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Mohamed Iskandarani

Mohamed Iskandarani

Professor Department of Ocean Sciences

RSMAS/MPO
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

Tel: 305.421.4045
miskandarani@rsmas.miami.edu

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My main interest is in the development, application, and adaption of numerical methods for the simulation of oceanic flows. Particular areas include: the application of spectral element methods, advection schemes in structured and unstructured grids, coupling of offshore and basin-scale models, and parallel computing.

     Ihab Sraj, Mohamed Iskandarani, W. Carlisle Thacker, Ashwanth Srinivasan, and Omar M. Knio,
    Drag Parameter Estimation using Gradients and Hessian from a Polynomial Chaos Model Surrogate, Monthly Weather Review, 142, No 2, 2014. Doi:10.1175/MWR-D-13-00087.1
  
    MJ Olascoaga, F.J. Beron‐Vera, G. Haller, J Triñanes, M Iskandarani, EF Coelho, BK Haus, HS Huntley, G Jacobs, AD Kirwan, BL Lipphardt, TM Özgökmen, A.J. H.M. Reniers, A. Valle‐Levinson,
   Drifter motion in the Gulf of Mexico constrained by altimetric Lagrangian coherent structures, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, Issue 23, 2013. DOI: 10.1002/2013GL058624.
  
   Justin Winokur, Patrick Conrad, Ihab Sraj, Omar Knio, Ashwanth Srinivasan, W Carlisle Thacker, Youssef Marzouk, Mohamed Iskandarani, A priori testing of sparse adaptive polynomial chaos expansions using an ocean general circulation model database, Computational Geosciences, 17, Issue 6, pp 899-911, 2013, DOI: 10.1007/s10596-013-9361-3
  
   Ihab Sraj, Mohamed Iskandarani, Ashwanth Srinivasan, W Carlisle Thacker, Justin Winokur, Alen
   Alexanderian, Chia-Ying Lee, Shuyi S Chen, and Omar M Knio, Bayesian Inference of Drag Parameters using Fanapi AXBT Data, Monthly Weather Review, 141, Issue 7, pp 2347-2366, 2013. DOI: 10.1175/MWR-D-12-00228.1
  
   Alen Alexanderian, Justin Winokur, Ihab Sraj, Mohamed Iskandarani, Ashwanth Srinivasan, William C. Thacker, and Omar M. Knio. Global sensitivity analysis in an ocean general circulation model: a sparse spectral projection approach. Computational Geosciences, 16 Issue 3, pp 757-778, 2012. DOI: 10.1007/s10596-012-9286-2
  
   William C. Thacker, Ashwanth Srinivasan, Mohamed Iskandarani, Omar M. Knio, and Mathieu LeHenaff. Propagating boundary uncertainties using polynomial expansions. Ocean Modelling, 43-44:52-63, 2012. DOI:10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.11.011
  
   Alen Alexanderian, Olivier Le Maître, Habib Najm, Mohamed Iskandarani, and Omar Knio. Multiscale
   stochastic preconditioners in non-intrusive spectral projection. Journal of Scientific Computing, 50(2):306-340, 2011. DOI: 10.1007/s10915-011-9486-2
  
   Munehiko Yamaguchi, David S. Nolan, Mohamed Iskandarani, Sharanya J. Majumdar, Melinda S. Peng, and Carolyn A. Reynolds. Singular vectors for tropical cyclone-like vortices in a nondivergent barotropic framework. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 68(10):2273-2291, OCT 2011. DOI: 10.1175/2011JAS3727.1
  
   Yumin Moon, David S. Nolan, and Mohamed Iskandarani. On the use of two-dimensional incompressible flow to study secondary eyewall formation in tropical cyclones source: Volume: 67 issue: 12 pages: Published: 2010. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 67:3765-3773, 2010
  
   Ashwanth Srinivasan, Judith Helgers, Claire B. Paris, Matthieu LeHenaff, Heesook Kang, Villy Kourafalou, Mohamed Iskandarani, William C. Thacker, Joel P. Zysman, Nicolas F. Tsinoremas, and Omar M. Knio. Many task computing for modeling the fate of oil discharged from the deep water horizon well blowout. In Many-Task Computing on Grids and Supercomputers (MTAGS), 2010 IEEE Workshop on, pages 1-7, November, 2010
  
   A. Srinivasan, Z. Garraffo, and M. Iskandarani, “Abyssal circulation in the Indian Ocean from a 1/12 degrees resolution global hindcast”, Deep-Sea Research part I-Oceanographic Research Papers 56, Issue 11, pp 1907—1926, 2009.
  
