Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Claremont Graduate University
710 N. College Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711
Tel: 909-607-0744 / Fax: 909-607-8261
https://scholar.cgu.edu/allon-percus/
allon.percus@cgu.edu

Research Interests:

  • Discrete optimization
  • Statistical physics of algorithms and networks
  • Random combinatorial structures
  • Computational complexity

Education:

Regular Appointments:

Adjunct and Visiting Appointments:

Book:

Published Papers:

Book Review:

Preprints and Technical Reports:

Funding:

  • PI, Los Alamos National Laboratory subcontract Mathematics Clinic: Machine Learning Algorithms for Graph-Based Representations of Fracture Networks (total budget: $120K)
    September 2016 – May 2018
  • PI, Southern California Edison contract Mathematics Clinic: Predicting and Minimizing Volatility in Power Outages (total budget: $60K)
    September 2015 – May 2016
  • Co-PI, Air Force Office of Scientific Research MURI award Inferring Structure and Forecasting Dynamics on Evolving Networks (total budget: $538K)
    October 2010 – September 2015
  • PI, Southern California Edison contract Mathematics Clinic: Topological Optimization of Reliability Volatility in Power Distribution Networks (total budget: $60K)
    September 2014 – May 2015
  • Co-PI, DOE/ASCR award Dynamics through Randomness: New Mathematical Approaches for Complex Networks (total budget: $936K)
    January 2010 – September 2013
  • Co-PI, Office of Naval Research award Mathematics of Communication and Control for Dynamic Mobile Aquatic Sensors (total budget: $165K)
    April 2010 – September 2012
  • Co-PI, NSF EMT award Harnessing Statistical Physics for Computing and Communications (total budget: $388K)
    September 2008 – August 2012
  • PI, Southern California Edison contract Mathematics Clinic: Optimizing Transmission of Renewable Energy (total budget: $60K)
    September 2011 – May 2012
  • PI, Computing Research Association award CI Fellows (total budget: $193K)
    January 2011 – May 2012
  • PI, Los Alamos National Laboratory subcontract Mathematics Clinic: Optimizing Smart Power Grids (total budget: $90K)
    September 2009 – May 2011
  • Senior Personnel, NSF award Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics renewal (total budget: $17M)
    July 2005 – June 2010
  • Co-PI, DOE Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Directed Research project Physics of Algorithms (total budget: $4.9M)
    October 2006 – September 2009
  • PI, DOE Weapons Supported Research (WSR) Computer Science Research Foundation project New Approaches to Fault Tolerance (total budget: $232K)
    October 2005 – September 2006
  • Co-PI, DOE Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Directed Research project Statistical Physics of Infrastructure Networks (total budget: $4.5M)
    October 2003 – September 2006
  • PI, DOE Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Exploratory Research project Improving Local Search (total budget: $840K)
    October 2002 – September 2005
  • Co-PI, NSF ACT award Intelligent Extraction of Information from Graphs and High-Dimensional Data (total budget: $200K)
    July 2005
  • Co-PI, DOE Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Exploratory Research project Extremal Optimization (total budget: $320K)
    October 1999 – September 2002
  • Co-PI, DOE Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Exploratory Research project Combinatorial Optimization in Biology (total budget: $320K)
    October 1999 – September 2002
    NOTE: The Los Alamos LDRD program is the primary means of supporting basic research at LANL, which as a DOE laboratory is not eligible for NSF funding. Projects are selected by a peer-reviewed competition with a success rate of 10-20%.

Teaching:

  • Math 164/264: Scientific Computing
    Harvey Mudd College/Claremont Graduate University, Spring 2017
  • Math 293-393: Mathematics Clinic
    Claremont Graduate University, Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
  • Math 387: Discrete Mathematical Modeling
    Claremont Graduate University, Fall 2016
  • Math 293-393: Mathematics Clinic
    Claremont Graduate University, Fall 2015 – Spring 2016
  • Math 293-393: Mathematics Clinic
    Claremont Graduate University, Fall 2014 – Spring 2015
  • Math 451: Statistical Mechanics and Lattice Models
    Claremont Graduate University, Spring 2014
  • Math 392: Mathematics Clinic
    Claremont Graduate University, Fall 2013
  • Math 389: Discrete Mathematical Modeling
    Claremont Graduate University, Spring 2013
  • Math 389: Discrete Mathematical Modeling
    Claremont Graduate University, Spring 2012
  • Math 392-393: Mathematics Clinic
    Claremont Graduate University, Fall 2011 – Spring 2012
  • Math 251: Probability
    Claremont Graduate University, Fall 2011
  • Math 164/264: Scientific Computing
    Harvey Mudd College/Claremont Graduate University, Spring 2011
  • Math 392-393: Mathematics Clinic
    Claremont Graduate University, Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
  • Math 451: Statistical Mechanics
    Claremont Graduate University, Fall 2010
  • Math 164/264: Scientific Computing
    Harvey Mudd College/Claremont Graduate University, Spring 2010
  • Math 392-393: Mathematics Clinic
    Claremont Graduate University, Fall 2009 – Spring 2010
  • Math 389: Discrete Mathematical Modeling
    Claremont Graduate University, Fall 2009
  • Math 251: Probability
    Claremont Graduate University, Fall 2009
  • Math 473: Combinatorial Optimization and Discrete Algorithms
    Claremont Graduate University, Spring 2009
  • Math 164/264: Scientific Computing
    Harvey Mudd College/Claremont Graduate University, Spring 2009
  • Math 290J: Discrete Algorithms and Phase Transitions
    UCLA, Fall 2006 – Spring 2007
  • CS 260: Monte Carlo Algorithms
    UC Riverside, Spring 2003
  • CS 260: Heuristic Methods in Optimization
    UC Riverside, Winter 2003
  • Industry Mentor for RIPS undergraduate research project at IPAM: Improving the Performance of Local Search Heuristics
    UCLA, Summer 2002

