Jeffrey Banks
Eliza Ricketts Foundation Career Development Chair
Dr. Banks received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2006. Subsequently he completed postdoctoral appointments at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. In 2010 he was appointed as a staff scientist at LLNL where he remained until moving back to RPI. In January 2015 he was appointed associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences where he holds the Eliza Ricketts Foundation Career Development Chair.
Dr. Banks is interested in computer simulation of time evolving partial differential equations where linear or nonlinear wave phenomena play a central role. His research involves the development and analysis of highly accurate and efficient algorithms for the numerical simulation of physical systems such as highspeed fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, electromagnetics, plasma physics and fluidstructure interaction. In addition, he is the primary developer of the LOKI code for plasma physics, which is a highorder accurate solver for the kinetic Vlasov equation in 2space and 2velocity dimensions plus time. LOKI is highly scalable using MPI and is routinely run on some of the largest supercomputers in the world.
Education

Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2006
M.S., Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2002
B.S., Mathematics of Computation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2002
Selected Publications
 DiscontinuousGalerkin GalerkinDifferences for the Wave Equation in SecondOrder Form, J.W. Banks, B.B. Buckner, T. Hagstrom, and K.Juhnke, SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 43 (2021), pp. A1497–A1526
 Nonlinear kinetic simulation study of the ionion streaming instability in single and multiionspecies plasmas, T. Chapman, R. L. Berger, A. Dimits, D. Ghosh, B. J. Winjum, J. W. Banks, and S. Brunner, Phys. Plasmas, 28 (2021), pp. 022105
 FourthOrder Accurate FractionalStep IMEX Schemes for the Incompressible NavierStokes Equations on Moving Overlapping Grids, F. Meng, J.W. Banks, W.D. Henshaw, and D.W. Schwendeman, Comput. Method. Appl. Mech. Engrg., 366 (2020), pp. 113040
 A Highorder Accurate Scheme for Maxwell’s Equations with a Generalized Dispersive Material (GDM) Model and Material Interfaces, J. W. Banks, B. B. Buckner, W. D. Henshaw, M. J. Jenkinson, A. V. Kildishev, G. Kovacic, L. J. Prokopeva, and D. W. Schwendeman, J. Comput. Phys., 412 (2020), pp. 109424
 Galerkin Differences for HighOrder Partial Differential Equations, J. Jacangelo, J. W. Banks, and T. Hagstrom, SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 42 (2020), pp. B447–B471
 Discontinuous Galerkin Difference Methods for Symmetric Hyperbolic Systems, T.Hagstrom, J.W.Banks, B.B.Buckner, and K.Juhnke, J. Sci. Comput., 81 (2019), pp. 1509–1526
 A stable addedmass partitioned (AMP) algorithm for elastic solids and incompressible flow, D. A. Serino, J. W. Banks, W. D. Henshaw, and D. W. Schwendeman, J. Comput. Phys., 399 (2019), pp. 108923
 HighOrder Accurate Conservative Finite Difference Methods for Vlasov Equations in 2D+2V, J. W. Banks, A. Gianesini Odu, R. L. Berger, T. Chapman, W. T. Arrighi, and S. Brunner, SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 41 (2019), pp. B953–B982
 A stable addedmass partitioned (AMP) algorithm for elastic solids and incompressible flow: model problem analysis, D. A. Serino, J. W. Banks, W. D. Henshaw, and D. W. Schwendeman, SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 41 (2019), pp. A2464– A2484
 Effective Dispersion in the Focusing Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation, K.P.Leisman, D.Zhou, J.W. Banks, G. Kovacic, and D.Cai, Phys. Rev. E, 100 (2019), pp. 022215