
Educational Background
Duke University, Ph.D. in Mathematics, 1988
Duke University, M.A. in Mathematics, 1985
Bethany College, B.S. in Mathematics/Computer Science, 1983
Professional Experience
Seattle University, Associate Professor, 1997Present
Seattle University, Assistant Professor, 19901997
University of Washington, Acting Assistant Professor, 19881990
Professional Publications
"Weak Reverse Holder Inequalities and Imbedding Inequalities for Solutions to the AHarmonic Equation," with Shusen Ding, Journal of Nonlinear Analysis: Series A Theory and Methods,Vol. 51 (5) (2002) pp.783800.
"An Inverse Problem for an Expanding Heated Tube," Inverse Problems, 13 (1997) pp 843848.
"Decay Rates for a TwoDimensional Viscous Ocean of Finite Depth," Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 202 (1996) pp. 659666.
"Large Time Existence for Small Viscous Surface Waves Without Surface Tension," Communications in Partial Differential Equations, 15 (6), (1990) pp. 823903.
Research Projects with Undergraduates
"The Mathematics of Medical Imaging," with Charles Rackson, 20132014
"Locating Transmission Eigenvalues," with Michelle Nuzman, 20102011
"Transmission Eigenvalues," with Nicole Brown, 20082009
"The Answer Isn?t So Sheer as the Shear Strength Goes to Zero: Fluids Cannot Be Bent," with Dr. Robert Odom and Caitlin McHugh, 20052006
"Developing and Comparing Numerical Methods of Computing the Inverse Fourier Transform," with Edgar Lobaton, 20032004
"Discrete Transmission Line Modeling," with Rachelle Fletcher, 20022003
Areas of Particular Teaching Interest
Differential Equations, Modeling with Differential Equations, and Applied Mathematics
Areas of Personal Interest
My husband (John) and children (Emily and Michael), sports, mysteries, cooking
Contact Information
Seattle University
Mathematics Department
901 12th Ave.
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle Washington, 981221090
(206) 2965927 (phone)
dsylvest@seattleu.edu
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