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Martina  Barnas

Martina Barnas

Assistant Dean for Research

Director of Research Collaborations

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(812) 856-9664
321 N. Woodlawn Ave.


Martina Barnas is Assistant Dean for Research and Director of Research Collaborations at the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington. Barnas received her undergraduate degree in Mathematical Physics from Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, and she earned her Ph.D. in Physics from The Ohio State University where she worked with Robert Perry and Nobel Prize Laureate Kenneth G. Wilson on light-front renormalization group approach to QCD, an innovative theoretical approach to determine properties of particles. She also held academic positions with the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Florida.

Moving away from theoretical physics to commercial sector, Barnas transitioned to research and development in electronics and computer science at Mentor Graphics Corporation. In 2002, she became the co-founder and chief scientist at MNB Technologies in Bloomington, helping to successfully acquire research and development grants in excess of $1.4 million while serving customers primarily in the defense sector. The company was named the 2005 Indiana Venture Idol Competition Finalist and earned the 2009 FUSE Award for Innovative Business of the Year.

Barnas returned to academia in 2012 to pursue her interest in educational research at the School of Education at IU until becoming a research faculty member with the Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies (CREST) in 2014. She took on the role as Director of Research Collaborations at SoIC in 2015.

Barnas has continued her research and education, earning a Master of Science in Learning and Developmental Sciences at the IU School of Education in 2016. She has co-authored four U.S. patent applications and has authored or co-authored 28 academic publications in physics. Since her return to academia, she has co-authored peer-reviewed publications in education research and computer science, served as a proceedings chair for EduPar 2015, and program committee member for workshops associated with IEEE/NSF TCPP Curriculum Initiative. Most recently, she serves as guest editor for a special issue of The Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Keeping up with Technology: Teaching Parallel, Distributed and High-Performance Computing. Her current research interests include distributed graph algorithms, issues of performance modeling, plenoptics and computer science education.

