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ABOUT MY CONSULTANCY

I am a computational engineering consultant that helps scientists, engineers, and business leaders to develop computational solutions to solve complex problems.

History: My business originally began in 1996 with a contract from Propellum Advanced Marine Propulsion in Sweden. From 1996 to 2005 most of my research was confined to computational fluid dynamics – specifically related to using computer simulations (e.g. Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes [RANS], Direct Numerical Simulation [DNS], Vortex particle simulations, etc.) coupled with some novel data mining/analysis techniques as a means to understand the physics of complex fluid phenomena.

Mission: As computational science and engineering has matured, more scientists and engineers are now looking to computers as means to conduct research, design, and analysis. This has resulted in a growing need to support scientists and engineers who are familiar with their own particular scientific discipline, but are less familiar with how to conduct research using a cluster, supercomputer, or a cloud platform. Therefore, since 2005, I have broadened the scope of my services to the general area of scientific computing. My specific mission is to provide a bridge of computational support between the cluster/supercomputer/cloud to the scientist/engineer.

Services: Typically, I either develop custom software solutions for clients, or modify and use existing software to perform computational simulations (including preprocessing, postprocessing, and analysis). The end product of my work is typically either a technical report, a conference paper, or a peer-reviewed journal article. Since the common denominator in all the work that I do is typically a cluster or supercomputer, I also provide a number of hardware-related services related to cluster design and administration. Finally, I have conducted several custom-designed training workshops on a variety of highly-specialized topics ranging anywhere from "How to perform ducted propulsor simulations" to "Linux Kernel Programming". All my consulting services are specifically itemized in the table below. If I can be of any assistance to you or your company, please feel free to contact me by e-mail at . Public profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/whbrewer. Psalm 115:1

Wesley H. Brewer, Ph.D.

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Areas of research/consulting

  • Computational Fluid/Hydro/Gas Dynamics (CFD)
  • Computational Design Optimization (CDO)
  • Bioinformatics (esp. Computational Genetics)
  • Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP)
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Storm tracking and analysis
  • Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR)
  • Scientific visualization and data mining
  • Computational Biomimetics
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)

HPC/Cloud/Distributed computing

  • Custom cluster design & construction
  • HPC application development (Fortran 90, Python, C, Java)
  • Cluster administration (Bash, Tcsh, Perl)
  • Web portal interface development (Python, Javascript, Perl, PHP, MySQL)
  • Parallel software development (MPI)
  • Linux kernel programming (C)
  • Scientific Software-as-a-service (SaaS, Python, Ruby on Rails)

Software

Development: Usage:

Sponsors/Clients/Partners

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Government:
Industry:

Awards

  • Technology Review Journal Best Paper Award 2004
  • Keynote paper on numerical cavitation - 2003 ASME Summer Fluids Engineering Division Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Mississippi State University Certificate for "outstanding contributions in research", May 2002
  • Certificate of achievement for "exemplary performance and service" USN, 1996
  • Certificate of special act in "recognition of distinctive performance" USN, 1996
  • First place CAD design, International SAE Aero Competition, 1993.
  • Inducted into Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, 1993.

Testimonials

  • "Wesley is a highly competent and hard working numerical analyst with talents and expertise in an amazing variety of fields. His primary area of competence is in computational fluid dynamics, but he displays strong numerical modeling talent across several other disciplines. " Dr. John Baumgardner, developer of Terra mantle convection model, and Mendel's Accountant, also considered "the world's preeminent expert in the design of computer models for geophysical convection" by U.S. News and World Report
  • "It has been wonderful working with you. You have demonstrated excellent technical skill, initiative, and participation as a partner to this research." Dr. Larry Vardiman, Meteorologist, Editor of Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth, Author of Ice Cores and the Age of the Earth, and Over the Edge