XIX International Conference
Dr. Margot Gerritsen was born and raised in the Netherlands. After receiving her MS degree in Applied Mathematics at the University of Delft, she moved to the U.S. in search of hillier and sunnier places. In 1996 she received her Ph.D. in Scientific Computing and Computational Mathematics at Stanford University. Before returning to Stanford in 2001, she spent nearly five years in Auckland, New Zealand as a faculty member in the Department of Engineering Science. Gerritsen's main interest is the design and analysis of efficient numerical solution methods for partial differential equations that arise in fluid dynamics. Her PhD thesis work emphasized mathematical techniques. After her PhD work, her focus has shifted to engineering applications. In New Zealand she ventured into tidal flow modeling and sail performance analysis. Her home department at Stanford is in Energy Resources Engineering. With her students and colleagues, she works on methods for simulation of enhanced oil recovery methods, including gas injection and in-situ combustion processes. Since 2010, Margot is the Director of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford. At ICME, she is active in the design of algorithms for search engines and recommender systems.