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Our top-quality faculty bring deep experience and teaching excellence to the program.

Loyce Adams

Loyce Adams is a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics. Her research has received support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the U.S. Department of Energy, Digital Equipment Corporation and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Adams has a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of West Virginia.

adams@amath.washington.edu | 206-543-5077

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Chris Bretherton

Chris Bretherton is a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. His teaching interests include ordinary and partial differential equations, dynamical systems, fluid dynamics, cloud physics and mesoscale meteorology. He has conducted research on a variety of topics, including numerical fluid dynamics applied to atmospheric convection and cloud-topped boundary layers, applications of fractals to fluid dynamics, and linear and nonlinear wave propagation in geophysical contexts. Bretherton is an elected fellow of the American Meteorological Society. He has a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

breth@amath.washington.edu | 206-685-7414

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Bernard Deconinck

Bernard Deconinck is professor and chair of the Department of Applied Mathematics and an adjunct professor in the Department of Mathematics. He is interested in applying mathematics to physical problems, especially nonlinear wave phenomena. His research has included the study of problems related to Bose-Einstein condensates, fluid mechanics, plasma physics and lattice dynamics using a variety of mathematical techniques from such fields as integrable systems and solitons, dynamical systems, Hamiltonian dynamics, Riemann surfaces and algebraic geometry, Lie algebras, complex variables, asymptotics and perturbation theory.

bernard@amath.washington.edu | 206-543-6069

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Anne Greenbaum

Anne Greenbaum is a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics. She focuses her research in the area of numerical analysis, especially numerical linear algebra and matrix theory. She previously worked as a mathematician at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and as a research professor at the Courant Institute at New York University. Greenbaum is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. She is the author of Iterative Methods for Solving Linear Systems and the coauthor of Numerical Methods: Design, Analysis, and Computer Implementation of Algorithms. She has a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

greenbau@amath.washington.edu | 206-543-1175

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Ulrich Hetmaniuk

Ulrich Hetmaniuk is an associate professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. His research focuses on discretization techniques and simulations for vibration phenomena. Hetmaniuk’s other research interests include the design and implementation of finite element methods as well as reduced-order models. He has a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering sciences from the University of Colorado.

hetmaniu@u.washington.edu | 206-685-9298

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Mark Kot

Mark Kot is an associate professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and a faculty member in the interdisciplinary graduate program in Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management. His research is at the interface of applied mathematics and population ecology. He models the dynamics of biological populations and has worked on the behavior of integrodifference equations – discrete-time, continuous-space models for the growth and spread of biological populations. Kot is the author of two books, Elements of Mathematical Ecology and A First Course in the Calculus of Variations. He has an M.S. in theoretical and applied mechanics from Cornell University, an M.S. in applied mathematics from the University of Arizona and an M.S. and Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Arizona.

hetmaniu@u.washington.edu | 206-543-0908

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J. Nathan Kutz

Nathan Kutz is a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and an adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Physics. He is especially interested in a unified approach to applied mathematics that includes modeling, computation and analysis. His recent research focuses on phenomena in the optical sciences: laser dynamics and mode-locking in fiber lasers; soliton propagation and mode-coupling dynamics for optical fiber communications; and pattern formation and stability of optical structures in optical parametric oscillators. Kutz has a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Northwestern University.

kutz@uw.edu | 206-685-3029

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Randy LeVeque

Randy LeVeque is a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and an adjunct professor in the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Earth and Space Sciences. He teaches courses on subjects that include numerical analysis, partial differential equations and nonlinear phenomena. His research interests span many areas, including numerical analysis; computational fluid dynamics; nonlinear partial differential equations; mathematical theory of conservation laws; and software development, including the CLAWPACK software for solving conservation laws and other hyperbolic systems modeling wave propagation. LeVeque is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He has a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

rjl@amath.washington.edu | 206-685-3037

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Eric Shea-Brown

Eric Shea-Brown is an associate professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. His interests span a wide set of topics in mathematical neuroscience and biological dynamics. His recent work focuses on optimal signal processing and decision making in simple neural networks, dynamics of neural populations in interval timing tasks, correlations and reliability in simple neural circuits, and properties of oscillator networks with generalized symmetries. Previously Shea-Brown was a postdoctoral fellow in mathematical neuroscience at the Courant Institute and Center for Neural Science at New York University. He studied engineering physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University.

etsb@amath.washington.edu | 206-685-6635

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Eli Shlizerman

Eli Shlizerman is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics. His research combines dynamical systems theory with data analysis to produce realistic data-driven dynamical models. In particular, his focus is on developing methods for inference of network architecture and modeling dynamics of networks; his investigations are at the interface of development of generic computational approaches and modeling actual biological and physical systems. He has a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the Weizmann Institute of Science.

shlizee@uw.edu | 206-543-6658

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Ka-Kit Tung

Ka-Kit Tung is a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and an adjunct professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. He is the chief editor of the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, a fellow of the American Meteorological Society and a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society. Tung previously worked as an associate professor of applied mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his bachelor’s and master's degrees in aeronautical engineering from the California Institute of Technology and earned a Ph.D. in applied mathematics at Harvard University.

tung@amath.washington.edu | 206-685-3794

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Chris Vogl

Chris Vogl is an acting assistant professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics. His current research interests including interface tracking with level sets, numerical hyperbolic conservation methods, computational biofluids, nanomaterial modeling and seismic modeling. Vogl as a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

cvogl@u.washington.edu

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Joel Zylberberg

Joel Zylberberg is an acting assistant professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics. Some of his previous research has covered the topics of cosmology, materials chemistry, nuclear physics, particle physics and astrophysics. After several years of studying the expansion of the universe with the Berkeley Supernova Cosmology Project, Zylberberg switched his graduate studies to theoretical neuroscience, a subject he continues to research. He has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley.

joelzy@uw.edu

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