Curriculum Vitae
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Ph.D., Scientific Computing

Florida State University
Tallahassee FL, USA
2016 - 2018
Dissertation title:
Contact-Free Simulations of Rigid Particle Suspensions Using Boundary Integral Equations
Sachin Shanbhag
Bryan Quaife

M.Sc., Scientific Computing

Florida State University
Tallahassee FL, USA
2013 - 2016
Thesis title:
Using deal.ii to Solve Problems in Computational Fluid Dynamics
Janet Peterson
Sachin Shanbhag

B.Sc., Mathematics

University of British Columbia
Vancouver BC, Canada


Submitted or to be submitted

Lukas Bystricky, Sachin Shanbhag, Bryan D. Quaife. Stable contact-free time stepping for dense suspensions, 2018.

Richard Allen, Lukas Bystricky, Yuzhou Chen, Glen Colopy, Yifan Cui, Angelica Gonzalez, Yifei Liu, Rebekah White, Rebecca Everett, H. T. Banks, Cynthia Musante. “Improving the Generation and Selection of Virtual Populations in Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Models”. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, 2017.


Kaitlin L. Lansford, Stephanie A. Borrie, Lukas Bystricky. “Use of Crowdsourcing to Assess the Ecological Validity of Perceptual-Training Paradigms in Dysarthria”. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, vol. 25, pp. 233-239, 2016.


Christoph Waibel, Lukas Bystricky, Ayta ̧c Kubilay, Ralph Evins Jan Carmeliet (2017). “Validation of Grasshopper-based Fast Fluid Dynamics for Air Flow around Buildings in Early Design Stage”. In Proceedings of the 15th IBPSA Conference, pp. 2147-2156, 2017.

Presentations at Conferences

Lukas Bystricky, Bryan Quaife, Sachin Shanbhag
Contact-free Rigid Body Motion Using Boundary Integral Equations
Banff International Research Station Workshop on Complex Creeping Fluids
Oaxaca Mexico
October 2017

Lukas Bystricky, Bryan Quaife, Sachin Shanbhag
Towards Contact-free Rigid Body Simulations
Workshop on Modern Advances in Computational and Applied Mathematics (Poster)
New Haven CT
June 2017

Lukas Bystricky, Bryan Quaife, Sachin Shanbhag
Simulation of Rigid Particle Suspensions Using Boundary Integral Equations
SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section Conference
Tallahassee FL
March 2017

Jacob Spainhour, Lukas Bystricky, John Burkardt
Computational Geometry in Public Policy
SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section Conference (Poster)
Tallahassee FL
March 2017

Lukas Bystricky, Bryan Quaife, Sachin Shanbhag
Modeling 2D Rigid Body Motion Using Boundary Integral Equations
SIAM Computational Science and Engineering
Atlanta GA
February 2017

Lukas Bystricky, Bryan Quaife, Sachin Shanbhag
“Estimating Rheological Properties using Boundary Integral Equations
Society of Rheology Annual Meeting
Tampa Bay FL
February 2017

Lukas Bystricky
Modeling High Altitude Atmospheric Density
SIAM Student Miniconference
Clemson SC
February 2016

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant - Applied Computational Science II

Florida State University
Spring 2018

Currently workingn on conducting weekly computer lab sessions for a core graduate course. Course covers topics from optimization, numerical PDEs and statistics.

Lecturer - Introduction to Scientific Computing Using Python

Florida State University
Summer 2017

Prepared and taught an introductory three credit object-oriented programming course focusing on applications in scientific computing. Topics from scientific computing included numerical differentiation/integration, Monte Carlo simulations and optimization. Course notes on GitHub.

Teaching Assistant - Applied Computational Science I

Florida State University
Spring 2015

Assisted with weekly lab session for a core graduate course. Course covered topics from numerical linear algebra, function approximation and numerical ordinary differential equations.

Teaching Assistant - Numerical Methods for Differential Equations

Florida State University
Fall 2014, Fall 2016

In charge of weekly computer laboratory session for graduate and senior undergraduate students. Lab topics included Runge-Kutta, finite difference and finite element methods.

Teaching Assistant - Program in Interdisciplinary Computing

Florida State University
Fall 2013 and Spring 2014

Explained advanced Excel features to students of varying computer competency. Graded weekly quizzes and assignments

Industry Experience

Google Summer of Code

Google Inc./Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology
May 2016 - September 2016

Developed and implemented a library for Fast Fluid Dynamics, a fully implicit projection solver of the Navier-Stokes equations, with the goal of rapid analysis of natural ventilation of buildings in an urban setting. Results were presented at the 2017 International Building Simulations conference.

IMSM Workshop for Graduate Students

The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute/Pfizer
Raleigh NC USA

July 2016

Working alongside other graduate students and mentors from Pfizer, developed new techniques to efficiently sample possible outcomes from ODE models. I applied a genetic algorithm, which ended up being significantly more efficient than the previous sampling method. The results from this project have been submitted to the Journal on Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology.

Student Intern

Centre National d'Études Spatiales (French Space Agency)
Toulouse MP, France

June 2015 - December 2015

Assisted with design of specifications for "next generation" orbit and environment modelling of satellites.

Orbit models included: analytic and numeric extrapolation as well as tabled interpolation.

Environment models included: atmospheric density, geopotential, Earth's magnetic field, position of Sun and Moon, tidal forces, and solar pressure.

Research Computing Center Student Intern

Florida State University
Summer 2014

Working with the FSU school of communication disorders helped to set up an online experiment to test users’ abilities to understand dysartric speech after various training conditions. Results have been published in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Bioinformatics Specialist

Mitomics Inc.
Thunder Bay ON, Canada

September 2012 - June 2013

Principle software developer of tools for statistical analysis of biological laboratory data. Assisted with analysis of large scale DNA data. Work done mainly in C#.

Modelling and Simulations Co-op Student

Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation
Burnaby BC, Canada

May 2010 - September 2011

Maintained and validated semi-empirical fuel cell model. Performed parameter optimization on model to design optimal geometry of cell plate. Work done mainly in MATLAB.


Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

Florida State University

Mentored an undergraduate student in mathematics and computer science. Together we looked at applications of the Centroidal Voronoi Tesselation, including image processing/edge detection, creating fair voting districts in the state of Florida and high dimensional reduced order modeling. Some results were presented as a poster at the 2017 SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section Conference.

Poster Judge

Capital Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Judge of high school and middle school posters in the engineering category.



General Programming

Specialized Software



Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

FSU Student Chapter, Tallahassee FL, USA
2013 - present

FSU Squash Club

2013 - present

FSU Tango Club

2014 - present

Northwestern Ontario Air Search and Rescue Association

Thunder Bay ON, Canada
2012 - 2013

Toastmasters International

Richmond BC, Canada