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InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
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    Rice University, Houston TXPhD05/2014Computational and Applied Mathematics
    Brigham Young University, Provo UTMS05/2011Mathematics
    Brigham Young University, Provo UTBS05/2009Mechanical Engineering
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    2017 - 2020NSF - DMS, Baylor College of Medicine
    2015 - 2017AMS-Simons Travel Grant, Baylor College of Medicine
    2012 - 2013BP Scholarship Award in Science, Rice University
    2011SIAM Summer School on Waves and Imaging
    2011Graduate Research Award, BYU Math
    2010Graduate Research Fellowship, BYU Math
    2009Orson Pratt Prize for most outstanding graduating senior, BYU Math
    Brigham Young Bicentennial Scholar, BYU

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    16BGIA27490024     (Craig Rusin)Jan 1, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017
    American Heart Association Beginning-Grant-In-Aid
    Real-time prediction of acute arrest in infants with single ventricle physiology
    Role: Research Staff

    NSF-DMS 1712725     (Sebastian Acosta)Jul 15, 2017 - Jul 15, 2020
    National Science Foundation
    Collaborative Research: Improved Algorithms for Multiwave Imaging in Complex Media: Theory and Computation
    Role: PI

    1R56HL131574     (Craig Rusin)Jul 1, 2018 - Jul 1, 2023
    National Institute of Health - National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
    Multi-site validation study of the HLHS arrest predictor
    Role: Research Faculty

