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Francis Xavier Giraldo

Applied Mathematics
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-2293


Princeton University, BSE 1987
University of Virginia, PhD 1995
Research Interests
Spectral Element and Discontinuous Galerkin Methods
Domain Decomposition Methods and Parallel Computing
Time-Integrators, Adaptive Methods
Teaching Interests
Numerical Analysis
Numerical Methods for PDEs
Fluid Dynamics
Scientific Computing


  • 2007 - Carl E. and Jesse W. Menneken Award for Excellence in Scientific Research, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2001 - Alan Berman Research Prize

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • Board Member, National Unified Operational Prediction Capability
  • Member, SIAM
  • Member, SIAM-Geosciences
  • Member, Sigma Xi
  • 2016 Board Member, Earth System Prediction Capability HPC Group