MADS

Model Analysis & Decision Support

open-source high-performance computational framework for
data- & model-based analyses in
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Theory & Research

  • Publications
    • Zhang, X., Vesselinov, V.V., Energy-Water Nexus: Balancing the Tradeoffs between Two-Level Decision Makers Applied Energy, Applied Energy, 2016 (accepted).
    • Lin, Y, O'Malley, D., Vesselinov, V.V., A computationally efficient parallel Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm for highly parameterized inverse model analyses, Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2016WR019028, 2016. PDF
    • Grasinger, M., O'Malley, D., Vesselinov, V.V., Karra, S., Decision Analysis for Robust CO2 Injection: Application of Bayesian-Information-Gap Decision Theory, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 2016, doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.02.017. PDF
    • Mattis, S.A., Butler, T.D. Dawson, C.N., Estep, D., Vesselinov, V.V., Parameter estimation and prediction for groundwater contamination based on measure theory, Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2015WR017295, 2015. PDF
    • O’Malley, D., Vesselinov, V.V., Bayesian-Information-Gap Decision Theory (BIG-DT) with an application to CO2 sequestration, Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2015WR017413, 2015. PDF
    • Lu, Z., Vesselinov, V.V., Analytical Sensitivity Analysis of Transient Groundwater Flow in a Bounded Model Domain using Adjoint Method, Water Resources Research, 10.1002/2014WR016819, 2015. PDF
    • Barajas-Solano, D. A., Wohlberg, B., Vesselinov, V.V., Tartakovsky, D. M., Linear Functional Minimization for Inverse Modeling, Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2014WR016179, 2015. PDF
    • O’Malley, D., Vesselinov, V.V., Cushman, J.H., Diffusive mixing and Tsallis entropy, Physical Review E, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.91.042143, 2015. PDF
    • O’Malley, D., Vesselinov, V.V., A combined probabilistic/non-probabilistic decision analysis for contaminant remediation, Journal on Uncertainty Quantification, SIAM/ASA, doi: 10.1137/140965132, 2014. PDF
    • Vesselinov, V.V., O'Malley, D., Katzman, D., Robust Decision Analysis for Environmental Management of Groundwater Contamination Sites, In Vulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk Quantification, Mitigation, and Management (ed. Michael Beer, Siu-Kui Au, and Jim W. Hall), 2916 pp, ISBN: 9780784413609, doi: 10.1061/9780784413609.197, 2014. Link
    • O’Malley, D., Vesselinov, V.V., Cushman, J.H., A Method for Identifying Diffusive Trajectories with Stochastic Model, Journal of Statistical Physics, Springer, doi: 10.1007/s10955-014-1035-6, 2014. PDF
    • Alexandrov, B., Vesselinov, V.V., Blind source separation for groundwater level analysis based on non-negative matrix factorization, Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2013WR015037, 2014. PDF
    • O’Malley, D., Vesselinov, V.V., Analytical solutions for anomalous dispersion transport, Advances in Water Resources, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2014.02.006, 2014. PDF
    • Heikoop, J.M., Johnson, T.M., Birdsell, K.H., Longmire, P., Hickmott, D.D., Jacobs, E.P., Broxton, D.E., Katzman, D., Vesselinov, V.V., Ding, M., Vaniman, D.T., Reneau, S.L., Goering, T.J., Glessner, J., Basu, A., Isotopic evidence for reduction of anthropogenic hexavalent chromium in Los Alamos National Laboratory groundwater, Chemical Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.02.022, 2014.
