Environmental Science and Policy.
Environmental fluid dynamics, turbulent transport processes, evapo-transpiration, land-water-atmosphere interactions.
Professor Olsson studies language design and implementation for programming concurrent systems. He is one of the key designers and implementors of the SR concurrent programming language. Professor Olsson is currently developing the JR concurrent programming language, an extended Java that includes SR-like synchronization mechanisms. He is also currently examining practical tradeoffs among different concurrent programming models.
Parallel computing: fundamental algorithms, data structures, and programming models for data-parallel processors and particularly the graphics processor (GPUs); data-parallel and GPU computing; graphics hardware; general-purpose programmability of graphics hardware (GPGPU).