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    1. K. Guo, S. Acosta, J. Chan. A weight-adjusted discontinuous Galerkin method for wave propagation in coupled elastic-acoustic media. Journal of Computational Physics. 2020; 418:109632.
    2. Rios DR, Rhee CJ, Elizondo L, Brady KM, Rusin CG, Acosta S. Creatinine filtration kinetics in critically Ill neonates. Pediatr Res. 2020 May 26. PMID: 32454515.
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    3. Acosta S, Ahmed M, Yin SM, Brady KM, Penny DJ, Rusin CG. A robust Fourier-based method to measure pulse pressure variability. Biomed Signal Process Control. 2020 Jul; 60. PMID: 32719724.
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    4. S. Acosta, M. Ahmed, S.M. Yin, K.M. Brady, D.J. Penny, C.G. Rusin. A robust Fourier-based method to measure pulse pressure variability. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control. 2020; 60:101947.
    5. V. Villamizar, D. Grundvig, O. Rojas, S. Acosta. High order methods for acoustic scattering: Coupling farfield expansions ABC with deferred-correction methods. Wave Motion. 2020; 95:102529.
    6. S. Acosta. Recovery of pressure and wave speed for photoacoustic imaging under a condition of relative uncertainty. Inverse Problems. 2019; 35(11):115013.
    7. Achuff BJ, Moffett BS, Acosta S, Lasa JJ, Checchia PA, Rusin CG. The authors reply. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019 10; 20(10):1004-1005. PMID: 31580284.
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    8. S. Acosta. Well-posedness for photoacoustic tomography with Fabry-Perot sensors. SIAM J. Imag. Sciences. 2019; 12(4):1669-1685.
    9. Achuff BJ, Moffett BS, Acosta S, Lasa JJ, Checchia PA, Rusin CG. Hypotensive Response to IV Acetaminophen in Pediatric Cardiac Patients. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019 06; 20(6):527-533. PMID: 30676493.
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    10. Elizondo LI, Rios DR, Vu E, Kibler K, Easley RB, Andropoulos DB, Acosta S, Rusin CG, Kaiser JR, Brady KM, Rhee CJ. Observed and calculated cerebral critical closing pressure are highly correlated in preterm infants. Pediatr Res. 2019 08; 86(2):242-246. PMID: 31003233.
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    11. Acosta S, Palacios B. Thermoacoustic tomography for an integro-differential wave equation modeling attenuation. J. Differential Equations. 2018; 264(3):1984-2010.
    12. Achuff BJ, Achuff JC, Park HH, Moffett B, Acosta S, Rusin CG, Checchia PA. Epinephrine syringe exchange events in a paediatric cardiovascular ICU: analysing the storm. Cardiol Young. 2018 Mar; 28(3):409-415. PMID: 29198222.
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    13. S. Acosta, C. Puelz, B. Riviere, D. Penny, C. Rusin. A computational study of the Fontan circulation with fenestration or hepatic vein exclusion. Computers in Biology and Medicine. 2017; 89:405-418.
    14. Acosta S, Penny DJ, Brady KM, Rusin CG. An effective model of cerebrovascular pressure reactivity and blood flow autoregulation. Microvasc Res. 2018 01; 115:34-43. PMID: 28847705.
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    15. Acosta S. High order surface radiation conditions for time-harmonic waves in exterior domains. Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Engrg. 2017; 322:296-310.
    16. Acosta S, Puelz C, Rivière B, Penny DJ, Brady KM, Rusin CG. Cardiovascular mechanics in the early stages of pulmonary hypertension: a computational study. Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2017 Dec; 16(6):2093-2112. PMID: 28733923.
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    17. Villamizar V, Acosta S, Dastrup B. High order local absorbing boundary conditions for acoustic waves in terms of farfield expansions. Journal of Computational Physics. 2017; 333(3):331-351.
    18. Acosta S, Montalto C. Photoacoustic imaging taking into account thermodynamic attenuation. Inverse Problems. 2016; 32(11):115001.
    19. Rusin CG, Acosta SI, Shekerdemian LS, Vu EL, Bavare AC, Myers RB, Patterson LW, Brady KM, Penny DJ. Prediction of imminent, severe deterioration of children with parallel circulations using real-time processing of physiologic data. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jul; 152(1):171-7. PMID: 27174513.
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    20. Acosta S, Puelz C, Riviére B, Penny DJ, Rusin CG. Numerical Method of Characteristics for One-Dimensional Blood Flow. J Comput Phys. 2015 Aug 01; 294:96-109. PMID: 25931614.
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    21. S. Acosta and C. Montalto. Multiwave imaging in an enclosure with variable wave speed. Inverse Problems. 2015; 31:065009.
    22. S. Acosta. A control approach to recover the wave speed (conformal factor) from one measurement. Inverse Problems and Imaging. 2015; 9:301-315.
    23. Acosta S. Recovery of the absorption coefficient in radiative transport from a single measurement. Inverse Problems and Imaging. 2015; 9(2):289-300.
    24. Acosta S, Penny DJ, Rusin CG. An effective model of blood flow in capillary beds. Microvasc Res. 2015 Jul; 100:40-7. PMID: 25936622.
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    25. S. Acosta, R. Alonso, L. Borcea. Source estimation with incoherent waves in random waveguides. Inverse Problems. 2015; 31:035013.
    26. S. Acosta. On-surface radiation condition for multiple scattering of waves. Comput. Meth. Appl. Mech. Engrg. 2015; 283:1296-1309.
    27. S. Acosta. Time reversal for radiative transport with applications to inverse and control problems. Inverse Problems. 2013; 29:085014.
    28. Acosta S, Chow S, Villamizar V. Contemporary Mathematics. Multifrequency inverse source problem for elastic waves. 2013; 586:1-8.
    29. S. Acosta, S. Chow, J. Taylor, V. Villamizar. On the multi-frequency inverse source problem in heterogeneous media. Inverse Problems. 2012; 28:075013.
    30. Wagner R, Acosta S, Glasgow S, Su Q, Grobe R. Quantum fluctuations in the dressed vacuum of a bosonic model system. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. 2012; 45:275303.
    31. Acosta S, Villamizar V, Malone B. The DtN nonreflecting boundary condition for multiple scattering problems in the half-plane. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 2012; 217-220:1-11.
    32. Acosta S, Villamizar V. Coupling of Dirichlet-to-Neumann boundary condition and finite difference methods in curvilinear coordinates for multiple scattering. Journal of Computational Physics. 2010; 229(15):5498-5517.
    33. Acosta S, Villamizar V. Finite difference on grids with nearly uniform cell area and line spacing for the wave equation on complex domains. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics. 2010; 234(6):1970-1979.
    34. Villamizar V, Acosta S. Generation of smooth grids with line control for scattering from multiple obstacles. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation. 2009; 79(8):2506-2520.
    35. Villamizar V, Acosta S. Elliptic grids with nearly uniform cell area and line spacing. Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis. 2009; 34:59-75.
    36. Acosta S, Acosta P. Numerical wave scattering taking account of energy dissipation and media stiffness. SIAM Undergraduate Research Online. 2008; 1(2):100-119.
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