World Congress on Computational Mechanics


J. Adam Stephens

Sandia National Laboratories

Optimization and UQ


I'm a developer of Dakota, an open-source software tool for uncertainty quantification, sensitivity analysis, optimization, and model calibration. Please visit our website at Some of my other technical and research interests include atomistic simulation, parallel process management on HPC resources, HDF5, and DevOps. Before coming to Sandia, I obtained a PhD in chemical engineering, and my research focused on using atomistic simulation techniques to explore transition metal catalysis. Prior to that, I worked a process and process control engineer in the chemical industry.