PhD Committees:

  • John Waynelovich
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2017
  • William Spinella
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2017
  • Jennifer Flenner
    CGU Mathematics, PhD 2017
  • Deng Zhou
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2016
  • Shaher Abdallah
    CGU/CSULB Joint Doctoral Program in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics, PhD 2016
  • Martin Kandes
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2015
  • Mariangel Garcia
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2015
  • Daniel Herrlin
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2015
  • Peng Zhao
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2015
  • Omair Zubairi
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2015
  • Micah Schuster
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2015
  • Mark Wilson
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2015
  • Gene Ko
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2015
  • Melodie Hallett
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2015
  • Xun Sun
    CGU Mathematics, PhD 2015
  • Wei Wang
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2015
  • David Heckman
    CGU Mathematics, PhD 2015
  • Mohammad Abouali
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2014
  • Nicolas Chaumont
    CGU/KGI Joint Doctoral Program in Computational and Systems Biology, PhD 2014
  • Mary Thomas
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2014
  • Cristina Garcia-Cardona
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2013 (committee chair)
  • Jonathan Wilson
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2013
  • Dany De Cecchis
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2012
  • Sara Zarei
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2012
  • Rafael Navarro
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2012
  • Ron Caplan
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2012
  • Joris Billen
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2012
  • Sammuel Jalali
    CGU/CSULB Joint Doctoral Program in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics, PhD 2012
  • Justin Ku
    CGU Information Systems and Technology, PhD 2012
  • Dwayne Chambers
    CGU Mathematics, PhD 2011
  • Michael Vodhanel
    CGU Mathematics, PhD 2011
  • Todd Coburn
    CGU/CSULB Joint Doctoral Program in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics, PhD 2010
  • Hai Ah Nam
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2010
  • Rodrigo Negreiros
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2009
  • Kun Marhadi
    CGU/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science, PhD 2009
  • Milan Bradonjic
    UCLA Electrical Engineering, PhD 2008 (committee chair)
  • Gunes Ercal
    UCLA Computer Science, PhD 2008

Professional Service and Distinctions:

  • Director, CGU Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics Clinic
    July 2010 – present
  • Avery Fellow, Claremont Graduate University and Harvey Mudd College
    January 2009 – June 2011, January 2017 – June 2018
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Committee on Gene Golub SIAM Summer School
    October 2013 – September 2017
  • Director, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University
    July 2013 – June 2015
  • CGU Task Committee for Faculty Review of Provost
    January 2014 – May 2014
  • Program Committee, 2013 Workshop on Algorithms and Models for the Web Graph
  • Program Committee, 2012 Workshop on Algorithms and Models for the Web Graph
  • Organizing Committee, Algorithmic Game Theory workshop, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles
    January 2011
  • CGU Faculty Executive Committee
    August 2009 – December 2009
  • Organizing Committee, Physics of Algorithms workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    September 2009
  • Review Panel, DOE Office of Nonproliferation Research and Development
    March 2008
  • Organizing Committee, Algorithms, Inference, and Statistical Physics workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    May 2007
  • Advisory Committee, NetSci07 – International Conference on Network Science, New York
    May 2007
  • Board of Trustees (member ex-officio), Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles
    July 2003 – June 2006
  • Science Advisory Board (member ex-officio), Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles
    July 2003 – June 2006
  • Review Panel, DOE NNSA Office of Research and Engineering
    April 2005
  • Review Panel, DOE Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Directed Research program
    June 2004
  • Organizer, Phase Transitions in Computer Science symposium, Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Seattle
    February 2004
  • Advisory Board, Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library
    December 1998 – June 2003
  • Program Committee, 2003 Congress on Evolutionary Computation
  • Program Committee, 2002 Congress on Evolutionary Computation
  • Organizing Committee chair, Phase Transitions and Algorithmic Complexity workshop, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles
    June 2002
  • Organizing Committee chair, Computational Complexity and Statistical Physics workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    September 2001
  • Co-organizer, Frontiers in Combinatorics workshop, Los Alamos, New Mexico
    July-August 1998