   M. Iskandarani, “Simulating hydrostatic and non-hydrostatic oceanic flows”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 58, Issue 10, pp 1135-1146, 2008.
  
   M. Ilicak, T. Ozgokmen, H. Peters, H.Z. Baumert, and M. Iskandarani, “Performance of two-equation turbulence closures in three-dimensional simulations of the Red Sea overflow”, Ocean Modelling, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2008.06.001, 24, Issues 3-4, pp 122-139, 2008.
  
   M. G. Magaldi, T. M.Ozokmen, A. Griffa, E.P. Chassignet, M. Iskandarani, and H. Peters, “Turbulent flow regimes behind a coastal cape in a stratified and rotating environment”, Ocean Modelling, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2008.06.006, 25, Issues 1-2, 2008, pp 65-82, 2008.
  
   M. Ilicak, T. Ozgokmen, H. Peters, H.Z. Baumert, and M. Iskandarani, “Very large eddy simulation of the Read Sea Overflow”, Ocean Modelling, 20, Issue 2, pp 183-206, 2008.
  
   J. Pietrzak, M. Iskandarani, J. Schroter and F. Lyard, 2006, “Special Issue: The third international
    workshop on unstructured mesh numerical modelling of coastal, shelf and ocean flows
    Toulouse, France, September 20--22, 2004”, Ocean Modelling, 15, Issues 1-2, pp 1-2.
  
   J. C. Levin, M. Iskandarani, and D.B. Haidvogel, 2006, “To Continue or Discontinue: Comparisons of
    Continuous and Discontinuous Galerkin Formulations in a Spectral Element Ocean Model”,
    Ocean Modelling, 15, Issues 1-2 , pp 56-70.
  
   J. C. Levin, D.B. Haidvogel, B. Chua, A.F. Bennett and M. Iskandarani, 2006, “Euler-Lagrange equations for the spectral element shallow water system”, Ocean Modelling, 12, Issues 3-4, Pages 348-377.
  
   M. Iskandarani , J. Levin, B-J Choi, and D.B. Haidvogel, 2005, ”Comparison of Advection Schemes
    for High-Order h-p Finite Element and Finite Volume Methods”, Ocean Modelling, 10, No 1-2, pp 233--252.
  
   B. J.Choi, M. Iskandarani, J.C. Levin, D.B. Haidvogel, 2004, “A Spectral Finite-Volume Method for the Shallow Water Equations”, Monthly Weather Review: 132, No 7, pp. 1777–1791.
  
   C. C. Douglas, G. Haase, and M. Iskandarani, 2003: “An additive Schwarz preconditioner for the spectral element ocean model formulation of the shallow water equations”. Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis, 15, 18-28.
  
   M. Iskandarani, D.B. Haidvogel and J.Levin, 2003: “A three-dimensional spectral element model for the solution of the hydrostatic primitive equations”. J. Computational Phys., 186, 397-425.
  
   M. Iskandarani, D.B. Haidvogel, J. Levin, E.N. Curchitser, and C.A. Edwards, 2002: “Multiscale geophysical modeling using the spectral element method”. Computing in Science and Engineering, 4(5), 42-48.
  
   A. Molcard, N. Pinardi, M. Iskandarani, and D.B. Haidvogel, 2002: “Wind driven circulation of the
   Mediterranean Sea simulated with a spectral element ocean model”. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 97-130.
  
   E. N. Curchitser, D.B. Haidvogel, and M. Iskandarani, 2001: “On the transient adjustment of a mid-latitude abyssal ocean basin with realistic geometry and bathymetry”. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 31(3), 725–745.
  
   O. Le Maître, J. Levin, M. Iskandarani, and O. M. Knio, 2001: “Multiple scales enhancement of a spectral element ocean model”. I. Formulation and 1D tests. J. Computational Phys., 166(1), 115-161.
  
   J. G. Levin, M. Iskandarni, and D.B. Haidvogel, 2000: “A nonconforming spectral element ocean model”. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 34(6), 495-525.
  
   E. N. Curchitser, D.B. Haidvogel, and M. Iskandarani, 1999: “On the transient adjustment of a mid-latitude abyssal ocean basin with realistic geometry: The constant depth limit”. Dynamics of Atmos. and Oceans, 29(2-4), 147.
  
   E. N. Curchitser, M. Iskandarani, and D.B. Haidvogel, 1998: “A spectral element solution of the shallow water equations on multiprocessor computers”. J. Atmos. Oceanogr. Tech., 15(2), 510-521.
  
