Robert Anderson is a computational scientist in CASC, and the project leader for the ALE-AMR project. This project combines the advantages of Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) hydrodynamics solution techniques with the efficiency of Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR), utilizing the SAMRAI object-oriented AMR framework developed at CASC.
In addition to providing a platform for algorithmic research and development, the ALE-AMR code is being developed for application to the problem of characterizing debris and shrapnel generated in experiments in the National Ignition Facility (NIF).
Robert earned his PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in 2000. He joined LLNL in 2000, and became project leader for ALE-AMR in 2004.