Recent Publications




Selected Publications

  • V. Bužek, I. Jex, and M. Brisudova, Jaynes-Cummings model with displaced number states, Int. J. Mod. Phys. B 5, 797 (1991).
  • M. Brisudova, Nonlinear dissipative oscillator with displaced number states, J. Mod. Optics 38, 2505 (1991).
  • M. Brisudova, Creating multiphase coherent states in a damped anharmonic oscillator, Phys. Rev. A 46, 1696 (1992).
  • M. Brisudova, S.D. Głazek, Relativistic bound state form factors in a renormalized Hamiltonian approach, Phys. Rev. D 50, 971 (1994).
  • K.G. Wilson, M. Brisudova, Chiral symmetry breaking and light-front QCD, in Proc. Fourth Int. Workshop on Light-Front Quantization and Non-perturbative Dynamics, ed. by S.D. Głazek (World Scientific, Singapore, 1995), 166; a. hep-th/9411008.
  • M. Brisudova, R. Perry, Initial bound state studies in light-front QCD, Phys. Rev. D 54, 1831 (1996); hep-ph/9511443.
  • M. Brisudova, Bound state studies in light-front QCD of mesons containing at least one heavy quark, in Hadron Structure 1996, 308 (QCD161:I406:1996); hep-ph/9604386.
  • M. Brisudova, R. Perry, Note on restoring manifest rotational symmetry in hyperfine and fine structure in light-front QED, Phys. Rev. D 54, 6453 (1996); hep-ph/9605363.
  • M. Brisudova, R. J. Perry, K.G. Wilson, Quarkonia in Hamiltonian light-front QCD, Phys. Rev. Lett.78, 1227(1997);.
  • M. Brisudova, S. Szpigel, R. Perry, Effects of massive gluons on quarkonia in light-front QCD, Phys. Lett. B 421,334(1998); hep-ph/9709479.
  • S.D. Bass, M. Brisudova, A. De Roeck , The Drell-Hearn-Gerasimov sum rule at polarized HERA, in Hamburg/Zeuthen 1997, Deep inelastic scattering off polarized targets, Physics with polarized protons at HERA, 690-695, and in Hamburg 1997, Physics with polarized protons at HERA, 188-193; a. hep-ph/9710518.
  • S.D. Bass, M. Brisudova, The spin and flavor dependence of high-energy photoabsorption, Eur. Phys .J. A 4; 251 (1999); hep-ph/9711423.
  • M. Brisudova, L. Burakovsky, T. Goldman, New glueball meson mass relations, Phys. Rev. D 58:114015 (1998); hep-ph/9712514.
  • M. Brisudova, Electromagnetic duality in light-front coordinates, Phys. Rev. D 59, 087702 (1999); hep-th/9806196.
  • M. Brisudova, L. Burakovsky, T. Goldman, Effect of color screening on heavy quarkonia Regge trajectories, Phys. Lett. B 460, 1 (1999); hep-ph/981029.
  • M. Brisudova, L. Burakovsky, T. Goldman, Effective Functional Form of Regge Trajectories, Phys. Rev. D 61, 054013 (2000); hep-ph/9906293 .
  • M. Brisudova, W.H. Kinney, Back reaction of a long-range force on a Friedmann-Robertson-Walker background, Phys. Rev. D 62, 103516 (2000); hep-ph/0006067.
  • W.H. Kinney, M. Brisudova, An attempt to do without dark matter, in The Onset of Nonlinearity in cosmology, ed. J. N. Fry, J. R. Buchler, H. Kandrup (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 927), 127; astro-ph/0006453.
  • M. Brisudova, L. Burakovsky, T. Goldman, Lessons from Hadron Phenomenology, Nucl. Phys. Proc. Suppl. 90, 120 (2000); hep-ph/0009124.
  • M. Brisudova, L. Burakovsky, T. Goldman, Spectroscopy "windows" of quarkantiquark mesons and glueballs with effective Regge trajectories, in Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum IV, ed. W. Lucha, Khin Maung Maung (World Scientific, Singapore), 297; hep-ph/0009126.
  • M. Brisudova, R.P. Woodard, W.H. Kinney, Homogeneous and Isotropic Charge Densities to Accelerate the Universe, Class. Quant. Grav. 18, 3929 (2001); gr-qc/0105072.
  • M. Brisudova, W.H. Kinney, R.P. Woodard, Cosmology with a long range repulsive force, Phys. Rev. D 65, 103513 (2002); hep-ph/0110174.
  • M. Brisudova, Small x divergences in the Similarity RG approach to LF QCD, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 17, 59 (2002); hep-ph/0111189.
  • M. Brisudova, Small x divergences in a heavy quark-antiquark state, Nucl. Phys. Proc. Suppl. 108, 173 (2002); hep-ph/0111388.
  • W.H. Kinney, M. Brisudova, R.P. Woodard, Cosmology with a long-range repulsive force, in Cape Town 2002, Dark matter in astro-and particle physics, 322; hep-ph/0205055.
  • M. Brisudova Barnas, T. Goldman, Hybridgen: A Model for the Study of QCD Hybrid States, Mod. Phys. Lett. A. 22, No. 29, 2175 (2007); nucl-th/0209065.
  • M. Brisudova, L. Burakovsky, T. Goldman, A. Szczepaniak, Nonlinear Regge trajectories and glueballs, Phys.Rev.D 67:094016 (2003); nucl-th/0303012.
  • M. Brisudova, N.V. Granny, Polymorphic computational system and method, United States Patent Application 20040111248, June 10, 2004.
  • M. Brisudova, N.V. Granny, Polymorphic computational system and method in signals intelligence analysis, United States Patent Application 20040044514, June 10, 2004. US Patent No: 7,386,833 issued June 10, 2008. Assignee Mentor Graphics Corp.;
  • M. Brisudova, N.V. Granny, A device and implementation method for citizen notification in well defined geographic regions of homeland security and/or civil defense warnings, alerts, and desired protective actions, United States Patent Application 10/899,814 , July 27, 2004.
  • N. Granny, M. Barnas, C. Wylie, Method and System for Automated Computer Program Generation, United States Patent Application Provisional: 61560452, November 16, 2011. United States Patent Application 20140214731.
  • M. Barnas and S. Zheltoukhova, Reflections on the SWSEEL Russian Program from a Sociocultural Perspective: Challenges and Benefits, Working Papers in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (WPLCLE) Volume 3, April 2014 (2014): 112.
  • J.S. Firoz, T.A. Kanewala, M. Zalewski, M. Barnas, A. Lumsdaine, The anatomy of Large-Scale Distributed Graph Algorithms, CoRR, abs/1507.06702, 2015.
  • J. S. Firoz, T. A. Kanewala, M. Zalewski, M. Barnas, A. Lumsdaine, Importance of Runtime Considerations in Performance Engineering of Large-Scale Distributed Graph Algorithms. In 1st Workshop on Performance Engineering for Large Scale Graph Analytics at EuroPar (PELGA), August 2015. Springer.
  • J.S. Firoz, M. Barnas, M. Zalewski, A. Lumsdaine. Comparison Of Single Source Shortest Path Algorithms On Two Recent Asynchronous Many-task Runtime Systems. In 21st IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS 2015), December 2015. IEEE.
  • J.S. Firoz, M. Barnas, M. Zalewski, A. Lumsdaine. The Value of Variance. In 7th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE), March 2016. ACM.
  • J. S. Firoz, T.A. Kanewala, M. Zalewski, M. Barnas and A. Lumsdaine. Context Matters: Distributed Graph Algorithms and Runtime Systems. In Platform For Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC), June 2016. ACM.
  • J.S. Firoz, M. Zalewski, M. Barnas, A. Lumsdaine. Improving Performance of Distributed Graph Traversals via Application-Aware Plug-in Work Scheduler. In 2nd Workshop on Performance Engineering for Large Scale Graph Analytics at EuroPar 2016 (PELGA), August 2016.
  • S.K. Prasad, I. Banicescu, M. Barnas, D. Gime ́nez, A. Lumsdaine, Keeping up with technology: Teaching parallel, Distributed and High-Performance Computing, J. Parallel Distrib. Comput. (2017), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpdc.2017.03.001