Faculty Profile

Photograph of Russel E. Caflisch

Russel E. Caflisch

Director, Courant Institute
Professor of Mathematics
Warren Weaver Hall, Office 1303


Ph.D., Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, June 1978.
M.S., Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, February 1977.
B.S., Mathematics, Michigan State University, June 1975.

Research Interests

Applied math, PDEs, fluid dynamics, plasma physics, materials science, Monte Carlo methods, and computational finance.

Selected Publications

R.E. Caflisch, "Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods", Acta Num. (1998), 1-49.
L. Pareschi and R.E. Caflisch, "An implicit Monte Carlo method for rarefied gas dynamics", J. Comput. Phys., 154 (1999), 90-116.
R.E. Caflisch, C. Wang, Giacomo Dimarco, B. Cohen and A. Dimits, "A Hybrid Method for Accelerated Simulation of Coulomb Collisions in a Plasma", Multiscale Model. Sim., 7 (2008), 865-887.
Y. Sun, R.E. Caflisch, and B. Engquist, "A Multiscale Method for Epitaxial Growth", Multiscale Model. Simul., 9 (2011), 335-354.
H. Schaeffer, S.J. Osher, R.E. Caflisch and C. Hauck "Sparse Dynamics for Partial Differential Equations", Proc. NAS (2012), submitted.