Wesley Jones

Group Manager and Principal Scientist


Wes Jones is a senior scientist and the group manager of the Scientific Computing Group in the Computational Science Center. He has cross-cutting expertise in high performance computing and analysis systems, computational science, applied mathematics and computing, scientific and technical data management, informatics and computational statistics, scientific visualization, and scientific and technical collaboration.

Research Interests

Applied mathematics

Line and project management

Mentoring, team building, and growth

Software development


Postdoctoral Fellow, Massively Parallel Computing in Oceanography, Florida State University (1994-1995)

Ph.D., Physics, Dartmouth College (1994)

B.A., Physics and Russian, Grinnell College (1989)

Professional Experience

Performance Engineer, SGI (1995-2002)

Postdoctoral Associate, Florida State University (1994-1995)

Featured Work

A Note on the Virtual Crystal Approach to Alloy Optimization, Journal of Computational Physics (2009)

Expressing High-Throughput Data in a Restructurable, Integrated Form for Knowledge Extraction, Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Information & Knowledge Engineering (2008)

Tools for Expressing and Exploring Combinatorial Data, Materials Research Society Meeting (2007)

A Projection-based Multiscale Optimization Method for Eigenvalue Problems, Journal of Global Optimization (2006)

Surface Passivation Optimization Using DIRECT, Journal of Computational Physics (2007)