Professor of Mathematics
Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Specialty & Expertise: Numerical analysis (algorithms & analysis for partial differential equations), computational mathematics (simulations in application, PDE models, optimization), industrial & interdisciplinary mathematics.
• B.S., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982
• M.A., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1984
• Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987
(Adviser: Professor J.C. Strikwerda)
• Post-Doc, Mathematics, Cornell University, 1987-1989
(Adviser: Professor L.B. Wahlbin)
Current Research Projects
At this time I am working on design and analysis of highly efficient second and fourth order numerical schemes in time variable for Advection-Diffusion-Reaction Systems, with connection to meshless methods in space. I am working on ETD Schemes, with co-authors Abdul Khaliq, Emmanuel Asante-Asamani and O. Samuel Iyiola. Together with Ph.D. student K. Lokken we are working on cellular automata and applications in the Firing Squad problem.