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
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.
- Fellow, American Physical Society (Plasma Physics Division, Div. of Computational Physics)
- Member, IEEE Computer Society
- Member, Association for Computing Machinery
- Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
- Fellow, Shevchenko Scientific Society (Mathematical-Physical-Technical Section)
SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS
- NASA Certificates of Recognition for development of a technical innovation:
- Concurrent Algorithm for Particle-in-Cell Simulations, 1990
- A 2D Electrostatic PIC code for the Mark III Hypercube, 1991
- Optimization of Particle-in-Cell codes on RISC Processors, 1996
- Expressing Object-Oriented Concepts in Fortran 90, 1997
- Modernizing Fortran77 Legacy Codes, 2003
- Honoree, NASA Group Achievement Award, JPL High Performance Computing Group, 1996:
- IBM Consulting Scholar (ACIS), 1988-1993
- U.S. DOE JIFT exchange scientist, Kyoto and Nagoya, Japan, April-July 1984
- Invited Foreign Researcher, JAERI, Naka, Japan, August 1995
- Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, School of Computer Science, Canberra, Australia, 2007-2010.
- ICNSP John Dawson Award for pioneering advances to plasma physics obtained through simulation, 2009.
- JIFT Visiting Professor, National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki-City, Gifu, Japan, September-December, 2011.
DOCTORAL DISSERTATION, ADVISOR
"Computer Simulation Study of Waves in Bounded Plasma with Application to Lower Hybrid Heating," John M. Dawson, Advisor, deceased.
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).
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).