Abani Patra

Abani Patra

503 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA
Research/Areas of Interest:

Computational sciences, data driven modeling


  • Ph.D., Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Texas-Austin, 1995
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1990
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, 1987


Abani Patra researches computational issues in large scale and data driven modeling. He is trained in computational mathematics. He was the founding director of the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences at University at Buffalo and has directed programs at the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Selected Honors and Awards

2018: Exceptional Scholar Award for Sustained Achievement, University at Buffalo
2015: Named Fellow, U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics
1997: CAREER Award, National Science Foundation

Selected Professional Activities

Chair, Computational Science Advisory Board, Brookhaven National Laboratories
Section Editor, Journal of Computational Science
Editorial Board, Computers and Mathematics with Applications
Editorial Board, International Journal for Uncertainty Quantification

Professional Memberships

U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics