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. .
- 2012. "Local Derivative-Free Approach to Approximation of Computationally Expensive Posterior Densities." Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics 21 (2): 476-495. .
- 2012. "Integrated Hydrological Modelling of Small- and Medium-sized Water Storages with Application to the Upper Fengman Reservoir Basin of China." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 16: 4033-4047. .
- 2012. "A New Reservoir Operation Policy Generation Method (SOSM) Using Scenarios Optimization (SO) and Surrogate Model (SM)." Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing 136: 679-688. .
- 2012. "Estimating Maximal Annual Energy Given Heterogeneous Hydropower Generating Units with Application to the Three Gorges System." ASCE Journal of Water Resources, Planning and Management . .
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