TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
Address1102 BATES
Houston, TX 77030
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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. Rusin CG, Acosta SI, Vu EL, Ahmed M, Brady KM, Penny DJ. Automated Prediction of Cardiorespiratory Deterioration in Patients With Single Ventricle. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021 Jun 29; 77(25):3184-3192. PMID: 34167643.
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    2. Savorgnan F, Bhat PN, Checchia PA, Acosta S, Tume SC, Lasa JJ, Asadourian V, Achuff BJ, Flores S, Ahmed M, Crouthamel DI, Loomba RS, Bronicki RA. RBC Transfusion Induced ST Segment Variability Following the Norwood Procedure. Crit Care Explor. 2021 May; 3(5):e0417. PMID: 34036271.
    3. Acosta S. Local on-surface radiation condition for multiple scattering of waves from convex obstacles. Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Engrg. 2021; 378:113697. View Publication.
    4. Foughty ZC, Tavaslioglu O, Rhee CJ, Elizondo LI, Rusin CG, Penny DJ, Acosta S, Rios DR. Novel Method of Calculating Pulse Pressure Variation to Predict Fluid Responsiveness to Transfusion in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. J Pediatr. 2021 Jul; 234:265-268.e1. PMID: 33865859.
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    5. Elizondo LI, Vu EL, Kibler KK, Rios DR, Easley RB, Andropoulos D, Acosta S, Rusin C, Brady K, Rhee CJ. Critical Closing Pressure by Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy in a Neonatal Piglet Model. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2021; 131:295-299. PMID: 33839861.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    6. Acosta S. Solvability for photoacoustic imaging with idealized piezoelectric sensors. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control. 2020; 67(11):2413-2422. View Publication.
    7. 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. View Publication.
    8. Ahmed M, Advani S, Moreira A, Zoretic S, Martinez J, Chorath K, Acosta S, Naqvi R, Burmeister-Morton F, Burmeister F, Tarriela A, Petershack M, Evans M, Hoang A, Rajasekaran K, Ahuja S, Moreira A. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children: A systematic review. EClinicalMedicine. 2020 Sep; 26:100527. PMID: 32923992.
      Citations: 61     
    9. Rios DR, Rhee CJ, Elizondo L, Brady KM, Rusin CG, Acosta S. Creatinine filtration kinetics in critically Ill neonates. Pediatr Res. 2021 03; 89(4):952-957. PMID: 32454515.
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    10. 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.
      Citations: 1     
    11. 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. View Publication.
    12. S. Acosta. Recovery of pressure and wave speed for photoacoustic imaging under a condition of relative uncertainty. Inverse Problems. 2019; 35(11):115013. View Publication.
    13. 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.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. S. Acosta. Well-posedness for photoacoustic tomography with Fabry-Perot sensors. SIAM J. Imag. Sciences. 2019; 12(4):1669-1685. View Publication.
    15. 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.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. 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.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Acosta S, Palacios B. Thermoacoustic tomography for an integro-differential wave equation modeling attenuation. J. Differential Equations. 2018; 264(3):1984-2010. View Publication.
    18. 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.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. 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. View Publication.
    20. 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.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Acosta S. High order surface radiation conditions for time-harmonic waves in exterior domains. Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Engrg. 2017; 322:296-310. View Publication.
    22. 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.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. 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. View Publication.
    24. Acosta S, Montalto C. Photoacoustic imaging taking into account thermodynamic attenuation. Inverse Problems. 2016; 32(11):115001. View Publication.
    25. 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.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. 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.
      Citations: 3     
    27. S. Acosta and C. Montalto. Multiwave imaging in an enclosure with variable wave speed. Inverse Problems. 2015; 31:065009. View Publication.
    28. S. Acosta. A control approach to recover the wave speed (conformal factor) from one measurement. Inverse Problems and Imaging. 2015; 9:301-315. View Publication.
    29. Acosta S. Recovery of the absorption coefficient in radiative transport from a single measurement. Inverse Problems and Imaging. 2015; 9(2):289-300. View Publication.
    30. Acosta S, Penny DJ, Rusin CG. An effective model of blood flow in capillary beds. Microvasc Res. 2015 Jul; 100:40-7. PMID: 25936622.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    31. S. Acosta, R. Alonso, L. Borcea. Source estimation with incoherent waves in random waveguides. Inverse Problems. 2015; 31:035013. View Publication.
    32. S. Acosta. On-surface radiation condition for multiple scattering of waves. Comput. Meth. Appl. Mech. Engrg. 2015; 283:1296-1309. View Publication.
    33. S. Acosta. Time reversal for radiative transport with applications to inverse and control problems. Inverse Problems. 2013; 29:085014. View Publication.
    34. Acosta S, Chow S, Villamizar V. Contemporary Mathematics. Multifrequency inverse source problem for elastic waves. 2013; 586:1-8. View Publication.
    35. S. Acosta, S. Chow, J. Taylor, V. Villamizar. On the multi-frequency inverse source problem in heterogeneous media. Inverse Problems. 2012; 28:075013. View Publication.
    36. 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. View Publication.
    37. 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. View Publication.
    38. 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. View Publication.
    39. 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. View Publication.
    40. 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. View Publication.
    41. Villamizar V, Acosta S. Elliptic grids with nearly uniform cell area and line spacing. Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis. 2009; 34:59-75. View Publication.
    42. Acosta S, Acosta P. Numerical wave scattering taking account of energy dissipation and media stiffness. SIAM Undergraduate Research Online. 2008; 1(2):100-119. View Publication.
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