Senior Scientist, Professor & Department Head

Dr. Clayton G. Webster

 

Professor and Department Head of CAM

Computational & Applied Mathematics

Oak Ridge National Lab

One Bethel Valley Road

P.O. Box 2008, MS-6164

Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6164

 

Department of Mathematics

The University of Tennessee

227 Ayres Hall

1403 Circle Drive

Knoxville, TN 37996-1320

email: webstercg@ornl.gov

phone: 865-574-3649

google: 609-379-3271

fax: 865-241-5552

 

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Nancy Valentine

valentinen@ornl.gov

865-241-0212

Biography

 

After receiving his high-school diploma from St. John's College in August 1997, Dr. Webster was awarded the Chancellor's Scholarship in Mathematics and Engineering from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  In April 2001, he was presented with the P.M. Keys Academic Excellence Award and graduated summa cum laude with a B.Sc. in Pure Mathematics from the same institution.

 

Following his undergraduate graduation, he was awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), as well as an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, to pursue graduate studies in Mathematics in Canada.  He decided to stay in the Department of Mathematics at McMaster University and, for the next two years he took an intense course load in graduate Pure and Applied Mathematics courses, as well as worked closely with Profs. Dmitry Pelinovsky and Walter Craig.  Then, in April 2003, he received an M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, with emphasis on theoretic analysis of partial differential equations (PDEs) as well as measure, probability, and approximation theory.

 

Upon completion of his Master's degree, he accepted a Distinguished Graduate Fellowship from the School of Computational Science and the Department of Mathematics at Florida State University.  In September 2003, he began working towards his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Max Gunzburger.  During the next 3 years he worked closely with Dr. John Burkardt, and Profs. Ivo Babuska, Max Gunzburger, Fabio Nobile, and Raul Tempone, and in December 2006, defended his Ph.D. Thesis, entitled Sparse grid stochastic collocation techniques for the numerical solution of parial differential equations with random input data.

 

Following graduation in April 2007, he was awarded the John von Neumann Fellowship in the Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI) at Sandia National Laboratories.  In August 2008, he accepted the position of Director of Quantitative Analysis & Trading, NextEra Energy Power Trading LLC., in Juno Beach, FL.  In addition he also became an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Scientific Computing at Florida State University.  After spending 3 years in power trading he missed his research too much and, in May 2011, he accepted  the Director's Strategic Hire Fellowship and joined the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

 

Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM)

 

 

 

serves as Editor.....

 

 

Latest news

 

July, 2015:

Drs. Clayton Webster and Guannan Zhang, together with Profs. Wolfgang Dahmen (RWTH Aachen), Ron DeVore (TAMU), Qiang Du, Max Gunzbugrer (FSU), and Nicholas Zabaras (Warwick) awarded $3.5M by the DOD (DARPA) for the project FORMULATE.

 

June, 2015:

Profs. Qiang Du, Steve Hou, Pavel Bochev, and Clayton Webster named Guest Editors for the Special Issue

of Computer & Mathematics with Applications, honoring the 70th birthday of Prof. Max Gunzburger.

 

 

May, 2015:

Congratulations to Prof. Max Gunzburger, who  was awarded the prestigious Lawton Distinguish Professor.

 

April, 2015:

Co-organizers Profs. Qiang Du, Steve Hou, Pavel Bochev, and Clayton Webster announced that the Workshop on  Advances in  Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics (ASCAM15) will be held at the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, October 9-12.

 

March, 2015:

Profs. Peter Binev Wolfgang Dahmen, Ron DeVore, and Max Gunzburger visited  Dr. Webster March 8-12.

 

January, 2015:

Dr. Duncan and Dr. Webster welcome their beautiful angel, Quinn Elise Webster on January 25th, 2015!!!

 

December, 2014:

Dr. Webster was elected as Program Director of the SIAM    Activity Group on Uncertainty Quantification.

 

November, 2014:

Magazine article "Computational tool lowers cost, improves exploration accuracy," describes our latest work.

 

November, 2014:

Profs. Jim Berger, Fabio Nobile and Clayton Webster were named Co-Chairs of the SIAM UQ16 Conference.

 

 

October, 2014:

Drs. Archibald (PI) and Webster (co-PI) were awarded $2M by the DOE (ASCR) for the project entitled ACUMEN.

Upcoming talks & travel

 

May, 2015: IAS, Munich Germany

Dr. Webster will present an invited talk in the symposium on "Big Data and Predictive Computational Modeling,"

at the Institute for Advanced Study, Technical University of  Munich.

 

June, 2015Paris VI, Paris, France

Dr. Webster will visit Profs. Albert Cohen and Ron DeVore and give an invited talk in the Department of Mathematics, Université Pierre et Marie Curie.

 

July, 2015USNCCM13, San Diego

Dr. Webster will present an invited talk at the USACM's 13th U.S. National Congress for Computational Mechanics.

 

August, 2015ICIAM 2015, Beijing, China

Dr. Webster will attend part of the ICIAM 2015 meeting and and present an invited talk.

 

August, 2015:  AFOSR Math Review, Washington, DC

Dr. Webster will present an invited talk at the AFOSR Computational Math Annual PI Meeting.

 

August, 2015:  Jeju Island, South Korea

Dr. Webster will present an invited talk at the workshop on "Computational Mathematics and Scientific Computing," in honor of Prof. Gunzburger's 70th birthday.

 

September, 2015: The 6th HDA, Bonn, Germany

Dr. Webster will present an invited talk at the 6th workshop on "High-Dimensional Approximation," at

the University of Bonn.

 

September, 2015ASCAM15, Las Vegas, NV

Dr. Webster is a co-organizer of the ASCAM15 workskop and will present an invited talk.

 

December 2015BIRS Workshop, Banff, Canada

Dr. Webster will attend and speak at Banff International Research Station workshop entitled "Approximation of high-dimensional numerical problems."

 

April, 2016SIAM UQ16, Lusanne, Switzerland

Dr. Webster is Co-Chairing the SIAM Conference of UQ and will present several invited talks.

 

May, 2016VIU, San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy

Dr. Webster is giving an invited talk at the "Challenges in high dimensional analysis and computation."

 

 

 

Contact information

Computational & Applied Mathematics

Oak Ridge National Lab

One Bethel Valley Road

P.O. Box 2008, MS-6164

Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6164

 

Department of Mathematics

The University of Tennessee

227 Ayres Hall

1403 Circle Drive

Knoxville, TN 37996-1320

email: webstercg@ornl.gov

phone: 865-574-3649

google: 609-379-3271

fax: 865-241-5552

 

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Nancy Valentine

valentinen@ornl.gov

865-241-0212

Clayton G. Webster, 2015