Rio Yokota, PhD


About the speaker

Rio Yokota obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Keio University, Japan, in 2009. He then joined the group of Prof Lorena Barba as a postdoc at the University of Bristol (Department of Mathematics), and is due to continue his postdoc with Prof Barba in Boston University from Fall 2010.

Dr  Yokota was a co-author of the paper that won the Gordon Bell prize (price/performance) at the Supercomputing Conference 2009, with work carried out on GPUs. His research interests span:

  • computational fluid dynamics and turbulence
  • particle methods for fluid simulation
  • fast algorithms including the fast multipole method, and
  • high-performance computing using graphics processors (GPUs)

Sample publications

  • PetRBF—A parallel O(N) algorithm for radial basis function interpolation”, Rio Yokota, L. A. Barba, M. G. Knepley, Comput. Meth. Appl. Mech. Eng. Vol. 199(25–28): 1793–1804 (2010) [doi:10.1016/j.cma.2010.02.008]
  • Comparing vortex methods and finite difference methods in a homogeneous shear flow, Rio Yokota, S. Obi, Int. J. Num. Meth. Fluids, Vol. 63(7): 828–846 (2009) [doi:10.1002/fld.2102]