College of Engineering
Office: 326C Cushing
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999
M.S., Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996
B.S., Electronic Systems Engineering, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, 1992
Summary of Activities/Interests
Dr. Izaguirre's research focuses on development of scalable algorithms and software for computational chemistry and computational biology. This is driven by collaborative applications, particularly in developmental and cellular molecular biology (e.g., chicken limb development, immune system molecular recognition, and anti breast-cancer drug design). His research is funded by NSF.
We attempt to build multiscale algorithms to solve challenging problems in molecular dynamics and sampling, particularly of large biological molecules.
We are also building multimodel codes for simulations of the interplay of genetic and dynamical processes in morphogenesis. This is accomplished by a combination of cellular automata and partial differential equations.
These codes are developed using object-oriented and generic programming techniques. Research in this area includes steering and visualization of scientific codes, encapsulation of scientific design patterns, and high-performance implementations on distributed systems. We use C++ and Eiffel as our programming languages.
April 3, 2013