Wrote research code to study fracture mechanics.

Assisted B. Bourdin by writing code, providing proofs, building and maintaining a cluster, and helping with class work. One graduate level class dealt with elliptic solvers (∆u = 0 for convex domains) and made use of finite element code we’d developed the previous summer. In class, we extended the code to work on solving edge detection problems using the Mumford-Shah functional modeled with phase fields. Other duties included helping the Dept. of Mathematics’s computer support team in the design of a Kerberos-based authentication system for use with LDAP, http, and Subversion authentication.