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Projects in 2009–2010

CareFusion: Modeling Fluid Transport in Subcutaneous Tissue

Rachel Levy

CareFusion is a leading manufacturer of IV pumps. The goal of this project is to provide CareFusion with information about fluid flow in subcutaneous tissue. The project has had three foci: (1) to conduct in vitro experiments on fluid flow in non-living tissue, (2) to further develop two mathematical models of fluid flow in tissue from the Clinic project last year, and (3) to design a protocol for in vivo experiments to validate and inform these models.


  • Chris Fathauer
  • Ben Goldenberg (Project Manager)
  • Simon Just
  • Daniel Patterson

Los Alamos National Laboratory: A Multi-Criteria Optimization Model for Trade-Offs Between Services and Costs in Computer Support Services

Talithia Williams

The Department of Computer Services (DCS) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) provides computer support to a variety of computing environments. Different organizations within the lab require different levels of computer support. DCS has tasked us with quantifying the difference between these organizations, based on information regarding an organization's current computing environment and level of received support. A statistical model, measuring the complexity of these computing environments, has been developed, allowing the adequate distribution of computing support to organization at LANL.


  • Patrick O'Toole
  • Kaylin Spitz (Project Manager)
  • Will Terry
  • David Zitter

Southwest Research Institute: Application of Iterative Blind Deconvolution Algorithms

Weiqing Gu
Hank Krieger

Blind image deconvolution is an important area of research for the reconstruction of images that contain both blurring and noise, such as images of objects in outer space taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. We present the mathematics behind this process and discuss two software packages that tackle this problem, Pixon and AIDA. In particular, we will discuss our work with AIDA, and the additions we have made to the existing algorithm.


  • Jeffrey Burkert
  • Bryce Lampe
  • Taiki Sakai (Project Manager)
  • Jason Wyman