Dr. Henry Neeman

EPSCoR Research Focus: 
Observatory Network * Decision-Support System
Supercomputing Center for Education & Research
University of Oklahoma
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B.S. | Computer Science | State University of New York | 1987
B.A. | Statistics | State University of New York | 1987
M.S. | Computer Science | University of Illinios | 1990
Ph.D. | Computer Science | University of Illinios | 1996
Research Interests: 

Providing Computational Science Services and Expertise

Dr. Henry Neeman is the director of the OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research and an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma. He received his BS in computer science and his BA in statistics with a minor in mathematics from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1987, his MS in CS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1990 and his PhD in CS from UIUC in 1996. Prior to coming to OU, Dr. Neeman was a postdoctoral research associate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at UIUC, and before that served as a graduate research assistant both at NCSA and at the Center for Supercomputing Research & Development.

In addition to his own teaching and research, Dr. Neeman collaborates with dozens of research groups, applying High Performance Computing techniques in fields such as numerical weather prediction, bioinformatics and genomics, data mining, high energy physics, astronomy, nanotechnology, petroleum reservoir management, river basin modeling and engineering optimization. He serves as an ad hoc advisor to student researchers in many of these fields.

Dr. Neeman's research interests include high performance computing, scientific computing, parallel and distributed computing and computer science education.

Through the OK EPSCoR climate variability research project, Dr. Neeman will provide computational insight, guidance and services to the multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional research team.  Specifically, he will be involved with the following research project components, as well as outreach:

  • Establishment of a first-of-its-kind, statewide, socio-ecological observatory
  • Development of a pilot decision-support system that provides researchers, educators and practitioners with data, models, tools and scenarios that are needed to explore and understand the social and ecological impacts of management and policy decisions.

Photo courtesy of the University of Oklahoma

Teaching Responsibilities: 
CS 1313: Programming for Non-Majors
Research Assistants Funded by EPSCoR: 

Mark Stacy (Staff)
Dept. of Information Technology and Informatics, University of Oklahoma
Research Focus:  Providing mentorship and education with OneOCII and OSU Informatics Dept.; collaborating with OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research and the EPSCoR climate researchers to expand storage capacity for vital climate research datasets.
Email:  markstacy@ou.edu

Key Publications: 

HPC Education

  • C. Carley, B. McKinney, L. Sells, C. Zhao and H. Neeman, 2013: “Using a Shared, Remote Cluster for Teaching HPC.” Proc. IEEE Cluster 2013, to appear.
  • H. Neeman, D. Brunson, J. Deaton, Z. Gray, E. Huebsch, D. Gentis and D. Horton, 2013:           “The Oklahoma Cyberinfrastructure Initiative.” Proc. XSEDE 2013.
  • A. Fitz Gibbon, P. Gray, D. A. Joiner, T. Murphy, H. Neeman, R. M. Panoff, C. Peck and S. Thompson, 2010: “Teaching High Performance Computing to Undergraduate Faculty and Undergraduate Students.” Proc. TeraGrid 2010. Best Paper: Education, Outreach & Training Track.
  • H. Neeman, H. Severini, D. Wu and K. Kantardjieff, 2010: “Teaching High Performance Computing via Videoconferencing.” ACM Inroads, 1(1), 67-71.
  • H. Neeman, H. Severini, D. Wu and K. Kantardjieff, 2008: “Teaching Supercomputing via Videoconferencing.” Proc. TeraGrid 2008. Best Paper: Education, Outreach & Training Track.
  • H. Neeman, H. Severini and D. Wu, 2008: “Supercomputing in Plain English: Teaching Cyberinfrastructure to Computing Novices.” inroads: SIGCSE Bulletin, 40 (2), 27-30.
  • H. Neeman, L. Lee, J. Mullen and G. Newman, 2006: “Analogies for Teaching Parallel Computing to Inexperienced Programmers.” inroads: SIGCSE Bulletin, 38 (4), 64-67.
  • H. Neeman, J. Mullen, L. Lee and G. Newman, 2002: “Supercomputing in Plain English: Teaching High Performance Computing to Inexperienced Programmers.” Proc. 3rd LCI International Conference on Linux Clusters: The HPC Revolution 2002.

