Amanda Randles

Amanda Randles

Alfred Winborne and Victoria Stover Mordecai Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences

My research in biomedical simulation and high-performance computing focuses on the development of new computational tools that we use to provide insight into the localization and development of human diseases ranging from atherosclerosis to cancer. 

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Alfred Winborne and Victoria Stover Mordecai Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Assistant Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute

Contact Information

  • Office Location: Wilkinson Building, Room No. 325, 534 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: +1 919 660 6962
  • Email Address:
  • Websites:


  • Ph.D. Harvard University, 2013

Research Interests

Biomedical simulation and high-performance computing

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award. Pratt School of Engineering. 2023
  • Pioneer Award. NIH. 2022
  • Fellow (NAI). National Academy of Inventors. 2021
  • Senior Member. National Academy of Inventors. 2019
  • IEEE-CS Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC) Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in High Performance Computing. IEEE. 2017
  • MIT TR35 Visionary. MIT TR35. 2017
  • Grace Murray Hopper Award. ACM. 2017
  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. Oak Ridge Associated Universities. 2016
  • Best Paper, IEEE International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS) 2015. IEEE. 2015
  • Gordon Bell Finalist. ACM. 2015
  • Early Independence Award. NIH. 2014
  • Lawrence Fellowship. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. 2013
  • U.S. Delegate . Heidelberg Laureate Forum. 2013
  • Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Google. 2012
  • George Michael Memorial High Performance Computing Fellowship. ACM/IEEE. 2012
  • U.S. Delegate . Lindau Nobel Laureates and Students Meeting Dedicated to Physics. 2012
  • Gordon Bell Finalist. ACM. 2010
  • George Michael Memorial High Performance Computing Fellowship. ACM/IEEE. 2010
  • Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. Department of Energy. 2010
  • Graduate Research Fellowship. National Science Foundation. 2009

Courses Taught

  • EGR 393: Research Projects in Engineering
  • BME 792: Continuation of Graduate Independent Study
  • BME 791: Graduate Independent Study
  • BME 590L: Special Topics with Lab
  • BME 520L: Computational Foundations of Biomedical Simulation (GE, BB, MC)
  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 307: Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems (AC or GE, BB)

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Chidyagwai, SG; Kaplan, MS; Jensen, CW; Chen, JS; Chamberlain, RC; Hill, KD; Barker, PCA; Slesnick, TC; Randles, A, Surgical Modulation of Pulmonary Artery Shear Stress: A Patient-Specific CFD Analysis of the Norwood Procedure., Cardiovasc Eng Technol (2024) [10.1007/s13239-024-00724-3] [abs].
  • Geddes, JR; Randles, A, Optimizing Temporal Waveform Analysis: A Novel Pipeline for Efficient Characterization of Left Coronary Artery Velocity Profiles., ArXiv (2024) [abs].
  • Nan, J; Roychowdhury, S; Randles, A, Investigating the Influence of Heterogeneity Within Cell Types on Microvessel Network Transport., Cellular and molecular bioengineering, vol 16 no. 5-6 (2023), pp. 497-507 [10.1007/s12195-023-00790-y] [abs].
  • Valero-Lara, P; Vetter, J; Gounley, J; Randles, A, Moment Representation of Regularized Lattice Boltzmann Methods on NVIDIA and AMD GPUs, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (2023), pp. 1697-1704 [10.1145/3624062.3624250] [abs].
  • Martin, A; Liu, G; Ladd, W; Lee, S; Gounley, J; Vetter, J; Patel, S; Rizzi, S; Mateevitsi, V; Insley, J; Randles, A, Performance Evaluation of Heterogeneous GPU Programming Frameworks for Hemodynamic Simulations, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (2023), pp. 1126-1137 [10.1145/3624062.3624188] [abs].