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Joe F. Thompson Ph.D.
William L. Giles Emeritus Distinguished Professor

Office:back to top
DoD PET Center, HPC2
P. O. Box 9627
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: 662.325.7299
Email: joe@pet.msstate.edu

1971 Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Ph.D.
1963 Aerospace Engineering, Mississippi State University, M.S.
1961 Physics, Mississippi State University "Highest Honors", B.S.

Joe F. Thompson joined the Aerospace Engineering faculty at Mississippi State University in 1964. He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering as an NSF Science Faculty Fellow from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1971.


National Committeesback to top

President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC)
(1997-2001)
Networking and Information Technology Technical Advisory Group
of PCAST.
DOE Climate Change Prediction Program Advisory Committee
Keynote Committee Chair, Supercomputing 2000
Program Committee, Supercomputing ’96
Program Committee, Supercomputing ’94
HPC Challenge Judge, Supercomputing ’96
HPC Challenge Judge, Supercomputing ’95
NSF Gateway Engineering Education Coalition Review Team (1994-1997)
NSF Supercomputer Centers Program Plan Review Panel (1994-1995)
National Research Council Associates Panel (1985-1995)
Army Research Laboratory Technical Advisory Board (1993-1995)
Department of Energy Applied Mathematics Review Panel (1994)
Department of Energy Advanced Biotechnology Initiative Panel (1994)
AIAA Fluid Mechanics Technical Committee (1978-1980)

Teaching Areasback to top
  • Numerical Grid Generation
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
Research Areasback to top
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Numerical Grid Generation
Funding Agenciesback to top
  • National Science Foundation
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Lockheed
  • General Electric
  • TRW
  • Calspan
  • US. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
  • Pratt-Whitney
  • Mobil
  • Boeing
  • General Motors
  • DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program
Books/Chaptersback to top
  • Thompson, J. F., Soni, B. K., Weatherhill, N. (Eds.) Handbook for Grid Generation, CRC Press, 1999.
  • Tucker, A. (Ed.) Handbook for Computer Science and Engineering (Editorial Board, Editor for Computational Science Section), CRC Press, 1997.
  • Pilkington, T. C., Loftis, B., Thompson, J. F., Et al. (Eds.) High Performance Computing in Biomedical Research, CRC Press, 1992.
  • Sengupta, S., Hauser, J., Eisenman, P. R. Thompson, J. F., (Eds.), Numerical Grid Generation in Computational Fluid Dynamics '88, Pineridge Press, 1988.
  • Thompson, J. F., Warsi, Z. U. A., Mastin, C. W., Numerical Grid Generation: Foundations and Applications, North-Holland, 1985. (Available on the Web at www.erc.msstate.edu)
  • Thompson, J. F. (Ed.), Numerical Grid Generation, North-Holland, 1982.
Select Journal Publicationsback to top
  • Thompson, J.F., "Introduction to 'Numerical Solution of the Quasilinear Poisson Equation in a Nonuniform Triangle Mesh'," Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 135, pp. 126-127, 1997.
  • Thompson, J.F., "The Experts Have Spoken. Who will Listen?", Computers in Physics, Volume 10, No. 2, p.101, March-April 1996.
  • Chrisochodies, N., Fox, G., and Thompson, J. F., "Menus-PGG: A Mapping Environment for Unstructured and Structured Numerical Parallel Grid Generation," Contemporary Mathematics, Volume 10, No. 2, p. 101. March-April 1996.
  • Donohoe, J.P., Jiang, M.Y., Thompson, J.F., and Miller, D.B., "Computational Simulation of Electric Fields Surrounding Power Transmission and Distribution Lines," The Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal, Volume 8, No. 2, pp. 4-16, 1993.
Select Conference Proceedingsback to top
  • Thompson, J.F.,"Grid Tracks", Computational Aerodynamcis: Past, Present & Future(Honoring the 60th Birthday of Dr. Paul Rubbert), Seattle, WA, September 1997.
  • Thompson, J.F., Testimony, "Hearing on the Next Generation Internet Initiative," Before the Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC, September 1997.
  • Thompson, J.F., "Visualization: A National Perspective," ICASE/LaRC Symposium on Visualizing Time-Varying Data, Williamburg, VA, September 1995.
Honors and Awardsback to top
  • Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi.
  • Faculty Achievement Award for Service, Mississippi State University, 1996.
  • Career Achievement Award, College of Engineering, Mississippi State University, 1993.
  • AIAA Aerodynamics Award, 1992.
  • Commanders Award for Public Service, Department of the Army, 1992.
  • HEADWAE Award from Mississippi Legislature, 1989.
  • Outstanding faculty Award, College of Engineering, Mississippi State University, 1998.
  • Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching and Research, Mississippi State Univeristy, 1975.
  • ASEE Southeastern Research Unit Award for Research, 1975.
Professional Membershipsback to top
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics(AIAA), Associate Fellow
  • International Society of Grid Generation
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society
  • Mississippi State Academy of Sciences
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