, and Y.Y. Kim. 2011. Circulation and intrusions northeast of Taiwan: Chasing and predicting uncertainty in the cold dome. Oceanography, 24(4):110–121, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.99.

  9. Sapsis, T.P. and P.F.J. Lermusiaux, 2012. Dynamical criteria for the evolution of the stochastic dimensionality in flows with uncertainty. Physica D, 241(1), 60-76, doi:10.1016/j.physd.2011.10.001.

  10. Rixen, M., P.F.J. Lermusiaux P.F.J. and J. Osler, (Guest Eds.), 2012. Quantifying, Predicting and Exploiting Maritime Environmental Uncertainties, Ocean Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s10236-012-0526-8, 62(3):495–499.

  11. Lolla, T.; Ueckermann, M.P.; Yigit, K.; Haley, P.J.; Lermusiaux, P.F.J., 2012, Path planning in time dependent flow fields using level set methods, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp.166-173, 14-18 May 2012, doi: 10.1109/ICRA.2012.6225364.

  12. Ueckermann, M.P., P.F.J. Lermusiaux and T.P. Sapsis, 2012. Numerical Schemes for Dynamically Orthogonal Equations of Stochastic Fluid and Ocean Flows. J. Comp. Phys., doi: 10.1016/j.jcp.2012.08.041. in press.

  13. Sondergaard, T. and P.F.J. Lermusiaux, 2012a. Data Assimilation with Gaussian Mixture Models using the Dynamically Orthogonal Field Equations. Part I. Theory and Scheme. Monthly Weather Review, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-11-00295.1, in press.

  14. Sondergaard, T. and P.F.J. Lermusiaux, 2012b. Data Assimilation with Gaussian Mixture Models using the Dynamically Orthogonal Field Equations. Part II: Applications. Monthly Weather Review, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-11-00296.1, in press.

  15. Lermusiaux, P.F.J., J. Schröter, S. Danilov, M. Iskandarani, N. Pinardi and J. Westerink, 2013. Multiscale modeling of coastal, shelf and global ocean dynamics. Ocean Dynamics, Editorial. In press.

  16. Sapsis, T.P., M.P. Ueckermann and P.F.J. Lermusiaux, 2013. Global Analysis of Navier-Stokes and Boussinesq Stochastic Flows using Dynamical Orthogonality, J. Fluid Mech., sub-judice.

Other publications available from: http://mseas.mit.edu/publications

 

 

Scientific & Professional Societies

Association of the Engineers of Liege, 1992-Present
The Friends of the University of Liege, 1993-Present
American Geophysical Union, 1997-Present
Royal Meteorological Society, 1998-Present
The Oceanography Society, 1999-Present

American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007-Present

SIAM, IEEE and ASME, 2009-Present

 

Honors & Awards

Fellow, Rotary Exchange Program Award, Hamilton, Canada, 1986 - 87
Fellow, Liege U. Jury Pisard English Foundation Award, Mc. Master Canada, 1988
Fellow, Robert L. Wallace Prize Fellowship from Harvard Univ, 1993
Fellow, Fulbright Foundation, 1993-96
Honorary Fellow Award, Belgian American Educational Foundation, 1992-97
Honorary Fellow Award, Fulbright Foundation, 1992-97
Annual T. Francis Ogilvie Young Investigator Lecture, MIT-OE, 1998
CIMAS Scientist, U. of Miami, 2002

MIT Doherty Chair in Ocean Utilization (2009-2011),  2008

Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching, SoE, MIT, 2010

 

Selected Institutional and Professional Service

Scientific Committee (2000-2001), 33rd International Colloq. on Ocean Hydrodynamics, Belgium
Guest Editor (2001-2003), Journal of Marine Systems.
Co-Chairman at the "Terrain-Following Coordinates Ocean Models Users' Workshop", August 2001
Scientific Committee, Automated Ocean Sampling Network-II (AOSN-II), 2002-2003
Co-Leader of the End-to-End Uncertainty Modeling Group, ONR, Arlington, VA, April 2003
Steering Committee, NSF-ONR Workshop on "Data Assimilation in Ocean Research", VA, 2003
Scientific Committee, DARE 2004, Venice, Italy, September 20-21, 2004
Editorial Board, International Journal of Ocean & Oceanography (April 2005 - Present)
Monitoring Science Advisory Panel for the Massachusetts EPA (2005 - 2009)

