About me

I am an assistant professor in Department of Computer Science , College of Engineering . My current research interests are in computational science and engineering , including scientific computing, hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics, phase field simulations and applications of data science in basic sciences.

I also enjoy writing scripts and codes for Data Analysis and Visualization with various data file formats. It's fun to predict or reproduce what's really happening in space with the computer in the office. Here are some animations I've made.

Graduate assistantships are available

Two graduate research assistant positions are available. One is in the area of multi-scale simulation of nuclear fuels. Students with some background in CSE are encouraged. One is about data analysis, high-performance computing. Students having a CS background are encouraged. Contact me if you have interests.

We always welcome self-motivated graduate and undergraduate students who would like to engage in computational science and engineering, especially those who have a background in form one of the following fields: mechanical engineering, material science or physics. Some programming skills in one of languages like FORTRAN, C++, C and python is preferred.

Find me

My office is in City Center Plaza 347, Downtown Boise. Since 2016 Fall, the whole CS department has relocated from the main campus to Boise Centre's City Center Plaza (see the building) , located at 777 West Main Street in Downtown Boise.


2017/11, Min is in NEET In-pile Sensor Development program review and planning meeting.
2017/09, DOE grants of In-pile instrumentation initiative project arrived at Boise State
2017/09, Min is in NEUP collaboration Meeting in INL, Idaho Falls
2017/08, Min started a completely newly designed graduate course: Computing foundation for computational science, see:
  • Teaching

  • 2017/08, Min presented work at 2017 HEAD Meeting in Sun Valley, ID
    2017/06-07, Min works at INL.
    2017/05, Min attended DOE Nuclear Energy collaboratry meeting at INL.
    2017/04, Andy won the very competitive INL summer internship. Congratulations! Andy will work with Min's collaborators at Energy, Environment Science & Technology Directorate at INL.
    2017/03, Our undergraduate student Andy Lau won BSU Work Study Award. Congratulations!
    2017/03, Min visited INL's Fuel Modeling and Simulation Department.
    2017/02, Min visited his collaborators at TMS 2017.
    2017/01, Min visited EMS 2017.
    2016/12, Min attended MOOSE Workshop at Knoxville, TN.
    2016/11, Min attended SC16 conference at Salt Lake City, UT.
    2016/08, Min joined the Department of Computer Science.