Bonita V. Saunders

Born:

Birthplace:

B.A. in Mathematics from The College of William and Mary,; MS in Mathematics from the University of Virginia

PhD (1985) Mathematics
at Old Dominion University.

Research Interests: Boundary-fitted
Grid Generation, Numerical Solution of PDEs, Solidification Theory

NIST

http://math.nist.gov/mcsd/Staff/BSaunders/index.html

email: saunders@cam.nist.gov

After receiving her PhD, Bonita accepted a position at the BDM Corporation, a defense contractor in McLean, VA. Her work there involved the writing of defense analyses studies and the development and maintenance of database management systems for government agencies. After four years at BDM, Bonita decided she wanted to get back into doing research in mathematics. Dr. Saunders' personal webpage:

Currently, Bonita Saunders is designing boundary
fitted grid generation algorithms to be used in solving partial
differential equations on oddly shaped domains, and studying the
factors that affect how crystals grow. Currently, Dr. Saunders
holds the position of Mathematician in the Applied and Computational
Mathematics Division of the National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST). She has **7** papers published. For recent
research, see Dr.
Saunders' publications page

12. **Bonita Saunders**, __The Application
of Numerical Grid Generation to Problems in Computational Fluid
Dynamics__, *Council for African American Researchers in the
Mathematical Sciences*, Contemporary Mathematics Series 275,
American Mathematical Society, 2001.

11. **Bonita Saunders** and Qiming Wang,
From 2D to 3D: __Numerical Grid Generation and the Visualization
of Complex Surfaces__, in *Numerical Grid Generation in Computational
Field Simulations* (B.K. Soni et al., eds.), ISGG, Whistler,
British Columbia, Canada, September 2000.

10. **Bonita Saunders** and Qiming Wang,
__Using Numerical Grid Generation to Facilitate 3D Visualization
of Complicated Mathematical Functions__, NISTIR 6413, National
Institute of Standards and Technology, November 1999.

9. Daniel W. Lozier, Bruce R. Miller and **Bonita
V. Saunders**, __Design of a Digital Mathematical Library for
Science, Technology and Education__, Proceedings of the IEEE
Advances in Digital Libraries Conference, Baltimore, Maryland,
May 1999.

8. **Qiming Wang** and Bonita Saunders,
Interactive 3D Visualization of Mathematical Functions Using VRML,
NISTIR 6289, National Institute of Standards and Technology, February
1999.

7.** Bonita V. Saunders**, *A Boundary
Fitted Grid Generation System for Interface Tracking, in Numerical
Grid Generation in Computational Field Simulations,* Mississippi
State University (1996).

6. **Bonita V. Saunders**, *A Boundary
Conforming Grid Generation System for Interface Tracking,*
Computers and Mathmematics with Applications, **29** (1995).

5. **Bonita V. Saunders**, *An Algebraic
Grid Generation System for Interface Tracking,* Numerical Grid
Generation in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Related Fields,
(1994).

4. B.T. Murray, G.B. McFadden, S.R. Coriell,
and A.A. Wheeler, **Bonita V. Saunders**, *Gravitational
Modulation of Thermosolutal Convection During Directional Solidification,*
Journal of Crystal Growth **129** (1993).

3. **Bonita V. Saunders**, *Boundary Fitted
Grid Generation Using Tensor Product B-splines,* Numerical
Methods for Fluid Dynamics, Oxford University Press (1993).

2. B.T. Murray, G.B. McFadden, S.R. Coriell,
and A.A. Wheeler, **Bonita V. Saunders**, *The Effect of
Gravity Modulation on Thermosolutal Convection in an Infinite
Layer of Fluid,* Physical Fluids **A 4** (1992), 117.

1. with R.F. Boisvert and **Bonita V. Saunders**,
*Portable Vectorized Software for Bessel Function Evaluation,*
ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software **18** (1992).

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