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[Nicolas Vera]
Nicolás Vera

Title: Technical Apprentice
Dates: September 1994 - Present
Office: Geometry Center, Room 515
Phone: (612) 626-8307
E-mail: veran@geom.umn.edu
Personal Homepage: http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/~veran/

Activities at the Geometry Center

Nicolas develops scientific computation and visualization tools for research in applied mathematics. His projects involve research in dynamical systems, scientific computing, and visualization. Currently he is working on the Pisces Project.

His contribution to Pisces includes developing and implementing numerical continuation algorithms for computing the level sets of curves and surfaces of implicitly defined functions:

In addition, Nicolas is the Center's Macintosh system administrator. This work involves installing and updating software on each computer, and also helping staff and visitors on the use of this software.


Nicolas graduated in 1990 from the University of Toronto, Canada, with a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. For his thesis, he developed software to visualize flow fields in a computational fluid dynamics model of blood flow.

From 1990 to 1993 he worked at the Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto on several biomedical visualization projects. Since then, he has continued to pursue his interests in scientific computation and visualization and joined the research staff of the Geometry Center in September of 1994.


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