HPC, Visualization and Other Computing

  • Z. Cui, B.E. Vieux, H. Neeman and F. Moreda, 2005: “Parallelization of a Distributed Hydrologic Model.” International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, Special Issue on Applications for High-Performance Systems, 22 (1), 42-52.
  • H. Severini, H. Neeman, C. Franklin, J. Alexander, and Sumanth J.V., 2008: “Implementing Linux-Enabled Condor in Windows Computer Labs.” Proc. 2008 Nuclear Science Symposium.
  • D. Weber and H. Neeman, 2006: “Experiences in Optimizing a Numerical Weather Prediction Model: An Exercise in Futility?” Proc. 7th LCI International Conf. on Clusters: The HPC Revolution 2006.
  • H. Neeman, 2000: “HAMR: The Hierarchical Adaptive Mesh Refinement System.” In Structured Adaptive Mesh Refinement (SAMR) Grid Methods, S. B. Baden, N.P. Chrisochoides, D.B. Gannon and M.L. Norman, eds. New York: Springer-Verlag, 19-51.
  • H. Neeman, 1996: “Autonomous Hierarchical Adaptive Mesh Refinement for Multiscale Simulations.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, advisors Michael L. Norman and Michael Heath.
  • H. Neeman, 1990: “Visualization Techniques for Three Dimensional Flow Fields.” M.S. thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Advisors Dennis Gannon and Donald Hearn.
  • H. Neeman, 1990: “A Decomposition Algorithm for Visualizing Irregular Grids.” Computer Graphics, 24:5 (Proc. San Diego Workshop on Volume Visualization), 49-56.
  • P. Shirley and H. Neeman, 1989: “Volume Visualization at the Center for Supercomputing Research and Development.” Proc. Chapel Hill Workshop on Volume Visualization, 17-20.
  • H. Neeman and A. Tuchman, 1989: “Simulation Time Animation System.” Center for Supercomputing Research and Development Technical Report 859.

Other Engineering

  • H.-W. Lao, H.J. Neeman and D.V. Papavassiliou, 2004: “A Pore Network Model for the Calculation of Non-Darcy Flow Coefficients in Fluid Flow through Porous Media.” Chemical Engineering Communications, 191 (10), 1285-1322.
  • C. C. Kiser, T. A. Handy, E. C. Lemley, D. V. Papavassiliou and H. J. Neeman, 2010: “Reynolds Number Dependence for Laminar Flow Loss Coefficients in Tee and Wye Junctions.” Proc. ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting and 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels (FEDSM2010-ICNMM2010), FEDSM-ICNMM2010-31026.
  • T. Handy, E.C. Lemley, D.V. Papavassiliou and H.J. Neeman, 2009: “Loss Coefficients in Microelbows.” Proc. FEDSM2009 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, paper FEDSM2009-78517.
  • T. Handy, E.C. Lemley, D.V. Papavassiliou and H.J. Neeman, 2009: “Laminar Entrance Length in Microtubes.” Proc. FEDSM2009 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, paper FEDSM2009-78532.
  • T.A. Handy, E.C. Lemley, D.V. Papavassiliou and H.J. Neeman, 2008: “Simulations to Determine Laminar Loss Coefficients for Flow in Circular Ducts with Arbitrary Planar Bifurcation Geometries.” Proc. FEDSM2008 6th ASME Fluids Engineering Summer Conference, paper FEDSM2008-55181.
  • E.C. Lemley, D.V. Papavassiliou and H.J. Neeman, 2007: “Non-Darcy Flow Pore Network Simulation: Development and Validation of a 3D Model.” Proc. FEDSM2007 5th Joint ASME/JSME Fluids Engineering Conference, paper FEDSM2007-37278.
  • E.C. Lemley, D.V. Papavassiliou and H.J. Neeman, 2007: “Simulations to Determine Laminar Loss Coefficients in Arbitrary Planar Dividing Flow Geometries.” Proc. FEDSM2007 5th Joint ASME/JSME Fluids Engineering Conference, paper FEDSM2007-37268.
  • A.G. Striz, B. Kennedy, Z. Siddique and H. Neeman, 2006: “A Roadmap for Moderate Fidelity Conceptual Design with Multilevel Analysis and MDO.” Proc. 47th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 1 - 4 May 2006, Newport RI, AIAA 2006-1619.
  • C. Byun, G.P. Guruswamy, A.L. Huizenga, H.J. Neeman, A.G. Striz, 2005: “High Fidelity Dynamic Analysis of Launch Vehicles on Single-Image Supercomputers.” Proc. 46th  AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference.
  • S. Subramaniyam, H.J. Neeman and A.G. Striz, 2004: “Domain Decomposition in Displacement Based Multi-Level Structural Optimization.” Proc. 10th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference.
  • B.A. Houshmand, H.J. Neeman, and A.G. Striz, 2003: “Displacement Based Multilevel Structural Optimization and High Performance Computing.” Proc. World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 5.
  • H.-W. Lao, H. Neeman and D. Papavassiliou, 2001: “Stochastic Estimation of Porous Medium Properties.” Proc. 3rd International Conference on Computational Technologies for Fluid/Thermal/Chemical Systems with Industrial Applications.
  • H. Neeman, H.-W. Lao, D. Simpson and D. Papavassiliou, 2001: “Multiscale Characterization of Porous Media Properties for Hydrocarbon Reservoir Simulation.” Proc. SPIE Conference on Commercial Applications for High-Performance Computing.
  • H.-W. Lao, H. Neeman and D. V. Papavassiliou, 2001: “Development of a Random Pore Network Simulation for the Estimation of Reservoir Rock Properties, Part I: The Two-Dimensional Case.” Rock Mechanics Institute Research Memorandum Number IAP/III-01-01, University of Oklahoma.
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