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Prof. Irad Yavneh

Contact information
Office Hours:
by appointment with Dean secretary
Research interests
Multigrid computational methods; scientific computing; computational physics; geophysical fluid dynamics; image processing and analysis; numerical analysis.
Selected publications
  • Achi Brandt and Irad Yavneh.
    Inadequacy of First-Order Upstream Difference Schemes for some Recirculating Flows.
    J. Comput. Phys., 93(1):128-141, 1991 [bibtex] [pdf]
  • Achi Brandt and Irad Yavneh.
    On Multigrid Solution of High-\mbox{Reynolds} Incompressible Entering Flows.
    J. Comput. Phys., 101(1):151-164, 1992 [bibtex] [pdf]
  • Achi Brandt and Irad Yavneh.
    Accelerated Multigrid Convergence and High- \mbox{Reynolds} Recirculating Flows.
    SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 14(3):607-626, 1993 [bibtex] [pdf]
  • Irad Yavneh.
    A Method for Devising Efficient Multigrid Smoothers for Complicated \mbox{PDE} Systems.
    SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 14(6):1437-1463, 1993 [bibtex]
  • Eli Tziperman, Irad Yavneh and Shlomo Ta'asan.
    Multilevel Turbulence Simulations.
    Europhysics Lett., 24(4):239-244, 1993 [bibtex]
  • Yossef Rosenwaks, Irad Yavneh and Arthur I. Nozik.
    The Effect of Electric Fields on Time-Resolved Photoluminescence Spectra in Semiconductors.
    J. Appl. Phys., 75(8):4255-4257, 1994 [bibtex]
  • James C. McWilliams, Jeffery B. Weiss and Irad Yavneh.
    Anisotropy and Coherent Vortex Structures in Planetary Turbulence.
    Science, 264(5157):410-413, 1994 [bibtex]
  • Y. Rosenwaks, B. R. Thacker, R. K. Ahrenkiel, A. J. Nozik and Irad Yavneh.
    Photogenerated Carrier Dynamics Under the Influence of Electric Fields in \mbox{III-V} Semiconductors.
    Phys. Rev. B: Condensed matter, 50(3):1746-1754, 1994 [bibtex]
  • Irad Yavneh and James C. McWilliams.
    Breakdown of the Slow Manifold in the Shallow-Water Equations.
    Geo. and Astr. Fluid Dyn., 75:131-161, 1994 [bibtex]
  • Irad Yavneh.
    Multigrid Smoothing Factors of Red-Black \mbox{Gauss-Seidel} Applied to a Class of Elliptic Operators.
    SIAM J. Numer. Anal., 32(6):1126-1138, 1995 [bibtex] [ps.gz]
  • Irad Yavneh and James C. McWilliams.
    Robust Multigrid Solution of the Shallow-Water Balance Equations.
    J. Comput. Phys., 119:1-25, 1995 [bibtex]
  • Irad Yavneh.
    On Red-Black \mbox{SOR} Smoothing in Multigrid.
    SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 17(1):180-192, 1996 [bibtex] [ps.gz]
  • Irad Yavneh and James C. McWilliams.
    Multigrid Solution of Stably Stratified Flows: The Quasigeostrophic Equations.
    J. Sci. Comput., 11(1):47-69, 1996 [bibtex]
  • Irad Yavneh.
    Analysis of a Fourth-Order Compact Scheme for Convection-Diffusion.
    J. Comput. Phys., 133:361-364, 1997 [bibtex] [ps.gz]
  • Irad Yavneh, Alexander A. Shchepetkin, James C. McWilliams and Lee P. Graves.
    Multigrid Solution of Stably Stratified Flows: The Balance Equations and their Turbulent Dynamics.
    J. Comput. Phys., 136(2):245-262, 1997 [bibtex]
  • Irad Yavneh, Cornelius H. Venner and Achi Brandt.
