**Donna Calhoun**

Associate Professor

Department of Mathematics (MG241A)

Boise State University

1910 University Dr.

Boise, ID 83725-1555

208 426-3386 (tel) 208 426-1356 (fax)

e-mail : donnacalhoun[at]boisestate.edu

### Research interests

My research areas of interest include

- Numerical algorithm development for finite volume methods on Cartesian, adaptive meshes
- Numerical methods for solving partial differential equations
on non-Euclidean surfaces (e.g. sphere).
- High performance computing, including massive parallel computing using MPI, and fine grain parallelism on GPUs
- Applications in natural hazards modeling, including depth-averaged modeling for tsunamis and overland flooding, transport models for volcanic ash transport and compressible flows for combustion, including wildfire modeling.
- Scientific software development. I am the main developer of ForestClaw, a parallel, adaptive library for finite volume methods on Cartesian grids

Publications

ForestClaw software

Research website

### Teaching - Current semester

Spring 2022

### Teaching - Previous Semesters

Fall 2021

Spring 2021

Fall 2020

Spring 2020

Fall 2019

[Last Updated: August, 2020]