Discontinuous Petrov-Galerkin (DPG) Method with Optimal Test Functions
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Professor Leszek Demkowicz 
Institute for Computational Engineering and Science (ICES)
The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Leszek F. Demkowicz is Assistant Director of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) and holder of W. A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr. Chair in Computational Engineering and Sciences II at ICES. He is a Professor in the Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and a Professor in the Dept. of Mathematics, at the University of Texas at Austin. He has a M.S. in mathematics from  Jagiellonian University, and M.S., Ph.D. and Sc.D. degrees in mechanics  from Cracow University of Technology (CUT), Poland. Prior to joining the University of Texas faculty, he held various positions at CUT. He helped to establish Polish Association for Computational Mechanics (PACM) and served as its first president.

Dr. Demkowicz authored a monograph on adaptive methods (in Polish, 1986), co-authored with J.T. Oden a textbook on Functional Analysis (CRS Press,  1996, second edition - 2010, third edition - 2018) and a two volume monograph on “Computing with hp-Adaptive Finite Elements” ( Chapman & Hall/CRC,  2006,2007). Dr. Demkowicz has also authored and co-authored over 200 journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters and technical reports in the general area of computational mathematics and mechanics. His work and scientific interests span across numerical analysis, adaptive finite element methods, wave propagation problems, including acoustics, elastodynamics and electromagnetics, and CFD. In the last nine years his  work focused mainly on the Discontinious Petrov Galerkin Method, co-invented with Jay Gopalakrishnan from Portland State University. He graduated 20 Ph.D. and numerous M.Sc. students.

For his research on higher order methods, he was awarded Zienkiewicz Medal by PACM, Computational Science Award by USACM, ICES Distinguished Research Award, and the Computational Mechanics Award by IACM in 2014. He is a Fellow of both  IACM and USACM and an honorary member of PACM. In 2013, he was elected as a foreign member to Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences. Since 2012, he has been the Editor-in-Chief of Computers and Mathematics with Applications (Elsevier, circa 2500 submissions per year). From 2016 to 2018, he served as a President of US Association for Computational Mechanics.

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