Member of the Model Evaluation Group of the MWRA (2005 - 2009)
NSF's ORION (Ocean Research Interactive Observatory Network) Modeling Group (2005 - 2006)
NSF Environmental Observatories Models Committee (2006)

Modeling Group Leader for the ONR Departmental Research Initiative – "Quantifying, Predicting and Exploiting Uncertainty” (2007-2011)

Co-Guest Editor, Ocean Dynamics, Springer. Special issue on “Multi-Scale Modelling: Nested Grid and Unstructured Mesh Approaches”, (2007 - 2008)

Advisory Board, “European COstal-shelf sea Operational observing and Forecasting system (ECOOP)", (2007 - 2010)

Associate Editor: Ocean Dynamics, Springer (2008-Present)

Associate Editor: Ocean Modeling, Elsevier (2008-Present)

Scientific Leader of "Environmental Sensing and Adaptation" group, PLUS-INP Program, ONR (2008 - 2009)

Scientific Committee, 8th International Workshop on “Unstructured Mesh Numerical Modeling of Coastal, Shelf and Ocean Flows”, 16-18 Sep 2009 (2008-2009)

Co-Guest Editor, Ocean Dynamics, Springer. Special issue on “Multi-scale modelling of coastal, shelf and global ocean dynamics”, (2009 - 2010)

Scientific Committee, 42nd International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics, “Multi-parametric observation and analysis of the Sea” (2009-2010)

Chair and Organizer, 9th International workshop on Multiscale (Un)-structured mesh numerical Modeling for coastal, shelf, and global ocean dynamics, MIT (IMUM2010)

Co-Guest Editor, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, Elsevier, “Special issue in honor of Allan R. Robinson”

Co-Chair of the International NATO Maritime Rapid Environmental Assessment (MREA) conference on “Quantifying, Predicting and Exploiting (QPE) maritime environmental uncertainties”

Scientific Committee, 10th International workshop on Multiscale (Un)-structured mesh numerical Modeling for coastal, shelf, and global ocean dynamics (IMUM2011)
Co-Guest Editor, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, Elsevier, “Special issue in honor of Allan R. Robinson” (2009-2011)
Co-Chair of the International NATO Maritime Rapid Environmental Assessment (MREA) conference on “Quantifying, Predicting and Exploiting (QPE) maritime environmental uncertainties” (2010)
Invited Lecturer. Advanced School on Data Assimilation (07/2010)

Scientific Committee, 10th International workshop on Multiscale (Un)-structured mesh numerical Modeling for coastal, shelf, and global ocean dynamics (IMUM2011)

Co-Guest Editor, Ocean Dynamics, Springer. Special issue on “Quantifying, Predicting and Exploiting Maritime Environmental Uncertainties” (2010-2012)
MIT representative, NSF Pioneer Array Science Workshop (02/2011)
Guest Editor, Ocean Dynamics, Springer. Special issue on “Multi-Scale modeling of coastal, shelf and global ocean dynamics” (2011-2013)
Co-Chair, International Workshop on “Ocean Integration in Earth System Prediction Capability Data Assimilation”,  (27-29 Sep 2011)
Invited Participant and Lecturer, “Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI)” for planning a thematic year on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ): “Methodology” (09/2011)
Invited Panelist and Lecturer at “Working with Uncertainty Workshop”, as part of IEEE VisWeek 2011, (10/2011) 

Invited Panelist and Presenter at Gloucester’s “Maritime Port Economy Summit” (15-16 Nov 2011)

Co-organizer, “Oceanography of the Continental Shelf and Slope: Pioneer Array Science” Workshop, SMAST, UMass. (4-5 Jun 2012)

Scientific Committee, 45th International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics, “The variability of primary production in the ocean: from the synoptic to the global scale” (Jul 2012-Apr 2013)

International Advisor to the European project “SANGOMA - Stochastic Assimilation for the Next Generation Ocean Model Applications.” (Nov 2012-Present)

Invited Lecturer, Advanced School on Data Assimilation. (24-28 Jun 2013)

 

Session Organizer: Ocean Sciences Meetings (2006, 2008); European Geosciences Union Meeting (2007, 2008).

Reviewer of Manuscripts and Proposals for multiple journals, editors and agencies

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