List of Publications

Submitted Articles
  1. Shawn Brunsting, Hans De Sterck, Remco Dolman, and Teun van Sprundel, 'GeoTextTagger: High-Precision Location Tagging of Textual Documents using a Natural Language Processing Approach', submitted, 2016. [arXiv link]
  2. H. Xu, H. De Sterck and G. Sanders, 'Fast Multilevel Co-Clustering: Unraveling the Multilevel Overlapping Cluster Structure of Social Network Data', submitted, 2016. [pdf]
Recently Accepted Articles
  1. H. De Sterck and A. Howse, 'Nonlinearly preconditioned optimization on Grassman manifolds for computing approximate Tucker tensor decompositions', SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 38, A997–A1018, 2016. [pdf]
  2. Michael Hynes and Hans De Sterck, 'A polynomial expansion line search for large-scale unconstrained minimization of smooth L2-regularized loss functions, with implementation in Apache Spark', SIAM Data Mining conference, 2016. [arXiv link]
  3. Manda Winlaw, Michael Hynes, Anthony Caterini, and Hans De Sterck, 'Algorithmic Acceleration of Parallel ALS for Collaborative Filtering: Speeding up Distributed Big Data Recommendation in Spark', IEEE ICPADS 2015. [arXiv link] [link to Spark code on github] Best Paper Award at ICPADS 2015
  4. John Lang and Hans De Sterck, 'A Hierarchy of Linear Threshold Models for the Spread of Political Revolutions on Social Networks', Journal of Complex Networks, 2016, doi: 10.1093/comnet/cnv030 (31 pages)[pdf]
  5. John Lang, Daniel Abrams, and Hans De Sterck, 'The influence of societal individualism on a century of tobacco use: modelling the prevalence of smoking', BMC Public Health 15:1280, 2015. [arXiv link] [online version (open access)]
Journal Articles
  1. L. Ivan, H. De Sterck, A. Susanto, and C. P. T. Groth, 'High-Order Central ENO Finite-Volume Scheme for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws on Three-Dimensional Cubed-Sphere Grids', Journal of Computational Physics 282, 157-182, 2015. [pdf]
  2. Hans De Sterck and Manda Winlaw, 'Nonlinearly Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Algorithm for Rank-R Canonical Tensor Approximation', Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications 22, 410-432, 2015. [arXiv link] [matlab code]
  3. John Lang and Hans De Sterck, 'The Arab Spring: A simple compartmental model for the dynamics of a revolution', Mathematical Social Sciences 69, 12-21, 2014. [pdf] [arXiv link]
  4. Yasunori Aoki, Ken Hayami, Hans De Sterck, and Akihiko Konagaya, 'Cluster Newton Method for Sampling Multiple Solutions of an Underdetermined Inverse Problem: Parameter Identification for Pharmacokinetics', SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 36, B14-B44, 2014. [Technical Report NII-2011-002E]
  5. Lucian Ivan, Hans De Sterck, Scott A. Northrup, and Clinton P. T. Groth, 'Multi-dimensional finite-volume scheme for hyperbolic conservation laws on three-dimensional solution- adaptive cubed-sphere grids', Journal of Computational Physics 255, 205-227, 2013. [pdf]
  6. Andree Susanto, Lucian Ivan, Hans De Sterck, and Clinton P. T. Groth, 'High-Order Central ENO Finite-Volume Scheme for Ideal MHD', Journal of Computational Physics 250, 141-164, 2013. [pdf]
  7. Hans De Sterck and Killian Miller, 'An adaptive algebraic multigrid algorithm for low-rank canonical tensor decomposition', SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 35, B1-B24, 2013. [pdf] [arXiv link]
  8. Yasunori Aoki and Hans De Sterck, 'Numerical Study of Unbounded Capillary Surfaces', Pacific Journal of Mathematics, Pacific Journal of Mathematics 267, 1-34, 2014.
