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Alberto Costa Nogueira Junior

Research Staff Member
Physical Analytics
IBM Research


Alberto is graduated in Mechanical Engineering from State University of Campinas (1994) having participated in the Exchange Program for Engineering Students at Institut National Des Sciences Appliquees de Lyon - France (1992-1993). He graduated with his Master and PhD. in Mechanical Engineering from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, State University of Campinas (1998 and 2002, respectively) in the following areas: High Order Spectral/hp Finite Element formulations for 3D unstructured meshes applied to non-linear Elasticity, Algebraic Multigrid schemes and scientific software coding in C++ language. Alberto also concluded two post-doctorates in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) area, one at Faculty of Civil Engineering, State University of Campinas (2004), and the other at Brazilian Aerospace Institute, Department of Aerospace Science and Technology - DCTA (2006). Along the last 15 years, Alberto has accumulated industrial and R, D & I experience in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) particularly in CFD branch. His areas of interest are: High-order Discontinuous Galerkin Method (DGM), Spectral Element Method (SEM), Finite Element Method (FEM), Finite Volume Method (FVM), compressible inviscid and viscous flows at high Mach and high Reynolds numbers, implicit Large Eddy Simulation (iLES), turbulence modeling, incompressible flows applied to water problems, Shallow Water Equations, High Performance Computing (HPC) for engineering simulation and Phyton scientific programming. Since May 2013, Alberto is a research staff member at Brazil's IBM Research Laboratory working within the Natural Resources group. Currently, he is leading the IBM’s water circulation team that participates in The Jefferson Project at Lake George — a collaboration between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IBM Research, and The FUND for Lake George — which is an ambitious research project dedicated to using technology and environmental science to preserve and protect one of America's most famous lakes.

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Physical Analytics

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