Professor of Computer Sciences (1984)
B.S., mathematics, University of Athens, Greece, 1969; Ph.D., mathematics, Purdue University, 1974.
After receiving his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 1974, Professor Houstis taught at Purdue and South Carolina Universities for several years. In 1980 he received the chair of applied mathematics at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, where he served as the chairman of the Computer Science and Computational Mathematics Program.
From 1984 to the present he has been Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. His research interests include numerical analysis, parallel/neural/mobile computing, performance evaluation and modeling, expert systems for scientific computing, problem solving environments.
He is the co-editor of several proceedings in the areas of "supercomputing" and "expert systems for scientific computing," a member of the IFIP working group 2.5 in numerical software and the editorial board of Neural, Parallel and Scientific Computations. Professor Houstis served as acting head of the computer sciences department at Purdue during the 1987-88 and 1993-94 academic years, and as associate head for several years. He is currently the director of the newly established interdisciplinary program in Computational Science & Engineering program.
Professor Houstis is currently participating in two ESPRIT projects in the areas of Supercomputing and the NSF-CER SoftLab project.
Projects: Neural Computing, SoftLab--A Laboratory for Computational Science, Computational Science and Engineering Program, Distributing Computations in Multiprocessor Systems, High-Performance Computing (HPC) Methods and Systems for Partial Differential Equations (PDE), Parallel Methods and Collaborating Systems for Solving Partial Differential Equations, PDE Solving Kernels and Systems for Scalable MIMD Multiprocessors, PDELab: Problem Solving Environments and Methods for the Development of PDE-Based Applications on Parallel Machines, PYTHIA: An Expert System for PDE-Based Application Problem Solving Environments, SciencePad, and ELLPACK System
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CS Annual Report - 19 APR 1996