  9. Hans De Sterck, 'Steepest Descent Preconditioning for Nonlinear GMRES Optimization', Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications 20, 453-471, 2013. [pdf] [matlab code]
  10. Hans De Sterck and Minghua Lin, 'Some majorization inequalities for coneigenvalues', Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra 23, 669-677, 2012. [pdf]
  11. Hans De Sterck, 'A Nonlinear GMRES Optimization Algorithm for Canonical Tensor Decomposition', SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 34, A1351-A1379, 2012. [pdf] [matlab code]
  12. Hans De Sterck, 'A Self-learning Algebraic Multigrid Method for Extremal Singular Triplets and Eigenpairs', SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 34, A2092-A2117, 2012. [pdf] [arXiv link]
  13. Yuan Wang, Hans De Sterck, and Roger Melko, 'Generalized Monte Carlo loop algorithm for two-dimensional frustrated Ising models', Physical Review E 85, 036704, 2012. [pdf]
  14. Chen Zhang and Hans De Sterck, 'HBaseSI: Multi-row Distributed Transactions with Global Strong Snapshot Isolation on Clouds', Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience 12, 209-226, 2011. [pdf]
  15. Hans De Sterck, Killian Miller, Eran Treister and Irad Yavneh, 'Fast multilevel methods for Markov chains', Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications 18, 961-980, 2011. [pdf]
  16. Yasunori Aoki and Hans De Sterck, 'Augmented High Order Finite Volume Element Method for Elliptic PDEs in Non-smooth Domains: Convergence Study', Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 235, 5177-5187, 2011. [pdf]
  17. Hans De Sterck, Killian Miller, and Geoffrey Sanders, 'Iterant recombination with one-norm minimization for multilevel Markov chain algorithms via the ellipsoid method', Computing and Visualization in Science 14, 51-65, 2011. [pdf]
  18. Hans De Sterck, Van Emden Henson, and Geoffrey Sanders, 'Multilevel Aggregation Methods for Small-World Graphs with Application to Random-Walk Ranking', Computing and Informatics 30, 1001-1022, 2011. [pdf]
  19. Scott Rostrup and Hans De Sterck, 'Parallel Hyperbolic PDE Simulation on Clusters: Cell versus GPU', Computers Physics Communications 181, 2164-2179, 2010. [pdf]
  20. H. De Sterck, K. Miller, G. Sanders, and M. Winlaw, 'Recursively Accelerated Multilevel Aggregation for Markov Chains', SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 32, 1652-1671, 2010. [pdf]
  21. H. De Sterck, K. Miller, T. Manteuffel, and G. Sanders, 'Top-Level Acceleration of Adaptive Algebraic Multilevel Methods for Steady-State Solution to Markov Chains', Advances in Computational Mathematics 35, 375-403, 2010. [pdf]
  22. Tiffany Inglis, Hans De Sterck, Geoffrey Sanders, Haig Djambazian, Robert Sladek, Saravanan Sundararajan, and Thomas J. Hudson, 'Multilevel Space-Time Aggregation for Bright Field Cell Microscopy Segmentation and Tracking', International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, vol. 2010, Article ID 582760, 21 pages, doi:10.1155/2010/582760, 2010. [pdf] [html]
  23. Ryan Kennedy, Manuel E. Lladser, Zhiyuan Wu, Chen Zhang, Michael Yarus, Hans De Sterck, and Rob Knight, 'Natural and Artificial RNAs Occupy the Same Restricted Region of Sequence Space', RNA, 16: 280-289, 2010. [pdf] [html]
  24. Hans De Sterck, Thomas. A. Manteuffel, Stephen F. McCormick, Killian Miller, John Ruge, and Geoffrey Sanders, 'Algebraic multigrid for Markov chains', SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 32, 544-562, 2010. [pdf]
  25. Hans De Sterck, Thomas A. Manteuffel, Stephen F. McCormick, Killian Miller, James Pearson, John Ruge, and Geoffrey Sanders, 'Smoothed aggregation multigrid for Markov chains', SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 32, 40-61, 2010. [pdf]
  26. Shawn Andrews, Hans De Sterck, Stephen Inglis, and Roger G. Melko, 'Monte Carlo study of degenerate groundstates and residual entropy in a frustrated honeycomb lattice Ising model', Physical Review E 79, 041127-1 to 041127-12, 2009. [arXiv link] [pdf]
  27. Hans De Sterck, Scott Rostrup and Feng Tian, 'A Fast and Accurate Algorithm for Computing Radial Transonic Flows', J. Computational and Applied Mathematics 223, 916-928, 2009. [pdf]
