About Lixin

I attended college at Ocean University of China and Shandong University in China, where I received a Bachelor of Science in Information and Computing Science in 2011. After graduation, I moved to College of Physical and Environmental Oceanography to continue the graduate study at Ocean University of China. I received a Master of Science in Physical Oceanography in June 2014 and am currently a Ph.D. student in Oceanography at Texas A&M University. My research interests are coastal circulation forecasting, river plume dynamics, ocean turbulence associated with coastal mixing processes, data assimilation, and theory and numerical simulation of flow in estuarine, coastal, and continental shelf environments.

I use Python to do oceanography research and try to apply Parallel Python and Deep Learning into ocean data analysis. Also, I am a big fan of High Performance Computing, including CPU computing (with MPI and OpenMP) and GPU computing (with CUDA and OpenACC), and use numerical models such as ROMS, GOTM, and COAWST to simulate coastal ocean environments. There are a number of high-performance clusters I have been using at HPRC-TAMU and PONG, and some are heterogeneous systems with accelerators from Intel Xeon Phi and NVIDIA Tesla K. Links to the Intro/Ganglia page for each cluster:

Ada (Accelerators: Intel Xeon Phi 5110P and NVIDIA Tesla K20)

Terra (Accelerator: NVIDIA Tesla K80)