Curriculum Vitae

October 2006

Orion Lawlor
2380 Steese Hwy
Fairbanks, AK 99712-1701

Office: 1 (907) 474-7678
Home: 1 (907) 451-1708

Academic Preparation

Professional Experience

Specific Skills

Relevant Teaching Experience

Honors and Awards


Orion Sky Lawlor.
Interpolation-friendly soft shadow maps.
In Proceedings of Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality '06, 2006.
Gengbin Zheng, Orion Sky Lawlor, and Laxmikant V. Kale.
Multiple flows of control in migratable parallel programs.
In Proceedings of 8th Workshop on High Performance Scientific and Engineering Computing (HPSEC-06). IEEE Press, August 2006.
Orion S. Lawlor, Sayantan Chakravorty, Terry L. Wilmarth, Nilesh Choudhury, Isaac Dooley, Gengbin Zheng, and Laxmikant V. Kale.
Parfum: A parallel framework for unstructured meshes for scalable dynamic physics applications.
Engineering With Computers (in press), 2006.
Xiangmin Jiao, Gengbin Zheng, Phillip A. Alexander, Michael T. Campbell, Orion S. Lawlor, John Norris, Andreas Haselbacher, and Michael T. Heath.
A system integration framework for coupled multiphysics simulations.
Engineering with Computers, 2006.
In press.
Orion Lawlor, Hari Govind, Isaac Dooley, Michael Breitenfeld, and Laxmikant Kale.
Performance degradation in the presence of subnormal floating-point values.
In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Operating System Interference in High Performance Applications, September 2005.
Xiangmin Jiao, Gengbin Zheng, Orion Lawlor, Phil Alexander, Mike Campbell, Michael Heath, and Robert Fiedler.
An integration framework for simulations of solid rocket motors.
In 41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Tucson, Arizona, July 2005.
Orion Sky Lawlor.
Impostors for Parallel Interactive Computer Graphics.
PhD thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, December 2004.
Rashmi Jyothi, Orion Sky Lawlor, and L. V. Kale.
Debugging support for Charm++.
In PADTAD Workshop for IPDPS 2004, page 294. IEEE Press, April 2004.
Gengbin Zheng, Terry Wilmarth, Orion Sky Lawlor, Laxmikant V. Kalé, Sarita Adve, David Padua, and Philippe Geubelle.
Performance modeling and programming environments for petaflops computers and the Blue Gene machine.
In NSF Next Generation Systems Program Workshop, 18th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium(IPDPS), Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 2004. IEEE Press.
Orion Sky Lawlor and John Hart.
Bounding iterated function systems using convex optimization.
In Proceedings of Pacific Graphics 2003, pages 283-292, October 2003.
Orion Sky Lawlor and L. V. Kalé.
Supporting dynamic parallel object arrays.
Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 15:371-393, 2003.
Chao Huang, Orion Lawlor, and L. V. Kalé.
Adaptive MPI.
In Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing (LCPC 03), College Station, Texas, October 2003.
Orion Sky Lawlor and L. V. Kalé.
A voxel-based parallel collision detection algorithm.
In Proceedings of the International Conference in Supercomputing, pages 285-293. ACM Press, June 2002.
Orion Lawlor.
A grid-based parallel collision detection algorithm.
Master's thesis, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Illinois, May 2001.
O. Lawlor and L. V. Kalé.
Supporting dynamic parallel object arrays.
In Proceedings of ACM 2001 Java Grande/ISCOPE Conference, pages 21-29, Stanford, CA, June 2001.
Gregg A. Christopher, Orion Lawlor, and Jason Tedor.
Room capacity analysis using a pair of evacuation models.
UMAP, 20.3, 1999.
Rick Guritz, Mike Ayers, Tom Logan, Shusun Li, and Orion Lawlor.
Automated DEM production using ESA tandem mission data for the Caribou-Poker Creek LTER watershed, Alaska.
In Fringe '99 Meeting, November 1999.
Rick Guritz, Orion Lawlor, Tom Logan, Robert Fatland, Joanne Groves, Shusun Li, and Verne Kaupp.
Automated Digital Elevation Model (DEM) production using ERS SAR tandem pairs.
In Proceedings of IGARSS '98, 1998.
Rick Guritz, Orion Lawlor, Tom Logan, Shusun Li, , and Verne Kaupp.
Repeat-pass satellite interferometric tools available at the Alaska SAR Facility.
In American Geophysical Union 1998 Fall Meeting Transactions, EOS, volume 79.45, pages 21-22, 1998.
Gordon Bower, Orion Lawlor, and James Long.
Pursuit-evasion games in the late Cretaceous.
UMAP, 18.3, 1997.
Shusun Li, Rick Guritz, Tom Logan, Z. Wang, and Orion Lawlor.
Towards operational application of satellite SAR images in hydrological studies.
In American Geophysical Union EOS, volume 78.45, 1997.
Orion Lawlor, Tom Logan, Rick Guritz, Robert Fatland, Shusun Li, Z. Wang, and Coert Olmsted.
Generation of fine resolution DEM at test areas in Alaska using ERS tandem pairs and precise orbital data.
In 12th International Conference on Applied Geologic Remote Sensing, November 1997.

Research Grants

Created prototype code and initial collaboration for a collaborative cosomology grant with the U. of Washington, funded as NSF ITR 0205611.

Professional Affiliations

Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)


L. V. Kale, 1 (217) 244-0094,
Philippe Geubelle, 1 (217) 244-7648,
Rick Guritz, 1 (907) 474-7886,

October 05, 2006
Orion Lawlor