shankerMICDE Seminar: Balasubramaniam Shanker

Balasubramaniam Shanker is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University. Before coming to MSU in 2002, he was an assistant professor at Iowa State University from 1999-2002, and a visiting assistant professor at University of Illinois at Urbana from 1996-1999. He did postdoctorial research at Iowa State University, and has an M.S. and Ph.D from Pennsylvania State University. He also holds a B.S. from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Electromagnetics on subdivision surfaces

2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 8
Cooley G906

Computation of electromagnetic scattering from complex objects is typically accomplished as follows: (i) obtain a discrete representation of the geometry using standard meshing tools, (ii) define a basis set on the discrete geometry, and (iii) solve the resulting system of equations. Meshes used in the analysis are typically piecewise flat or locally higher order and continuous only interior to patches. This stands in stark contrast to powerful surface descriptions developed in the computer graphics community which entail higher order geometry processing that results in surfaces that are C2 everywhere or almost everywhere. In this talk, we will explore the exploitation of these features with the context of electromagnetic solver. Specifically, we will explore the use of subdivision surfaces within (a) isogeometric framework, (ii) classical higher order RWG basis functions, and (iii) generalized method of moments framework.