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Curriculum Vitae of M. A. Louka


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Name
Maria A. Louka

Address
Department of Informatics and Telecommunications,
Section of Theoretical Informatics,
University of Athens,
Panepistimiopolis, 157 84,
Athens, Greece.

Phone:

+(3210) 7275229

 

+(3210) 7275300

Fax:

+(3210) 7275333

Email:

mlouka@di.uoa.gr

Maria A. Louka is an associate researcher  of the Section of Theoretical Informatics since 2006. Her current interests are in the area of Numerical Linear Algebra and especially in the area of Iterative methods for the numerical solution of large linear algebraic systems of equations. Furthermore, she has occupied with the parallel numerical solution of Partial Differential Equations and their implementation using distributed parallel machines using MPI and GPUs. She is also research assistant of the Parallel Scientific Computing Laboratory (PSCL), Department of Informatics, University of Athens, Greece.


Education

2006 – 2011:

Ph.D. Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, Section of Theoretical Informatics, University of Athens, Greece.

2004 – 2006:

M.Sc. Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, Section of Theoretical Informatics, University of Athens, Greece.

2000 - 2004:

B.Sc. (“Ptychion) Department of Informatics, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece.

1985 - 1990:

B.Sc. (“Ptychion) Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina, Greece.


Positions held

2011 - today

Post Doctor, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, Section of Theoretical

Informatics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

2011 - today

Co-lecturer, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, Section of Theoretical Informatics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

2006-2011:

Teaching assistant, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, Section of

Theoretical Informatics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

1990 - today:

High school teacher in Informatics and Mathematics.

2000 - 2004:

Instructor in Computer Science, Hellenic Naval Academy, Piraeus, Greece.

1999 - 2001:

Instructor in Computer Science, Hellenic Naval School of Cadet Petty Officers, Athens, Greece


Research Interests

                   Parallel Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations

         Parallel Numerical Linear Algebra

         Combinatorial Scientific Computing

         Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics

         Algebraic Graph Theory


Projects

2008 - 2009:

Generalized Iterative methods for the solution of augmented linear systems. (KAPODISTRIAS, 70/4/7852)

2007 - 2008:

Parallel methods for the numerical solution of Partial Differential Equations (KAPODISTRIAS, 70/4/7852)

2004 – 2006:

Distributed Iterative Methods for the Numerical Solution of the Convection Diffusion Equation with applications in numerical weather prediction systems. [poster] (PYTHAGORAS Ι, 70/3/7418)


General

1.    Member of Hellenic Mathematical Society (HMS)

2.    Member of Greek Computer Society

 

 


                  

 Professional Activities and Service

Reviewer: Computers and Mathematics with Applications.

 

 


Teaching

Teaching Assistant in the following graduate courses

 

  1. Numerical Linear Algebra (exercises)

 

Co-lecturer in the following postgraduate courses

 

  1. Scientific Computing (Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations)
  2. Parallel Algorithms

Publications

Publications in Journals      

 

[1] Μ. Α. Louka, N. M. Missirlis and F. I. Tzaferis, The impact of the eigenvalues locality on the convergence behaviour of the PSD method for two-cyclic matrices, Linear Algebra and its Applications, vol. 430, Issues 8-9, pp. 1929-1944, 2009.

 

[2]  Μ. Α. Louka, N. M. Missirlis and F. I. Tzaferis, Is Modified PSD equivalent to Modified SOR for two-cyclic matrices, Linear Algebra and its Applications, vol. 432, pp. 2798–2815, 2010. 

 

[3]  Y. Cotronis, E. Konstadinidis, Μ. Α. Louka and N. M. Missirlis, A comparison of CPU and GPU implementations for solving the Convection Diffusion equation using the local Modified SOR method, Parallel Computing, 2014 (in press).

 

                   

Publications under revision

 

[1] Μ. Α. Louka and N. M. Missirlis, A comparison of the Extrapolated Successive Overrelaxation and the Preconditioned Simultaneous Displacement methods for augmented linear systems.

 

Publications in Conferences

[1]      Μ. Α. Louka and N. M. Missirlis, Generalized Iterative Methods, Conference in Numerical Analysis NumAn2010, Chania, Hellas, September 2010.

[2]      Μ. Α. Louka, N. M. Missirlis and F. I. Tzaferis, The Generalized Extrapolated SOR method for augmented linear systems, Conference in Numerical Analysis NumAn2008, Kalamata, Hellas, September 2008.

 

[3]      Μ. Α. Louka, N. M. Missirlis and F. I. Tzaferis, The Modified Preconditioned Simultaneous Displacement (MPSD) Method for two-cyclic systems, IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization, University of Birmingham, UK, September 2007.

 

[4]      Μ. Α. Louka, N. M. Missirlis and F. I. Tzaferis, The Optimum Preconditioned Simultaneous Displacement Method for 2-cyclic matrices, Conference in Numerical Analysis NumAn2007, Kalamata, Hellas, September 2007.

 

[5]  Y. Cotronis, E. Konstantinidis, M. A. Louka and N. M. Missirlis, Parallel SOR for solving the Convection Diffusion equation using GPUs 

       with CUDA,International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, EuroPar 2012, Rhodes, Hellas.

[6]      Μ. Α. Louka and N. M. Missirlis, Generalized Iterative methods for augmented linear systems, Conference in Numerical Analysis,   

       NumAn2012, Ioannina, Hellas, September 2012.

Ph.D. and M.Sc. Monographs

[1]      Μ. Α. Louka, Iterative Methods for the Numerical Solution of linear systems, Ph.D thesis, 2011

 

[2]      M. A. Louka, Parallel Iterative Methods, M.Sc. thesis, 2005.