Bruna Jacobson


Phone: 277-7213 (Admin)

Physical Address

Room 3400C
Farris Engineering Center
Building # 119 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

01 1130
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

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Ph.D., Physics, University of Southern California

M.S., Physics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, 2005

B.S., Physics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, 2004


Dr. Jacobson’s research interest lies in creating multiscale modeling approaches that contribute to close coupling between experiment, theory, and simulation to predict and accelerate the design of biomaterials. The multiscale aspect of her research consists in exploring the emergence of biological phenomena by identifying the parameters and relevant degrees of freedom from microscale models that inform mesoscale models. The goal of these biophysics simulations is to use data-driven modeling to provide information and predictions in order to guide experimental and theoretical efforts to better understand biological systems. Her interdisciplinary academic background and research experience facilitate the development of physics-based computational models using tools such as kinetic Monte Carlo, Markov theory, and simulated annealing, that are effective to analyze biophysical processes across different length and time scales.

Teaching Interests

  • Computational Science and Modeling
  • Scientific Modeling

Research Interests

  • Computational Biophysics
  • Non-equilibrium Stochastic Processes
  • Phase Transitions in Soft Condensed Matter Systems