Selected CV

Decyk Research

Viktor K. Decyk

alt


EDUCATION

B.A. in Physics (cum laude), Amherst College (Mass.), 1970

M.S. in Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1972

Ph.D. in Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1977

 

POSITIONS HELD

Senior Member of Technical Staff (Faculty Part-Time), Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 1993-present.

Principal Institute Scientist, Institute of Plasma & Fusion Research, University of California, Los Angeles, 1988-present.

Research Physicist, Physics Department, University of California, Los Angeles, 1988-present.

Associate Research Physicist, Physics Department, University of California, Los Angeles, 1983-1988.

Assistant Research Physicist, Physics Department, University of California, Los Angeles, 1977-1983.

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

 

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

 

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION, ADVISOR

"Computer Simulation Study of Waves in Bounded Plasma with Application to Lower Hybrid Heating," John M. Dawson, Advisor, deceased.

 

SIGNIFICANT PUBLICATIONS

1. Viktor K. Decyk and Tajendra V. Singh ,"Adaptable Particle-in-Cell algorithms for graphical processing units," Computer Physics Communications 182, 641 (2011).

2. Viktor K. Decyk, "UPIC: A framework for massively parallel particle-in-cell codes," Computer Phys. Comm. 177, 95 (2007).

3. C. Huang, V. K. Decyk, C. Ren, M. Zhou, W. Lu, W. B. Mori, J. H. Cooley, T. M. Antonsen, Jr., and T. Katsouleas, "QUICKPIC: A highly efficient particle-in-cell code for modeling wakefield acceleration in plasmas," J. Computational Phys. 217, 658 (2006)

4. Joseph Wang, Yong Cao, Raed Kafafy, Julien Pierru, and Viktor K. Decyk, "Simulations of Ion Th ruster Plume-Spacecraft Interactions on Parallel Supercomputer," IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 34, 2148 (2006).

5. P.C. Liewer and V.K. Decyk, “A General Concurrent Algorithm for Plasma Particle-in-Cell Codes,” J. Computational Phys. 85, 302 (1989).

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

1. D. E. Dauger, V. K. Decyk, and J. M. Dawson, "Using semiclassical trajectories for the time-evolution of interacting quantum-mechanical particles," J. Computational Phys. 209, 559 (2005).

2. Viktor K. Decyk and Henry J. Gardner, "Object-Oriented Design Patterns in Fortran90/95," Computer Phys. Comm. 178, 611 (2008).

3. Viktor K. Decyk and Charles D. Norton, "A Simplified Method for Implementing Run-Time Polymorphism in Fortran95," Scientific Programming, vol 12, No. 1, p. 45 (2004).

4. V.K. Decyk, C.D. Norton, and B.K. Szymanski, “How to Express C++ Concepts in Fortran 90,” Scientific Programming, vol. 6, no. 4, p. 363, (1997).

5. Dean E. Dauger and Viktor K. Decyk, "Plug-and-Play Cluster Computing: High Performance Computing for the Mainstream," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 7, No. 2, p. 27 (2005).