Osman Yasar is a professor and chair of the computational science department at SUNY College at Brockport. He established the first undergradute program in computational science in the United States. He was a staff scientist at the Center for Computational Sciences at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1994 to 1998. Prior to his ORNL experience, he helped establish a parallel computing laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990 and served as a research scientist and lab director until 1994. Dr. Yasar worked closely with the Engine Research Center at UW-Madison. He taught Applied Math and Physics at both Inonu University and Hacettepe University in Turkey prior coming to the USA. His area of interest is computational fluid and particle dynamics, engine combustion modeling, parallel computing, plasma and radiation hydrodynamics, and adaptive mesh refinement.
Dr. Yasar received a diverse educational background in Engineering Physics (Ph.D,1989), Computer Sciences (MS,1989), and Nuclear Engineering (MS, 1988) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to his arrival at Wisconsin in 1986, he had received an educational background (MS-1982, BS-1980) in Physics from Hacettepe University-Ankara/Turkey.
He served as Publication Manager, Conference Chair, Vice-Chair, and General Chairman of the Intel Supercomputer Users' Group (ISUG) in the past, and currently is the Advisory Chair of ISUG. He served as the Chairman of the High Performance Computing Users (HPCU) Group/Society, a Guest Editor to J. Computers and Mathematics, and an organizer of the High Performance Computing Simulation conference. He is a member of Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Society of Computer Simulation (SCS), and American Physics Society.