Amanda Randles

  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science (Secondary)
  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science (Secondary)
  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics (Secondary)
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
External address: 301 Gross Hall, 140 Science Dr., Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: Box 90984, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-5425

My research in biomedical simulation and high performance computing focuses on the development of new computational tools that we use to provide insight into the localization and development of human diseases ranging from atherosclerosis to cancer. 

Education & Training
  • Ph.D., Harvard University 2013

Toward coupled multiphysics models of hemodynamics on leadership systems awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2019

Training in Medical Imaging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2003 to 2019

Validation of a Novel Therapeutic Approach for Cryptococcal Meningitis awarded by Minnetronix, Inc (Co Investigator). 2017

ORNL Joint Faculty Appointment for Amanda Randles awarded by UT-Battelle, LLC (Principal Investigator). 2017

Using GPU-Accelerated Computational Fluid Dynamics to Study In-stent Restenosis awarded by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2017

Randles, A, Draeger, EW, and Bailey, PE. "Massively parallel simulations of hemodynamics in the primary large arteries of the human vasculature." Journal of Computational Science 9 (July 2015): 70-75. Full Text

Whitley, HD, Scullard, CR, Benedict, LX, Castor, JI, Randles, A, Glosli, JN, Richards, DF, Desjarlais, MP, and Graziani, FR. "Lenard-Balescu Calculations and Classical Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Electrical and Thermal Conductivities of Hydrogen Plasmas." Contributions to Plasma Physics 55.2-3 (February 2015): 192-202. Full Text

You, Y, Fu, H, Song, SL, Randles, A, Kerbyson, D, Marquez, A, Yang, G, and Hoisie, A. "Scaling Support Vector Machines on modern HPC platforms." Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing 76 (February 2015): 16-31. Full Text

Randles, A, and Kaxiras, E. "Parallel in time approximation of the lattice Boltzmann method for laminar flows." Journal of Computational Physics 270 (August 2014): 577-586. Full Text

Almendro, V, Cheng, Y-K, Randles, A, Itzkovitz, S, Marusyk, A, Ametller, E, Gonzalez-Farre, X, Muñoz, M, Russnes, HG, Helland, A, Rye, IH, Borresen-Dale, A-L, Maruyama, R, van Oudenaarden, A, Dowsett, M, Jones, RL, Reis-Filho, J, Gascon, P, Gönen, M, Michor, F, and Polyak, K. "Inference of tumor evolution during chemotherapy by computational modeling and in situ analysis of genetic and phenotypic cellular diversity." Cell reports 6.3 (February 2014): 514-527. Full Text

Randles, A, Draeger, E, and Michor, F. "Analysis of pressure gradient across aortic stenosis with massively parallel computational simulations." Computing in Cardiology 41.January (January 1, 2014): 217-220.

You, Y, Fu, H, Song, SL, Randles, A, Kerbyson, D, Marquez, A, Yang, G, and Hoisie, A. "Scaling Support Vector Machines on modern HPC platforms." Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (2014). Full Text

Keyes, DE, McInnes, LC, Woodward, C, Gropp, W, Myra, E, Pernice, M, Bell, J, Brown, J, Clo, A, Connors, J, Constantinescu, E, Estep, D, Evans, K, Farhat, C, Hakim, A, Hammond, G, Hansen, G, Hill, J, Isaac, T, Jiao, X, Jordan, K, Kaushik, D, Kaxiras, E, Koniges, A, Lee, K, Lott, A, Lu, Q, Magerlein, J, Maxwell, R, McCourt, M, Mehl, M, Pawlowski, R, Randles, AP, Reynolds, D, Rivière, B, Rüde, U, Scheibe, T, Shadid, J, Sheehan, B, Shephard, M, Siegel, A, Smith, B, Tang, X, Wilson, C, and Wohlmuth, B. "Multiphysics simulations." The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications 27.1 (February 2013): 4-83. Full Text

Randles, A, Baecher, M, Pfister, H, and Kaxiras, E. "A Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Hemodynamics in a Patient-Specific Aortic Coarctation Model." Ed. O Camara, T Manso, M Pop, K Rhode, M Sermesant, and A Young. Statistical Atlases and Computational Models of the Heart. Imaging and Modelling Challenges: Third International Workshop, STACOM 2012, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2012, Nice, France, October 5, 2012, Revised Selected Papers (2013): 17-25. Full Text

Randles, AP. "Massively parallel model of evolutionary game dynamics." Proceedings - 2012 SC Companion: High Performance Computing, Networking Storage and Analysis, SCC 2012 (December 1, 2012): 1531-. Full Text


Gounley, J, Chaudhury, R, Vardhan, M, Driscoll, M, Pathangey, G, Winarta, K, Ryan, J, Frakes, D, and Randles, A. "Does the degree of coarctation of the aorta influence wall shear stress focal heterogeneity?." August 2016. Full Text Open Access Copy

Randles, A, Draeger, EW, Oppelstrup, T, Krauss, L, and Gunnels, JA. "Massively parallel models of the human circulatory system." November 15, 2015. Full Text

You, Y, Song, SL, Fu, H, Marquez, A, Dehnavi, MM, Barker, K, Cameron, KW, Randles, AP, and Yang, G. "MIC-SVM: Designing a highly efficient support vector machine for advanced modern multi-core and many-core architectures." January 1, 2014. Full Text

Randles, AP, Rand, DG, Lee, C, Morrisett, G, Sircar, J, Nowak, MA, and Pfister, H. "Massively parallel model of extended memory use in evolutionary game dynamics." October 7, 2013. Full Text

Randles, AP, Kale, V, Hammond, J, Gropp, W, and Kaxiras, E. "Performance analysis of the lattice Boltzmann model beyond Navier-Stokes." October 7, 2013. Full Text

Randles, A, and Zeger, L. "Efficient Resource Allocation for Broadcasting Multi-Slot Messages With Random Access with Capture." IEEE Military Communications Conference. November 7, 2011 - November 10, 2011. Baltimore, MD. IEEE, October 2011.

Randles, A, Melchionna, S, Kaxiras, E, Latt, J, Sircar, J, Bernaschi, M, Bisson, M, and Succi, S. "Multiscale simulation of cardiovascular flows on the IBM Bluegene/P: full heart-circulation system at red-blood cell resolution." ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis. November 13, 2010 - November 19, 2010. New Orleans, LA. ACM IEEE, November 2010.

Randles, A. "Parallel Genomic Sequence-Search on a Massively Parallel System." ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers. May 7, 2007 - May 9, 2007. Ischia, Italy. ACM, May 2007.

Randles, A, Draeger, EW, and Michor, F. "Analysis of pressure gradient across aortic stenosis with massively parallel computational simulations." Computing in Cardiology. September 7, 2014 - September 10, 2014. Cambridge, MA.