  28. Hans De Sterck, Thomas A. Manteuffel, Stephen F. McCormick, Quoc Nguyen, and John Ruge, `Multilevel adaptive aggregation for Markov chains, with application to web ranking', SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 30, 2235-2262, 2008. [pdf]
  29. Hans De Sterck, Robert D. Falgout, Josh Nolting, and Ulrike Meier Yang, 'Distance-two interpolation for parallel algebraic multigrid', Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications 15, 115-139, 2008. [pdf]
  30. Hans De Sterck, Thomas A. Manteuffel, Stephen F. McCormick, Josh Nolting, John Ruge, and Lei Tang, `Efficiency-based h- and hp-refinement strategies for finite element methods', Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications 15, 89-114, 2008. [pdf]
  31. Hans De Sterck, 'Critical point analysis of transonic flow profiles with heat conduction', SIAM J. Appl. Dyn. Syst. 6, 645-662, 2007. [pdf]
  32. Hans De Sterck, Ulrike Meier Yang, and Jeffrey J. Heys, `Reducing Complexity in Parallel Algebraic Multigrid Preconditioners', SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications 27, 1019-1039, 2006. [pdf]
  33. H. De Sterck, T. J. Manteuffel, S. F. McCormick, and L. Olson, `Numerical Conservation Properties of H(div)-Conforming Least-Squares Finite Element Methods for the Burgers Equation', SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 26, 1573-1597, 2005. [pdf]
  34. Feng Tian, Owen B. Toon, Alexander A. Pavlov, and H. De Sterck, `A Hydrogen-Rich Early Earth Atmosphere', Science 308, 1014-1017, 2005. [pdf]
  35. Feng Tian, Owen B. Toon, Alexander A. Pavlov, and H. De Sterck, `Transonic Hydrodynamic Escape of Hydrogen from Extrasolar Planetary Atmospheres', Astrophysical Journal 621, 1049-1060, 2005. [pdf]
  36. Rob Knight, Hans De Sterck, Rob Markel, Sandra Smit, Alexander Oshmyansky, and Michael Yarus, `Abundance of correctly folded RNA motifs in sequence space, calculated on computational grids', Nucleic Acids Research 33, 5924-5935, 2005. [html] [pdf]
  37. H. De Sterck, T. J. Manteuffel, S. F. McCormick, and L. Olson, `Least--Squares Finite Element Methods and Algebraic Multigrid Solvers for Linear Hyperbolic PDEs', SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 26, 31-54, 2004. [pdf]
  38. C. Michler, H. De Sterck, and H. Deconinck, `An Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian Formulation for Residual Distribution Schemes on Moving Grids', Computers and Fluids 32(1), 59, 2003. [pdf]
  39. H. De Sterck, A. Csik, D. Vanden Abeele, S. Poedts, and H. Deconinck, `Stationary two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic flows with shocks: characteristic analysis and grid convergence study', J. Comput. Phys. 166, 28, 2001. [pdf]
  40. H. De Sterck, `Hyperbolic theory of the shallow water magnetohydrodynamics equations', Phys. Plasmas 8, 3293, 2001. [pdf]
  41. H. De Sterck and S. Poedts, `Disintegration and reformation of intermediate shock segments in three-dimensional MHD bow shock flows', J. Geophys. Res. 106, 30,023, 2001. [pdf]
  42. J. De Keyser, H. De Sterck, M. Roth, and S. Poedts , `Magnetically dominated solar wind in the inner heliosphere', Space Sci. Rev. 97, 201, 2001. [pdf]
  43. H. De Sterck and S. Poedts, `Intermediate shocks in three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic bow shock flows with multiple interacting shock fronts', Phys. Rev. Lett. 84 (24), 5524, 2000. [pdf]
  44. H. De Sterck and S. Poedts, `Stationary slow shocks in the magnetosheath for solar wind conditions with beta<2/gamma: Three-dimensional MHD simulations', J. Geophys. Res. 104 (A10), 22,401, 1999. [pdf]
  45. H. De Sterck, B. C. Low, and S. Poedts, `Characteristic analysis of a complex two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic bow shock flow with steady compound shocks', Phys. Plasmas 6 (3), 954-969, 1999. [pdf]
  46. H. De Sterck and S. Poedts, `Field-aligned magnetohydrodynamic bow shock flows in the switch-on regime. Parameter study of the flow around a cylinder and results for the axi-symmetrical flow over a sphere', Astron. Astrophys. 343, 641-649, 1999. [pdf]
  47. H. De Sterck, B. C. Low, and S. Poedts, `Complex magnetohydrodynamic bow shock topology in field-aligned low-beta flow around a perfectly conducting cylinder', Phys. Plasmas} 5 (11), 4015-4027, 1998. [pdf]
    Recipient of the 1999 UCAR Outstanding Publication Award
