Lorena A. Barba group


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Computational nanoplasmonics in the quasistatic limit for biosensing applications

Preprint: arXiv 1812.10722 Dec. 31, 2018. Submitted: Dec. 31, 2018; Jan. 20, 2019; Mar. 20, 2019. Accepted: Nov. 1. Published: Dec. 16, 2019. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.100.063305 Abstract This work uses the long-wavelength limit to compute LSPR response of biosensors, expanding the open-source PyGBe code to compute the extinction cross-section of metallic nanoparticles in the presence of any target... Continue »

Reproducible workflow on a public cloud for computational fluid dynamics

Submitted: April 18, 2019. Preprint: arXiv 1904.07981 Revised: Aug. 22. Accepted: Sep. 4. Published: Sep. 17, 2019 DOI 10.1109/MCSE.2019.2941702 Abstract In a new effort to make our research transparent and reproducible by others, we developed a workflow to run and share computational studies on the public cloud Microsoft Azure. It uses Docker containers to create an... Continue »

New Report: Reproducibility and Replicability in Science

Prof. Barba is a co-author of the National Academies study report on "Reproducibility and Replicability in Science." The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) carried out this study on commission from the National Science Foundation, with additional sponsorship from the Sloan Foundation. This report presents the consensus of the committee and is the result... Continue »

Prof. Barba among the finalists for Bender Teaching Award

Prof. Barba was one of the finalists for the Morton A. Bender Teaching Award—five other faculty from across the university received this maximum honor for excellence in teaching at the university. For Prof. Barba, it was close! See the Faculty Awards program in PDF (her mention on page 5)

Boeing Distinguished Colloquium, University of Washington

Prof. Barba gave a Boeing Distinguished Colloquium at the Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Washington, Seattle. Her talk was titled "A Tale of Three Codes—How the sausage is made in computational research."  Abstract: Relating the story of three research codes we’re working on in my lab, I will illustrate the sometimes tortuous progress of... Continue »

Open Source Software Policy Options for NASA Earth and Space Sciences

Prof. Barba is a co-author of the National Academies study report "Open Source Software Policy Options for NASA Earth and Space Sciences," presented to NASA on Sept. 21, 2018. The report is outcome from several in-person meetings, dozens of submitted white papers, and months of collaborative writing. The set of recommendations issued by the committee are... Continue »