About me

I am an associate professor of Mathematics at UMass Dartmouth and a co-director of our data science program. Previously, I was a research associate at Cornell University working in Saul Teukolsky’s numerical relativity group and a Joint Space-Science Institute postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maryland working with Manuel Tiglio. In 2011 I completed my PhD under the supervision of Jan Hesthaven at Brown University.

My research interests include Bayesian inference, surrogate and reduced order modeling, gravitational-wave data science, scientific and high performance computing, object and task-based parallel programing, scalable and parallel algorithms, discontinuous Galerkin methods, computational general relativity and fluid dynamics, and near-field to far-field methods.

The applications I have been most interested in are motivated primarily by general relativity, gravitational waves, and large datasets.

Our research group is a member of the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes collaboration, the Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research, the UMass-URI Gravity Research Consortium, and the LISA consortium. Our work has been supported through National Science Foundation grants.

Contact information

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Department of Mathematics
email: sfield+at+umassd+dot+edu
phone: 508-999-8318