• Omar Knio, Ph.D. Omar Knio, Ph.D. Deputy Director,  KAUST Strategic Research Initiative, Uncertainty Quantification CenterProfessor of Applied Mathematics and Computational Science

Selected Publications

  • Multiscale stochastic preconditioners in non-intrusive spectral projection
    A. Alenxanderian, O.P. Le Maître, H.N. Najm, M. Iskandarani, O.M. Knio
    J. Sci. Comput. 50, 306-340., (2012)
  • Global Sensitivity Analysis in Ocean Global Circulation Models: A Sparse Spectral Projection Ap- proach
    A. Alexanderian, J. Winokur, I. Sraj, A. Srinivasan, M. Iskandarani, W.C. Thacker, O. Knio
    Comput. Geosci. 16, 757-778., (2012)
  • Spectral Methods for Uncertainty Quantification
    O.P. Le Maître, O.M. Knio
    Springer, (2010)
  • Modeling low Mach number reacting flow with detailed chemistry and transport
    H.N. Najm, O.M. Knio
    J. Sci. Computing 25, 263-287., (2005)
  • Multi-resolution analysis of Wiener-type uncertainty propagation schemes
    O. Le Maître, O.M. Knio, R.G. Ghanem, H.N. Najm
    J. Comput. Phys. 197, 502-531., (2004)

Education Profile

  • ​​Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 1990.
  • S.M. in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 1986.
  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut, June 1984.

Professional Profile

  • July 2012 – present: Edmund T. Pratt Jr. Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University
  • May 2012 – present: Visiting Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • March 2012 – present: Deputy Director, SRI Center for Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Science and Engineering, KAUST
  • July 2011 - June 2012: Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, DU
  • July 2011 – present: Director, Uncertainty and Risk Thrust, DU
  • July 2012 – present: Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • May 2001 – June 2012:  Professor of Mechanical Engineering, JHU.
  • July 1998 – May 2001: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, JHU
  • Dec. 1991 – June 1998: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, JHU
  • Jun. 1990 – Apr. 1991: Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T.

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • American Physical Society

Awards

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award, Humboldt Foundation, 2003.
  • R&D 100 Award, 2005.
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, American University of Beirut, 2005.

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​SRI – Center for Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Science and Engineering
  • Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University