Martina  Barnas

Martina Barnas

Senior Assistant Dean for Research

Director of Research Collaborations

Contact Information

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


Martina Barnas is Senior 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 2004, 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 served 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 and as program chair for EduPar 2018. 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).
  • 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, 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);
  • 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.
  • M. Brisudova, L. Burakovsky, T. Goldman, Spectroscopy "windows" of quark-antiquark 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 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, 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. 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.