   C. Wunsch, D.B. Haidvogel, M. Iskandarani, and R. Hughes, 1997: “Dynamics of the long-period tides”. Prog. Oceanogr., 40, 81-108.
  
   J. Levin, M. Iskandarani, and D.B. Haidvogel, 1997: “A spectral filtering procedure for eddy resolving simulations with a spectral element ocean model”. J. Computational Phys., 137(1), 130.
  
   M. Taylor, J. Tribbia, and M. Iskandarani, 1997: “The spectral element method for the shallow water equations on the sphere”. J. Computational Phys., 130(1), 92.
  
   D. B. Haidvogel, E.N. Curchitser, M. Iskandarani, R. Hughes, and M. Taylor, 1997: “Global modeling of the ocean and atmosphere using the spectral element method”. Atmosphere-Ocean, 35(1), 505-531.
  
   M. Iskandarani, D.B. Haidvogel, and J.P. Boyd, 1995: “A staggered spectral element model for the shallow water equations”. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 20(5), 393-414.
  
   M. Iskandarani, and P. L-F. Liu, 1991: “Mass transport in a wave tank”. J. Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, 119(1), 88-104.
  
   M. Iskandarani, and P. L-F. Liu, 1991: “Mass transport in three dimensional water-waves”. J. Fluid Mechanics, 231, 417-437.
  
   M. Iskandarani, and P. L-F. Liu, 1991: “Mass transport in two-dimensional water waves”. J. Fluid Mechanics, 231, 395-415.
  
   P. L-F. Liu, and M. Iskandarani, 1991: “Scattering of short wave groups by a submerged horizontal plate”. J. Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, 117(3), 235-246.
  
   P. L-F. Liu, and M. Iskandarani, 1989: “Hydrodynamic wave forces on submerged horizontal plates”. Proceedings of the 23rd Congress of the International Association for Hydraulic Research, Ottawa Canada.
  
   Iskandarani, M. and P. L-F. Liu, 1988: “Multiple scattering of surface water-waves and wave forces on cylinder arrays”. Applied Ocean Res., 10(4), 170-180.
  
   19. Other works, publications and abstracts:
   Some of the articles listed below could have been refereed prior to publication. I chose to list them here since I was not sure about the details, and I was not the lead author. Depending on the discipline, and the conference, conference proceedings may be reviewed prior to publication.
  
   Silvia Matt, Mohamed Iskandarani, and Kevin D. Leaman. The impact of temporal variability in forcing
    on a 2d gravity current from a high-order nonhydrostatic spectral element model. In Conference Proceedings of The International Conference MSS-09 "Mode Conversion, Coherent Structures and Turbulence", pages 249-254, Moscow, URSS, November 2009
  
   C. C. Douglas, J.C. Harris, M. Iskandarani, C.R. Johnson, R.J. Lodder, S.G. Parker, M.J. Cole, R. Ewing, Y. Efendiev, R. Lazarov, and G. Qin, “Dynamic contaminant identification in water”, in Computational Science - ICCS 2006: 6-th International Conference, Reading, UK, May 28--31, 2006, Proceedings, Part III, edited by V.N. Alexandrov, G.D. van Albada, P.M.A. Sloot, and J.J. Dongarra, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3993, pp. 393-400.
  
   C. C. Douglas, G. Haase, and M. Iskandarani, 2001: “High performance multi-layer ocean modeling”. Proceedings of the First MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Ed. K. Bathe et al, Elsevier.
  
   C. C. Douglas, G. Haase, and M. Iskandarani. 2001: “An acceleration procedure for the spectral element ocean model formulation of the shallow water equations”. Contempor Mathematics: Fluid Flow and Transport in Porous Media: Mathematical and Numerical Treatment, Proceedings of the 2001, Joint AMS-IMS-SIAM Summer Research Conference, Mount Holyoke, MA, Ed. Zhangxin Chen and Richard Ewing, AMS.
  
   C. C. Douglas, J. Hu, M. Iskandarani, M. Kowarschik, U. Rüde, and C. Weiss, 2000: “Maximizing cache memory usage for multigrid algorithms”, Multiphase Flows and Transport in Porous Media: State of the Art, (Editors: Z. Chen, R.E. Ewing and Z.-C. Shi, Springer), Berlin, 124-137.
  
   B. C. Douglas, J. Hu, and M. Iskandarni, 2000: “Preprocessing costs of cache based multigrid, Proceeding of ENUMATH99: Third European Conference on Numerical Methods for Advanced Applications”, (Editors: P. Neittaanmaki et al), World Scientific, Singapore.

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