Emeritus Faculty Profile
Christine Ann Shoemaker
In July 1, 2002, by a committee of other endowed professors in the College of Engineering, Christine Shoemaker was elected to the position of Joseph P. Ripley Professor of Engineering. This appointment is given for her excellence in research and in teaching. Established in May 1968 by Joseph P. Ripley and funded in part by the Ford Foundation, the endowment provides a distinguished professorship which Mr. Ripley requested be held by professors "who have had and will have a major impact on the development of the College."
Prof. Shoemaker's research focuses on finding cost-effective, robust solutions for environmental problems by using optimization, modeling and statistical analyses. This includes development of general purpose, numerically efficient nonlinear and global optimization algorithms utilizing high performance computing and applications to data from complex, nonlinear environmental systems. Her applications areas include physical and biological groundwater remediation, pesticide management, ecology, carbon sequestration, and surface water pollutant transport in large watersheds. This analysis has resulted in improved policies for environmental remediation and protection.
- 2013. "Flicker: A Dynamically Adaptive Architecture for the Dark Silicon Era." Paper presented at International Symposium on Computer Architecture, June. .
- 2013. "Estimating Maximal Annual Energy Given Heterogeneous Hydropower Generating Units with Application to the Three Gorges System." Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management-Asce 139 (3): 265-276. .
- 2013. "SO-MI: A surrogate model algorithm for computationally expensive nonlinear mixed-integer black-box global optimization problems." Computers and Operations Research 40 (5): 1383-1400. .
- 2013. "Comparison of Optimization Algorithms for Parameter Estimation of Multiphase Flow Models with Application to Geological Carbon Sequestration." Advances in Water Resources 54: 133-148. .
- 2013. "Combining radial basis function surrogates and dynamic coordinate search in high-dimensional expensive black-box optimization." Engineering Optimization 45 (5): 529-555. .
Selected Awards and Honors
- Distinguished (Honorary) Member (American Society of Civil Engineers) 2006
- Fellow (American Geophysical Union) 2003
- Joseph P. Ripley Professor of Engineering (Cornell University) 2002
- Humboldt Research Prize (A. von Humboldt Foundation) 2001
- Julian Hinds Award (American Society of Civil Engineers) 1999
- BS (Mathematics), University of Southern California, 1966
- MS (Mathematics), University of Southern California, 1969
- Ph D (Mathematics), University of Southern California, 1971