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:
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  • Ph.D. Harvard University , 2013

Research Interests

Biomedical simulation and high-performance computing

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, Harvey, Madhurima Vardhan, and Amanda Randles. “The Role of Immersion for Improving Extended Reality Analysis of Personalized Flow Simulations.” Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology 14, no. 2 (April 2023): 194–203.
  • Pepona, M., J. Gounley, and A. Randles. “Effect of constitutive law on the erythrocyte membrane response to large strains.” Computers and Mathematics With Applications 132 (February 15, 2023): 145–60.
  • Puleri, D. F., A. X. Martin, and A. Randles. “Distributed Acceleration of Adhesive Dynamics Simulations.” In Acm International Conference Proceeding Series, 37–45, 2022.
  • Puleri, Daniel F., and Amanda Randles. “The role of adhesive receptor patterns on cell transport in complex microvessels.” Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 21, no. 4 (August 2022): 1079–98.
  • Gounley, John, Madhurima Vardhan, Erik W. Draeger, Pedro Valero-Lara, Shirley V. Moore, and Amanda Randles. “Propagation pattern for moment representation of the lattice Boltzmann method.” Ieee Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems : A Publication of the Ieee Computer Society 33, no. 3 (March 2022): 642–53.