Virgil Adumitroaie is a Data Scientist at the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, where at present time he develops outer planetary environment models and radiation monitoring tools for the Juno Mission and performs atmospheric composition retrievals for Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.
He received his Ph. D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo in 1997, for research completed in simulation and modeling of high-speed turbulent reacting flows. Prior to joining the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a Senior Member of Technical Staff in 2004, and University of Southern California as Adjunct Lecturer in 2006, Dr. Adumitroaie served for six years as a Senior Engineer at the CFD Research Corporation, Huntsville, AL.
At JPL, his work in optimization methods and uncertainty analysis applied to decision problems supported tasks from the JPL’s Strategic Technologies Program Office, and he was part of the Sounder PEATE software development team in the Suomi NPP project. During his career, Dr. Adumitroaie has delivered solutions in turbulent combustion modeling, data dimension reduction, neural networks, signaling pathways, experimental robotics and scientific software frameworks. He has published papers and technical reports on advanced modeling of compressible flows, direct numerical simulations and large eddy simulations (LES) of chemically reacting flows, magnetohydrodynamics, decision support for technology portfolio investments, and outer planetary atmospheric and magnetospheric modeling.