    • Freedman, V.L., Chen, X., Finsterle, S., Freshley, M., Gorton, I., Gosink, L., Keating, E., Lansing, C., Moeglein W., Murray C., Pau, G., Porter, E., Purohit, S., Rockhold, M., Schuchardt, K., Sivaramakrishnan, C., Vesselinov, V.V., Waichler, S., A high-performance workflow system for subsurface simulation, Environmental Modelling & Software, 55, pp. 176-189, doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.01.030, 2014. PDF
    • O’Malley, D., Vesselinov, V.V., Groundwater remediation using the information gap decision theory, Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2013WR014718, 2014. PDF
    • Harp, D.R., Vesselinov, V.V., Accounting for the influence of aquifer heterogeneity on spatial propagation of pumping drawdown, Journal of Water Resource and Hydraulic Engineering, 2(3), pp. 65-83, 2013. PDF
    • Vesselinov, V.V., Katzman, D., Broxton, D., Birdsell, K., Reneau, S., Vaniman, D., Longmire, P., Fabryka-Martin, J., Heikoop, J., Ding, M., Hickmott, D., Jacobs, E., Goering, T., Harp, D.R., Mishra, P., Data and Model-Driven Decision Support for Environmental Management of a Chromium Plume at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Waste Management Symposium 2013, Session 109: ER Challenges: Alternative Approaches for Achieving End State, Phoenix, AZ, http://wmsym.org, 2013. PDF
    • Vesselinov, V.V., Pau, G., Finsterle, S, AGNI: Coupling Model Analysis Tools and High-Performance Subsurface Flow and Transport Simulators for Risk and Performance Assessments, Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR 2012), 2012. PDF
    • Vesselinov, V.V., Harp, D., Adaptive hybrid optimization strategy for calibration and parameter estimation of physical models, Computers & Geosciences, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2012.05.027, 2012. PDF
    • Harp, D., Vesselinov, V.V., Contaminant remediation decision analysis using information gap theory, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment (SERRA), 10.1007/s00477-012-0573-1, 2012. PDF
    • Mishra, P.K., Gupta, H.V., Vesselinov, V.V.; On simulation and analysis of variable-rate pumping tests, Ground Water, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2012.00961.x, 2012. PDF
    • Mishra, P.K., Vesselinov, V.V., Kuhlmna, K.L.; Saturated–unsaturated flow in a compressible leaky-unconfined aquifer, Advances in Water Resources, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.03.007, 2012. PDF
    • Mishra, P.K., Vesselinov, V.V., Neuman, S.P.; Radial flow to a partially penetrating well with storage in an anisotropic confined aquifer, Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.05.010, 2012. PDF
    • Harp, D., Vesselinov, V.V., An agent-based approach to global uncertainty and sensitivity analysis, Computers & Geosciences, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2011.06.025, 2012. PDF
    • Harp, D., Vesselinov, V.V., Analysis of hydrogeological structure uncertainty by estimation of hydrogeological acceptance probability of geostatistical models, Special issue of Uncertainty Quantification (invited), Advances in Water Resources, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2011.06.007, 2010. PDF
    • Mishra, P.K., Vesselinov, V.V., Unified Analytical Solution for Radial Flow to a Well in a Confined Aquifer, arXiv:1110.5940, 2011. PDF
    • Vesselinov, V.V., Harp, D., Decision support based on uncertainty quantification of model predictions of contaminant transport, CMWR 2010: XVIII International Conference on Water Resources, J. Carrera (Ed), CIMNE, Barcelona 2010. PDF
    • Harp, D., Vesselinov, V.V., Identification of Pumping Influences in Long-Term Water Level Fluctuations, Ground Water, DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2010.00725.x., 2010. PDF
    • Morales-Casique, E, Neuman, S.P., Vesselinov, V.V., Maximum Likelihood Bayesian Averaging of air flow models in unsaturated fractured tuff using Occam and variance windows, Special issue of Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment (SERRA) Journal celebrating 70th anniversary of Shlomo P Neuman, vol. 24, DOI: 10.1007/s00477-010-0383-2, 2010. PDF
    • Harp, D., Vesselinov, V.V., Stochastic inverse method for estimation of geostatistical representation of hydrogeologic stratigraphy using borehole logs and pressure, invited, Special issue of Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment (SERRA) Journal celebrating 70th anniversary of Shlomo P Neuman, vol. 24, DOI 10.1007/s00477-010-0403-2, 2010. PDF