  48. H. De Sterck, S. Poedts, and J.P. Goedbloed, `Dynamics of hot filaments in a tokamak plasma', J. Plasma Physics 59/2, 277-302, 1998. [pdf]
Selected Refereed Proceedings Articles
  1. L. Ivan, H. De Sterck, and C. Groth, (2014) 'A Fourth-Order Solution-Adaptive CENO Scheme for Space-Physics Flows on Three-Dimensional Multi-Block Cubed-Sphere Grids', in Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Toronto, Canada, June 2014. [pdf]
  2. L. Ivan, A. Susanto, H. De Sterck, and C. Groth, (2012) 'High-Order Central ENO Finite-Volume Scheme for MHD on Three-Dimensional Cubed-Sphere Grids', Seventh International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ICCFD7), Hawaii, July 2012. [pdf]
  3. L. Ivan, H. De Sterck, S. Northrup, and C. Groth, (2011) 'Three-Dimensional MHD on Cubed-Sphere Grids: Parallel Solution-Adaptive Simulation Framework', AIAA CFD Conference 2011. [pdf]
  4. L. Ivan, S. Northrup, C. Groth, and H. De Sterck, (2010) 'Adaptive Cubed-Sphere Simulation Framework for Space-Physics Flows', in Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, London, Ontario, Canada, May 17-19, 2010. [pdf]
  5. Chen Zhang and Hans De Sterck, 'CloudBATCH: A Batch Job Queuing System on Clouds with Hadoop and HBase', Second IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom 2010), Nov 30 - Dec 3, 2010, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. (acceptance rate 24%)
  6. Chen Zhang and Hans De Sterck, 'Supporting Multi-row Distributed Transactions with Global Snapshot Isolation Using Bare-bones HBase', 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Grid Computing (Grid 2010), October 25-29, 2010, Brussels, Belgium. (acceptance rate 23%)
  7. Chen Zhang and Hans De Sterck, 'CloudWF: A Computational Workflow System for Clouds Based on Hadoop', CloudCom 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5931, 393-404, 2009. (acceptance rate 24%)
  8. Chen Zhang, Hans De Sterck, Ashraf Aboulnaga, Haig Djambazian, and Rob Sladek, 'Case Study of Scientific Data Processing on a Cloud Using Hadoop', HPCS 2009.
  9. Scott Rostrup and Hans De Sterck, 'Hybrid MPI-Cell Parallelism for Hyperbolic PDE Simulation on a Cell Processor Cluster', HPCS 2009.
  10. H. De Sterck, R.S. Markel, and R. Knight, `A lightweight, scalable grid computing framework for parallel bioinformatics applications', 19th International Symposium on High Performance Computing Systems and Applications, IEEE, 251-257, 2005. [pdf]
  11. H. De Sterck, R.S. Markel, T. Pohl, and U. Ruede, `A lightweight Java Taskspaces framework for scientific computing on computational grids', Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Track on Parallel and Distributed Systems and Networking, 1024-1030, 2003. [pdf]
  12. G. Bartholomeeusen, H. De Sterck, and G. C.~Sills, `Nonconvex flux functions and compound shock waves in sediment beds', proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems, 347--356, 2003. [pdf]
  13. H. De Sterck, `Multi-Dimensional Upwind Constrained Transport on Unstructured Grids for `Shallow Water' Magnetohydrodynamics', AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Paper 2001-2623. [pdf]
  14. A. Csik, H. De Sterck, B. van der Holst, H. Deconinck, and S. Poedts, `Parallel Residual Distribution Solver for the Ideal 3D MHD Equations: Applications to Flows in Space Physics', AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Paper 2001-2622.
  15. H. De Sterck and S. Poedts, `Overcompressive shocks and compound shocks in 2D and 3D magnetohydrodynamic flows', invited paper in Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems: Theory, Numerics, Applications, Int. Series of Numerical Mathematics 141, 791, 2001. [pdf]
  16. H. De Sterck, H. Deconinck, S. Poedts, and D. Roose, `A bow shock flow containing (almost) all types of (`exotic') MHD discontinuities', Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems: Theory, Numerics, Applications, Int. Series of Numerical Mathematics 129, 195, 1999. [pdf]
Book Chapters
  1. Hans De Sterck, Rob Markel, and Rob Knight, `TaskSpaces: A Software Framework for Parallel Bioinformatics on Computational Grids', Chapter in textbook `Parallel Computing for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology', A. Zomaya, editor, John Wiley and Sons, 651-669, 2006. [pdf]
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