
Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences 

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[Please note that for portability, I have converted as many papers as possible to pdf format. Older papers may appear fuzzy when viewed on your screen. They print cleanly, however.] 
1) B. Brennan, R. C. Kirby, J. Zweck, and S. E. Minkoff, 2013. "Highperformance PythonBased Simulations of Pressure and Temperature Waves in a Trace Gas Sensor," PyHPC 2013: Python for High Performance and Scientific Computing, accepted. 
2) D. W. Vasco and S. E. Minkoff, 2012. "On the Propagation of a Disturbance in a Heterogeneous, Deformable, Porous Medium Saturated with Two Fluid Phases", Geophysics , vol. 77, no. 3, pp. L25L44. 
3) N. Petra, J. Zweck, S. E. Minkoff, A. A. Kosterev, and J. H. Doty, III, 2011. "Validation of a Model of a Resonant Optothermoacoustic Trace Gas Sensor," Proceedings of the CLEO/QELS: 2011 Laser Science to Photonic Applications Conference, #JTuI115. 
4) N. Petra, J. Zweck, S. E. Minkoff, A. A. Kosterev, and J. H. Doty III, 2011. "Modeling and Design Optimization of a Resonant Optothermoacoustic Trace Gas Sensor Sensor", SIAM J. on Applied Mathematics, vol. 71, no. 1, pp. 309332. 
5) N. Petra, A. A. Kosterev, J. Zweck, S. E. Minkoff, and J. H. Doty III, 2010. "Numerical and Experimental Investigation for a Resonant Optothermoacoustic Sensor", Proceedings of the CLEO/QELS: 2010 Laser Science to Photonic Applications Conference (San Jose, CA), May 1621, 2010. 
6) T. Vdovina, S. Minkoff, and S. Griffith, 2009. "A TwoScale Solution Algorithm for the Elastic Wave Equation", SIAM J. Scientific Computing, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 33563386. 
7) D. W. Vasco and S. E. Minkoff, 2009. "Modeling Flow in a PressureSensitive, Heterogeneous Medium", Geophysical Journal International, vol. 179, pp. 972989:DOI:10.1111/j.1365246X.2009.04330.x. (Available upon request. The definitive version is available at Blackwell Publishing. ) 
8) N. Petra, J. Zweck, A. Kosterev, S. Minkoff, and D. Thomazy, 2009. "Theoretical Analysis of a QuartzEnhanced Photoacoustic Spectroscopy Sensor", Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, vol. 94, no. 4, pp. 673680:DOI:10.1007/s0034000933791. 
9) K. Chang, S. Minkoff, and S. Bryant, 2008. "Simplified Model for CO2 Leakage and its Attenuation due to Geological Structures", 9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (Washington, DC), Energy Procedia Elsevier. 
10) K. Chang, S. Minkoff, and S. Bryant, 2008. "Modeling Leakage through Faults of CO2 Stored in an Aquifer", 2008 Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, (Denver, CO), SPE 115929. 
11) T. Vdovina and S. Minkoff, 2008. "An a Priori Error Analysis of Operator Upscaling for the Acoustic Wave Equation", International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling, vol. 5, no. 4, pp.543569. 
12) J. Zweck and S. Minkoff, 2006. "Modeling Compensation for Optical Fiber Communication Systems", SIAM Journal on Optimization, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 738775. 
13) O. Korostyshevskaya and S. Minkoff, 2006. "A Matrix Analysis of OperatorBased Upscaling for the Wave Equation", SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 586612. 
14) S. Minkoff and N. Kridler, 2006. "A Comparison of Adaptive Time Stepping Methods for Coupled Flow and Deformation Modeling", Applied Mathematical Modeling, vol. 30, no. 9, pp. 9931009. [Also see: Science Direct ] 
15) R. Dean, X. Gai, C. Stone, and S. Minkoff, 2006. "A Comparison of Techniques for Coupling Porous Flow and Geomechanics", Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Journal, vol. 11, pp. 132140. 
16) T. Vdovina, S. Minkoff, and O. Korostyshevskaya, 2005. "Operator Upscaling for the Acoustic Wave Equation", SIAM Journal on Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 13051338. 
17) N. Kridler and S. Minkoff, 2004. "Numerical Simulation of Coupled Fluid Flow and Mechanical Deformation Models", UMBC Review, vol. 5, pp. 98111. 
18) S. Minkoff, C. Stone, S. Bryant, and M. Peszynska, 2004. "Coupled Geomechanics and Flow Simulation for TimeLapse Seismic Modeling", Geophysics, vol. 69, pp. 200211. 
19) S. Minkoff, C. Stone, S. Bryant, M. Peszynska, and M. Wheeler, 2003. "Coupled Fluid Flow and Geomechanical Deformation Modeling", Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 38, pp. 3756. 
20) C. Stone, S. Minkoff, S. Webb, and S. Sobolik, 2003. "TwoWay Coupling of a Nonlinear Geomechanics Code with Several Porous Flow Simulators", Proceedings of the 2nd M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, (Cambridge, MA), Elsevier, pp. 15211523. 
21) J. Zweck, S. Minkoff, A. Lima, I. Lima, and C. Menyuk, 2003. "A Comparative Study of Feedback Controller Sensitivity to All Orders of PMD for a Fixed DGD Compensator", 2003 Optical Society of America, Optical Fiber Communications Meeting, (Atlanta, GA), pp. 590591. 
22) S. E. Minkoff, 2002. "Spatial Parallelism of a 3D Finite Difference, VelocityStress Elastic Wave Propagation Code", SIAM J. Scientific Computing, vol. 24, pp. 119. 
23) S. Minkoff, C. Stone, J. Arguello, S. Bryant, J. Eaton, M. Peszynska, and M. Wheeler, 1999. "Coupled Geomechanics and Flow Simulation for TimeLapse Seismic Modeling", Proceedings of the 69th Annual International Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, (Houston, TX.), pp. 16671670. 
24) S. Minkoff, C. Stone, J. Arguello, S. Bryant, J. Eaton, M. Peszynska, and M. Wheeler, 1999. "Staggered In Time Coupling of Reservoir Flow Simulation and Geomechanical Deformation: Step 1  OneWay Coupling", Proceedings of the 1999 Society of Petroleum Engineers' Reservoir Simulation Symposium, (Houston, TX.), pp. 329330. 
25) S. Minkoff, W. Symes, S. Bryant, J. Eaton, and M. Wheeler, 1998. "Reservoir Characterization via TimeLapse Prestack Seismic Inversion", Proceedings of the 68th Annual International Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, (New Orleans, LA.), pp. 4447. 
26) C. Ober, R. Gjertsen, S. Minkoff, and D. Womble, 1998. "3D FiniteDifference Seismic Migration with Parallel Computers", in Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Wave Propagation: SIAM, J. DeSanto, Ed., pp. 381385. 
27) T. Arbogast, S. Minkoff, and P. Keenan, 1998. "An OperatorBased Approach to Upscaling the Pressure Equation", in Computational Methods in Water Resources XII: Computational Mechanics Publications, V. Burganos, G. Karatzas, A. Payatakes, C. Brebbia, W. Gray, and G. Pinder, Eds., pp. 405412. 
28) T. Arbogast, S. Minkoff, and P. Keenan, 1997. "An OperatorBased Approach to Upscaling the Pressure Equation", Tech Report 9730, Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Math, University of Texas. 
29) S. E. Minkoff and W. W. Symes, 1997. "Full Waveform Inversion of Marine Reflection Data in the PlaneWave Domain", Geophysics, vol. 62, pp. 540553. 
30) S. E. Minkoff, 1996. "A Computationally Feasible Approximate Resolution Matrix for Seismic Inverse Problems", Geophysical Journal International, vol. 126, pp. 345359. 
31) S. E. Minkoff and W. W. Symes, 1995. "Estimating the Energy Source and Reflectivity by Seismic Inversion", Inverse Problems, vol. 11, pp. 383395. 
32) S. E. Minkoff and W. W. Symes, 1994. "Estimating the Energy Source and Reflectivity by Seismic Inversion", in Mathematical Methods in Geophysical Imaging II: Proc. SPIE 2301, Siamak Hassanzadeh, Ed., pp. 4356. 
33) S. E. Minkoff, 1994. "Implementation of the Conjugate Gradient Algorithm in DSO", Tech Report 9431, Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University. 
34) S. E. Minkoff and W. W. Symes, 1994. "Viscoelastic Modeling and Inversion of a Marine Data Set", Proceedings of the 64th Annual International Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, (Los Angeles, CA.), pp. 10161019. 
35) S. E. Minkoff and W. W. Symes, 1993. "Simultaneous Determination of the SourceTime Function and Reflectivity via Inversion", Proceedings of the 63rd Annual International Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, (Washington, D.C.), pp. 649652. 