    • Vrugt, J., Stauffer, P., Wöhling, Th., Robinson, B., Vesselinov, V.V., Inverse Modeling of Subsurface Flow and Transport Properties Using Recent Advances in Global Optimization, Parallel Computing and Sequential Data Assimilation, Vadose Zone Journal, pp 843-864, 2008. PDF
    • Morales-Casique, E., Neuman, S.P., Vesselinov, V.V., Maximum likelihood Bayesian averaging of air flow models in unsaturated fractured tuff, pp.70-75, IAHS Publication 320, ISBN 978-1-901502-49-7, 2008. PDF
    • Harp, D., Dai, Z., Wolfsberg, A., Vrugt, J., Robinson, B., Vesselinov, V.V., Aquifer structure identification using stochastic inversion. Geophysical Research Letters L08404, doi:10.1029/2008GL033585, 2008. PDF
    • Vesselinov, V.V., Uncertainties In Transient Capture-Zone Estimates, Computational Methods in Water Resources XVI, (edited by P. Binning, P. Engesgaard, H. Dahle, G. Pinder & W. Gray), Balkema, Rotterdam, ISBN 90-5809-124-4, pp. 307-314, 2006. PDF
    • Vrugt, J.A, Robinson, B.A., Vesselinov, V.V., Improved Inverse Modeling in Geophysics: Combined Parameter and State Estimation, Geophysical Research Letters, v.32, L18408, doi:10.1029/2005GL023940, 2005. PDF
    • Vesselinov, V.V., Estimation of parameter uncertainty using inverse model sensitivities, Computational Methods in Water Resources XV (CMWR 2004) (ed. Miller, C., Farthing, M.W., Gray, W.G., Pinder, G.), Elsevier, ISBN 0-444-51839-8, pp. 508-514, doi:10.1016/S0167-5648(04)80139-4, 2004. PDF
  • Presentations
    • Vesselinov, V.V., Katzman, D., Broxton, D., Birdsell, K., Reneau, S., Vaniman, D., Longmire, P., Fabryka-Martin, J., Heikoop, J., Ding, M., Hickmott, D., Jacobs, E., Goering, T., Harp, D., Mishra, P., Data and Model-Driven Decision Support for Environmental Management of a Chromium Plume at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Waste Management Symposium 2013, Session 109: ER Challenges: Alternative Approaches for Achieving End State, Phoenix, AZ, February 28, 2013. PDF
    • Vesselinov, V.V., Harp, D., Katzman, D., Model-driven decision support for monitoring network design based on analysis of data and model uncertainties: methods and applications, H32F: Uncertainty Quantification and Parameter Estimation: Impacts on Risk and Decision Making, AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, December 3-7, 2012, LA-UR-13-20189, (invited). PDF
    • Vesselinov, V.V., et al., AGNI: Coupling Model Analysis Tools and High-Performance Subsurface Flow and Transport Simulators for Risk and Performance Assessments, XIX International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR 2012), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 17-22, 2012. PDF
    • Leif Zinn-Bjorkman, L., Numerical Optimization using the Levenberg-Marquardt Algorithm, EES-16 Seminar Series, LA-UR-11-12010, 2011. PDF
    • Harp, D., Vesselinov, V.V., Recent developments in MADS algorithms: ABAGUS and Squads, EES-16 Seminar Series, LA-UR-11-11957, 2011. PDF
    • Vesselinov, V.V., et al., Environmental Management Modeling Activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Department of Energy Technical Exchange Meeting, Performance Assessment Community of Practice, Hanford, April 13-14, 2010. PDF
    • Vesselinov, V.V., Harp, D., Decision support based on uncertainty quantification of model predictions of contaminant transport, CMWR 2010: XVIII International Conference on Water Resources, J. Carrera (Ed), CIMNE, Barcelona 2010. PDF
    • Vesselinov, V.V., Harp, D., Koch, R., Birdsell, K., Katzman, K., Tomographic inverse estimation of aquifer properties based on pressure variations caused by transient water-supply pumping, AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15-19, 2008. PDF
  • Reports
    • Fate and Transport Investigations Update for Chromium Contamination from Sandia Canyon, LA-UR-08-4702, 2008. PDF
    • Pajarito Canyon Investigation Report, LA-UR-08-5852, 2008. PDF
    • Decision analysis for addressing groundwater contaminants from the radioactive liquid waste treatment facility released into Mortandad canyon, LA-UR-05-6397, 2005. PDF
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