Amanda Randles


Alfred Winborne and Victoria Stover Mordecai Assistant 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 Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences
  • Assistant 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: (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
  • Fellow. 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
  • Grace Murray Hopper Award. ACM. 2017
  • MIT TR35 Visionary. MIT TR35. 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
  • Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. Department of Energy. 2010
  • George Michael Memorial High Performance Computing Fellowship. ACM/IEEE. 2010
  • Gordon Bell Finalist. ACM. 2010
  • Graduate Research Fellowship. National Science Foundation. 2009

Courses Taught

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

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Shi, H; Vardhan, M; Randles, A, The Role of Immersion for Improving Extended Reality Analysis of Personalized Flow Simulations., Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology, vol 14 no. 2 (2023), pp. 194-203 [10.1007/s13239-022-00646-y] [abs].
  • Pepona, M; Gounley, J; Randles, A, Effect of constitutive law on the erythrocyte membrane response to large strains, Computers & Mathematics With Applications, vol 132 (2023), pp. 145-160 [10.1016/j.camwa.2022.12.009] [abs].
  • Puleri, DF; Martin, AX; Randles, A, Distributed Acceleration of Adhesive Dynamics Simulations, Acm International Conference Proceeding Series (2022), pp. 37-45 [10.1145/3555819.3555832] [abs].
  • Puleri, DF; Randles, A, The role of adhesive receptor patterns on cell transport in complex microvessels., Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, vol 21 no. 4 (2022), pp. 1079-1098 [10.1007/s10237-022-01575-4] [abs].
  • Gounley, J; Vardhan, M; Draeger, EW; Valero-Lara, P; Moore, SV; Randles, A, Propagation pattern for moment representation of the lattice Boltzmann method., Ieee Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol 33 no. 3 (2022), pp. 642-653 [10.1109/tpds.2021.3098456] [abs].