Mark C. Lewis, Ph.D.
- Professor , Computer Science
My personality is probably best summed up as fun-loving geek. My interests and activities largely coincide with my teaching and research activities. I love to code and I love science, especially the physical sciences. My free time blends into work time because given the opportunity, I'll often spend time coding or learning about what is going on at the cutting edge of technology and physics research. I feel that these are the main forces changing our society and shaping our future and you can see most clearly what the future will be like by seeing where these things are going.
I am a computing resource hog. A significant part of my research is in the area of large-scale numerical simulations, specifically of planetary ring systems. These simulations involve millions of particles and can keep a cluster of machines with over 100 cores busy for months at a time.
I go to speak at local schools fairly regularly on topics related to science and technology. I also organize an annual programming competition for high schools that draws close to 100 people each year from all the major metro areas in Texas.