Ph.D. student, Imager Lab
Supervisor: Robert Bridson

essex [at] cs [dot] ubc [dot] ca

Dept. of Computer Science
University of British Columbia
201-2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4, Canada


I'm interested in making worlds inside the computer. In more traditional terms: computer graphics, physics-based animation and computational physics, scientific computing, rendering, and a little bit of artificial intelligence. My current research is focused on fluid simulation algorithms. In particular, my research has look at particle-in-cell methods (e.g. FLIP & MPM), explicit surface tracking, high-order methods, Discontinuous Galerkin, and linear solvers.


My Google Scholar profile.

The Discretely-Discontinuous Galerkin Coarse Grid for Domain Decomposition, Essex Edwards and Robert Bridson in submission 2015 [arXix preprint]

Detailed Water on Coarse Grids, Essex Edwards and Robert Bridson, ACM Transactions on Graphics - SIGGRAPH 2014, Volume 33, Issue 4 [project page] [PDF][publisher page]

Efficient geometrically exact continuous collision detection, Tyson Brochu, Essex Edwards, and Robert Bridson, ACM Transactions on Graphics - SIGGRAPH Volume 31, Issue 4, July 2012, Article 96, DOI: 10.1145/2185520.2185592 [pdf][project page]

A high-order accurate particle-in-cell method, Essex Edwards and Robert Bridson, Intl. J. Num. Meth. Engr., Volume 90, Issue 9, pages 1073–1088, June 2012, DOI:10.1002/nme.3356 [pdf] [publisher page]

Calculation of molecular volumes and volumes of activation using molecular dynamics simulations. (2012) H. Wiebe, J. Spooner, N. Boon, E. Deglint, E. Edwards, P. Dance, N. Weinberg The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Volume 116, Issue 3, pg 2240, DOI:10.1021/jp209088u

Molecular dynamics calculation of molecular volumes and volumes of activation. (2012) J. Spooner, H. Wiebe, N. Boon, E. Deglint, E. Edwards, B. Yanciw, B. Patton, L. Thiele, P. Dance, N. Weinberg Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics , Volume 14, Issue 7, pg 2264, DOI:10.1039/c2cp22949h [pdf]

Molecular dynamics calculation of activation volumes, (2011) E. Deglint, H. Martens, E. Edwards, N. Boon, P. Dance, N. Weinberg, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13, 438-440, DOI: 10.1039/C0CP01570A [pdf]

Molecular dynamics study of reaction kinetics in viscous media, (2011) J. Perkins, E. Edwards, R. Kleiv, N. Weinberg, Molecular Physics, Volume 109, Issue 15, pp 1901-1909, DOI: 10.1080/00268976.2011.598136

Nonequilibrium solvent effects in reaction kinetics: Steady-state solutions for the Agmon-Hopfield two-dimensional stochastic model, (2010) P. Dance, E. Edwards, T. Asano, M. Basilevsky, N. Weinberg, The Canadian Journal of Chemistry, August 2010, 8 (88), pp 839-848, DOI: 10.1139/V10-045

Reactions in viscous media: potential and free energy surfaces in solvent-solute coordinates.(2009) L. Huber, E. Edwards, M. V. Basilevsky; N. Weinberg, Molecular Physics, Volume 107, Issue 21 July 2009 , pages 2283 - 2291, DOI: 10.1080/00268970903272889

Importance sampling as an efficient strategy for the conformational analysis of flexible molecules. (2008) N. Weinberg, M. Dhaliwal, C. Reilly, E. Edwards, and S. Wolfe, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2008, 112 (50), pp 13116-13120, DOI: 10.1021/jp805417k

Masters Thesis

A high-order accurate particle-in-cell method. Edwards, E., 2010, M.Sc thesis. University of British Columbia. [pdf]