Alan H. Barr

Alan H. Barr

Professor of Computer Science

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1973; M.S., 1976; Ph.D., 1983. Research Fellow, Caltech, 1984; Assistant Professor, 1984-90; Associate Professor, 1990-98; Professor, 1998-; Executive Officer for Computer Science, 2000-01.


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Research Overview

Professor Barr's research involves (1) mathematical simulation methods for computer graphics (2) developing new types of mathematical and computational methods for the study of biophysical behaviors and structures, and (3) technological leveraging for medical health care and new medical devices. In addition, he has been collaborating with JPL researcher Dr. Martin Lo on new computational and mathematical methods for utilizing the InterPlanetary Superhighway for developing new missions in the Solar System. All of these research areas involve the development and application of new mathematical and computational methods in the context of new applications in the physical sciences.

List of Research Areas

mathematics of computer graphics, developmental biology and molecular modeling, global virtual hospital, InterPlanetary Superhighway, GPU computing

EAS News about Alan H. Barr

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