Russell J. Hewett
computational scientist
blacksburg, VA
I am Assistant Professor of Mathematics and affiliate faculty in Computational Modeling and Data Analytics (CMDA) at Virginia Tech. My research interests are in inverse problems at extreme scale, with focus at the intersection of physically constrained inverse problems, deep learning, and highperformance computing. More broadly, I am also interested computational science & engineering, optimization, and numerical computing. I am available for consulting.
Prior to joining Virginia Tech, I was a research scientist and project manager in computational geoscience, machine learning, highperformance computing, and numerical methods in Houston, TX. Before that, I was a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I was a member of the Imaging and Computing Group in the department of mathematics.
Outside of research and teaching, my primary focus is spending time with my family, woodworking, hiking, cycling, golf, and panoramic photography. I have visted a large number of National Parks, National Monuments, etc.
Interests
 Inverse Problems & Deep Learning
 Highperformance Computing
 Computational Science & Engineering
 Geoscience and Space Physics
 Computational Photography
Education

PostDoc in Applied Mathematics, 20112014
Massachussets Institute of Technology

PhD in Computer Science, 2011
University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

BS *in honors* in Computer Science, 2005
Virginia Tech