Samuel Olivier

Computational Scientist

Education

University of California, Berkeley
2017–present

PhD, Applied Science & Technology (GPA: 3.942/4.0)

Thesis: "High-Order Variable Eddington Factor Methods for Thermal Radiative Transfer"

Texas A&M University
2013–2017

BS, Nuclear Engineering with Minor in Applied Math, Magna Cum Laude

Research Experience

University of California, Berkeley
2017–present

Graduate Student Researcher

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Summer 2020

CSGF Practicum

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Summer 2019

CSGF Practicum

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Summer 2018

High Energy Density Physics Intern

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Summer 2017

High Energy Density Physics Intern

Center for Exascale Radiation Transport (TAMU)
Spring 2017

Undergraduate Researcher

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Summer 2016

High Energy Density Physics Intern

Fuel Cycle and Materials Laboratory (TAMU)
2014–2016

Undergraduate Researcher/Lab Technician

Skills

Programming

Numerical Methods

Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

Awards and Recognitions

Publications

  1. Samuel S. Olivier, Terry S. Haut, and Ben C. Yee, "High-Order Discontinuous Galerkin Variable Eddington Factor Methods with Efficient Linear Solvers," Journal of Computational Physics, in progress.
  2. Samuel S. Olivier, "High-Order Mixed Finite Element Discretization of the Variable Eddington Factor Equations," Journal of Computational and Theoretical Transport, in progress.
  3. Ben C. Yee, Samuel S. Olivier, Terry S. Haut, Milan Holec, Vladimir Z. Tomov, and Peter G. Maginot, "A quadratic programming flux correction method for high-order DG discretizations of SN transport," Journal of Computational Physics, volume 419, p. 109696 (2020).
  4. Peter Anninos, P. Chris Fragile, Samuel S. Olivier, Robert Hoffman, Bhupendra Mishra, and Karen Camarda, "Relativistic tidal disruption and nuclear ignition of white dwarf stars by intermediate mass black holes," The Astrophysical Journal, 865:1, (2018).
  5. Samuel S. Olivier and Jim E. Morel, "Variable Eddington Factor methods for the SN equations with lumped discontinuous Galerkin discretization coupled to a drift-diffusion acceleration equation with mixed finite element discretization," Journal of Computational and Theoretical Transport, 46:6-7, 480-496 (2018).

Conference Proceedings

  1. Samuel S. Olivier, Terry S. Haut, and Ben C. Yee, "Discontinuous Galerkin Variable Eddington Factor methods," Proceedings of the International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering (M&C 2021), Rayleigh, NC, 2021.
  2. Ben C. Yee, Samuel S. Olivier, Ben S. Southworth, Milan Holec, and Terry S. Haut, "A new scheme for solving high-order DG discretizations of thermal radiative transfer using the Variable Eddington Factor method," Proceedings of the International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering (M&C 2021), Rayleigh, NC, 2021.
  3. Samuel S. Olivier, Peter G. Maginot, and Terry S. Haut, "High-order mixed finite element discretization for the Variable Eddington Factor equations," Proceedings of the International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering (M&C 2019), Portland, OR, 2019.

Presentations

  1. "High-Order Variable Eddington Factor Methods for Thermal Radiative Transfer," Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, March 2021.
  2. "High-Order Mixed Finite Element Discretization of the Variable Eddington Factor Equations," ANS M&C, Portland, Oregon, August 2019.
  3. "Fully Local Quasidiffusion," Los Alamos National Laboratory, August 2019.
  4. "Variable Eddington Factor Acceleration of Thermal Radiative Transfer on Curved Meshes," Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, August 2018.
  5. "Variable Eddington Factor Method with Hybrid Spatial Discretization," 25th International Conference on Transport Theory, Monterey, CA, October 2017.
  6. "Simulating Nucleosynthesis in Tidally Disrupted Stars," Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, August 2017.
  7. "Mixed Hybrid Finite Element Eddington Acceleration of Discrete Ordinates Source Iteration," ANS Student Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2017.
  8. "Implementing a 19 Isotope Reaction Network in Cosmos++," Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, August 2016.