Senior Scientist, Professor & Department Head

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."

Sponsored research

 

My research is funded by a variety of grants from national funding agencies as well as contracts from U.S. industry.  Below are both the current and completed projects in which I have been

a senior investigator of the principal investigator (PI), and Research/Center Director.

 

Current funding support

 

2016 - 2019:

  • SPONSOR:  Department of Defense - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
  • TITLE:  Foundations of Rigorous Mathematics for Uncertainty quantification of Large multiscale systems At The Extreme scale (FORMULATE).
  • ROLE:  Principal investigator & Research director.
  • TOTAL AWARD: $3,500,000.
  • Co-PIs: Wolfgang Dahmen (RWTH Aachen), R. DeVore (Texas A&M), Q. Du (Columbia University), M. Gunzburger (Florida State University), and N. Zabaras (University of Warwick).

 

2016 - 2018:

  • SPONSOR:  ORNL - Laboratory Directed Research & Development (LDRD).
  • TITLE:  Novel Numerical Methods  for Uncertainty quantification of Multiscale Materials.
  • ROLE:  Principal investigator
  • TOTAL AWARD: $850,000.
  • Co-PIs: George Fann, Pablo Seleson, Miroslav Stoyanov, and  Guannan Zhang (ORNL).

 

2014 - 2017:

  • SPONSOR:  Department of Energy - Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR).
  • TITLE:  ACcurate qUantified Mathematical mEthods for Neutron science (ACUMEN).
  • ROLE:  Co-Principal investigator
  • TOTAL AWARD: $2,000,000.
  • Co-PI: Rick Archibald (ORNL).

 

2013 - 2017:

  • SPONSOR:  Department of Energy - Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR).
  • TITLE:  Environment for Quantifying Uncertainty: Integrated and Optimized at the eXtreme-scale (EQUINOX).
  • ROLE:  Principal investigator & Research director.
  • TOTAL AWARD: $4,200,000.
  • PIs:  Rick Archibald (ORNL), Max Gunzburger (Florida State University), Eric Phipps (SNL) and Jeff Wu (Georgia Tech).

 

2013 - 2017:

  • SPONSOR:  U.S. Industry - Caterpillar Inc.
  • TITLE:  Simulation framework for verification, validation and uncertainty quantification.
  • ROLE:  Principal investigator.
  • TOTAL AWARD: $900,000.

2013 - 2016:

  • SPONSOR:  Department of Energy - Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR).
  • TITLE:  Extreme-scale Algorithms & Software Resilience (EASIR).
  • ROLE:  Senior investigator.
  • TOTAL AWARD: $4,500,000.
  • Co-PIs:  Jim Demmel (University of California Berkeley), Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee), Al Geist (ORNL), Bill Gropp (University of Illinois), and Mike Heroux (SNL).

 

2012 - 2016:

  • SPONSOR:  Department of Defense - Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).
  • TITLE:  Generalized mathematical and computational methods for predictive simulation of stochastic turbulence systems.
  • ROLE:  Principal investigator & Research director.
  • TOTAL AWARD: $765,000.
  • Co-PIs: Bill Layton and Catalin Trenchea (University of Pittsburgh).

 

 

 

Previous funding support

 

2013 - 2014:

  • SPONSOR:  U.S. Industry - Caterpillar Inc..
  • TITLE:  Implementing uncertainty quantification for model validation tools and processes.
  • ROLE:  Principal investigator.
  • TOTAL AWARD: $300,000.

 

2013 - 2014:

  • SPONSOR:  U.S. Industry - Procter & Gamble LLC.
  • TITLE:  IMarkov Chain Monte Carlo simulations for Bayesian nonparametric models of consumer behavior.
  • ROLE:  Principal investigator.
  • TOTAL AWARD: $275,000.
  • Co-PIs: Miroslav Stoyanov and Guannan Zhang (ORNL).

 

2012 - 2014:

  • SPONSOR:  ORNL - Laboratory Directed Research & Development (LDRD).
  • TITLE:  A novel uncertainty quantification paradigm for enabling massively scalable predictions of complex stochastic simulations.
  • ROLE:  Principal investigator.
  • TOTAL AWARD: $780,000
  • Co-PIs:  Chris Baker and Tom Evans (ORNL).

 

2011 - 2013:

  • SPONSOR:  ORNL - Strategic Hire Research & Development.
  • TITLE:  Generalized mathematical and computational framework for predictive simulations of complex stochastic PDEs.
  • ROLE:  Principal investigator.
  • TOTAL AWARD: $495,000.

 

2011 - 2013:

  • SPONSOR:  Department of Energy, Energy Innovation Hub - Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light water reactors (CASL).
  • TITLE: Validation and uncertainty quantification of light water reactors.
  • ROLE:  Principal investigator.
  • TOTAL AWARD: $250,000.

 

2008 - 2011:

  • SPONSOR:  Department of Defense - Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).
  • TITLE:  Advanced numerical methods for statistical quantities of interest from solutions of stochastic PDEs.
  • ROLE:  Principal investigator.
  • TOTAL AWARD: $900,000.
  • Co-PIs: Max Gunzburger (Florida State University) and Catalin Trenchea (University of Pittsburgh).

 

2007 - 2010:

  • SPONSOR:  Department of Energy, Energy Innovation Hub - Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light water reactors (CASL).
  • TITLE: Validation and uncertainty quantification of light water reactors.
  • ROLE:  Co-Principal investigator.
  • TOTAL AWARD: $900,000.
  • Co-PIs:  Eric Phipps, and Andy Salinger (Sandia National Laboratories).

 

2007 - 2009:

  • SPONSOR:  Department of Energy - Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR).
  • TITLE:  John Von Neumann Research Fellowship.
  • ROLE:  Principal investigator.
  • TOTAL AWARD: $250,000.





 

 

 

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