    Fast Multigrid Solution of the Advection Problem with Closed Characteristics.
    SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 19(1):111-125, 1998 [bibtex] [pdf]
  • Irad Yavneh.
    Coarse-Grid Correction for Nonelliptic and Singular Perturbation Problems.
    SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 19(5):1682-1699, 1998 [bibtex] [ps.gz]
  • Irad Yavneh and Elena Olvovsky.
    Multigrid Smoothing for Symmetric Nine-Point Stencils.
    Appl. Math. Comput., 92:229-246, 1998 [bibtex] [ps]
  • James C. McWilliams and Irad Yavneh.
    Fluctuation Growth and Instability Associated with a Singularity of the Balance Equations.
    Phys. Fluids, 10(10):2587-2596, 1998 [bibtex] [ps.gz]
  • James C. McWilliams, Irad Yavneh, Michael J. P. Cullen and Peter R. Gent.
    The Breakdown of Large-Scale Flows in Rotating Stratified Fluids.
    Phys. Fluids, 10(12):3178-3184, 1998 [bibtex] [ps.gz]
  • Amnon J. Meir and Irad Yavneh.
    An Elliptic Problem with Integral Constraints, with Application to Large-Scale Geophysical Flow.
    Comput. Geosciences, 2:337-346, 1998 [bibtex]
  • James C. McWilliams, Jeffrey B. Weiss and Irad Yavneh.
    The Vortices of Homogeneous Geostrophic Turbulence.
    J. Fluid Mech., 401:1-26, 1999 [bibtex]
  • Achi Brandt, Moshe Israeli, Irad Yavneh and Andrew Siegel.
    Multigrid Solution of an Elliptic Boundary-Value Problem with Integral Constraints.
    SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 21(4):1357-1369, 2000 [bibtex] [pdf]
  • Amir Averbuch, Boris Epstein, Ludmila Ioffe and Irad Yavneh.
    Efficient Parallelization of a Three-Dimensional \mbox{Navier-Stokes} Solver on \mbox{MIMD} Multiprocessors.
    J. Supercomputing, 17:123-142, 2000 [bibtex]
  • Amir Averbuch, Moshe Israeli, Igor Ravve and Irad Yavneh.
    Computation for Electro-Migration in Interconnects of Microelectronic Devices.
    J. Comput. Phys., 167:316-371, 2001 [bibtex]
  • Boris Epstein, Amir Averbuch and Irad Yavneh.
    An Accurate \mbox{ENO} Driven Multigrid Method Applied to \mbox{3D} Turbulent Transonic Flows.
    J. Comput. Phys., 168(2):316-338, 2001 [bibtex]
  • M. Jeroen Molemaker, James C. McWilliams and Irad Yavneh.
    Instability and Equilibration of Centrifugally-Stable Stratified \mbox{Taylor-Couette} Flow.
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 86(23):5270-5273, 2001 [bibtex] [ps.gz]
  • Andrew Siegel, Jeffrey B. Weiss, Juri Toomre, James C. McWilliams, Pavel Berloff and Irad Yavneh.
    Eddies and Vortices in Ocean Basin Dynamics.
    Geo. Res. Lett., 28(16):3183-3186, 2001 [bibtex]
  • Irad Yavneh, James C. McWilliams and M. Jeroen Molemaker.
    Non-Axisymmetric Instability of Centrifugally-Stable Stratified \mbox{Taylor-Couette} Flow.
    J. Fluid Mech., 448:1-21, 2001 [bibtex] [ps.gz]
  • Joseph Gil, Zvi Gutterman, Shmuel Onn and Irad Yavneh.
    Automated Transformations for \mbox{PDE} Systems with Application to Multigrid Solvers.
    SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 24(3):886-904, 2003 [bibtex] [ps.gz]
  • Ron Kimmel and Irad Yavneh.
    An Algebraic Multigrid Approach to Image Analysis.
    SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 24(4):1218-1231, 2003 [bibtex] [ps.gz]
  • Jacques Vanneste and Irad Yavneh.
    Exponentially Small Inertia-Gravity Waves and the Breakdown of Quasi-Geostrophic Balance.
    J. Atmos. Sci., 61(2):211-223, 2004 [bibtex] [pdf]
  • Gregory Dardyk and Irad Yavneh.
    A Multigrid Approach to Two-Dimensional Phase Unwrapping.
    Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications, 11:241-259, 2004 [bibtex] [ps.gz]
  • James C. McWilliams, M. Jeroen Molemaker and Irad Yavneh.
    Ageostrophic, Anticyclonic Instability of a Geostrophic, Barotropic Boundary Current.
    Phys. Fluids, 16(10):3720-3725, 2004 [bibtex] [pdf]
  • Yael Roichman, Dov Levine and Irad Yavneh.
    Propagation of Interacting Force Chains in the Continuum Limit.
    Phys. Rev. E, 70:061301, 2004 [bibtex] [pdf]
  • M. Jeroen Molemaker, James C. McWilliams and Irad Yavneh.
    Baroclinic Instability and Loss of Balance.
    J. Phys. Ocean., 35(9):1505-1517, 2005 [bibtex] [pdf]
  • Yair Koren and Irad Yavneh.
    Adaptive Multiscale Redistribution for Vector Quantization.
    SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 27(5):1573-1793, 2006 [bibtex] [pdf]
  • Irad Yavneh and Gregory Dardyk.
    A Multilevel Nonlinear Method.
    SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 28(1):24-46, 2006 [bibtex] [pdf]
  • Michael M. Bronstein, Alex M. Bronstein, Ron Kimmel and Irad Yavneh.
    Multigrid Multidimensional Scaling.
    Numerical Lin. Algebr. Appl., 13(2-3):149-171, 2006 [bibtex] [pdf]
  • Reuven Bar-Yehuda and Irad Yavneh.
    A Factor-Two Approximation Algorithm for Two-Dimensional Phase-Unwrapping.
    j. Graph. Algor. Appl., 10(2):123-139, 2006 [bibtex] [pdf]
  • Irad Yavneh.
    Why Multigrid Methods are so Efficient.
    Computing in Science and Engineering, 8(6):12-22, 2006 [bibtex] [pdf]
  • Jacques Vanneste and Irad Yavneh.
    Unbalanced Instabilities of Rapidly Rotating Stratified Shear Flows.
    J. Fluid Mech., 584:373-396, 2007 [bibtex] [pdf]
  • Idit Shalem and Irad Yavneh.
    A Multilevel Graph Algorithm for Two Dimensional Phase Unwrapping.
    Comput. Visual. Sci., 11(2):89-100, 2008 [bibtex]
  • Michal Holtzman-Gazit and Irad Yavneh.
    A Scale-Consistent Approach to Image Completion.
    Int. J. Multiscale Comput. Eng., 6(6):617-628, 2008 [bibtex] [pdf]
  • Dotan Di-Castro, Ron Meir and Irad Yavneh.
    Delays and Oscillations in Networks of Spiking Neurons - a Two Time Scale Analysis.
    Neural Comput., 21(4):1100-1124, 2009 [bibtex] [pdf]
  • lan Gronau, Shlomo Moran and Irad Yavneh.
    Towards Optimal Distance Functions for Stochastic Substitution Models.
    J. Theor. Biol., 260:294-307, 2009 [bibtex] [pdf]
  • Michael Elad and Irad Yavneh.
    A Plurality of Sparse Representations is Better than the Sparsest One Alone.
    IEEE Trans. Information Theory, 55(10):4701-4714, 2009 [bibtex] [pdf]
  • Roman Wienands and Irad Yavneh.
    Collocation Coarse Approximation in Multigrid.
    SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 31(5):3643-3660, 2009 [bibtex] [pdf]