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Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests
Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, Stability Analysis, Nonlinear Waves, Integrable Systems, Hamiltonian Systems, Mathematical Modeling, Numerical Methods
Employment
Seattle University / Seattle, WA
Assistant Professor / Mathematics Department
September 2012 - current

Adjunct Professor / Mathematics Department
September 2009 - June 2012
Education
University of Washington / Seattle, WA
Ph.D. / Applied Mathematics / August 2009
Dissertation: Stability of Periodic Surface Gravity Waves
Advisor: Prof. Bernard Deconinck
M.S. / Applied Mathematics / June 2005
Washington University in St. Louis / St. Louis, MO
B.S. / System Science and Mathematics / May 2003
Publications
Accepted:
A New Single Equation for the Water-Wave Problem / K. Oliveras and V. Vasan / Journal of Fluid Mechanics / 717 / 514-522 / 2013

Relating the bottom pressure and the surface elevation in the water wave problem / B. Deconinck, K. L. Oliveras, and V. Vasan / Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics / 2012

Recovering the water-wave profile from pressure measurements. / K.L. Oliveras, V. Vasan, B. Deconinck, and D. Henderson / SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics / 2012

Book Review: Differental Equations with Boundary Value Problems, 2nd Edition by Brannan & Boyce. / K.L. Oliveras / SIAM Review / March 2012

Recovering the water-wave surface from pressure measurements. / B. Deconinck, D. Henderson, K.L. Oliveras, and V. Vasan / 10th International Conference on Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Waves (Refereed Proceedings) / 2011 / (pdf)

The instability of periodic surface gravity waves. / B. Deconinck and K. Oliveras / Journal of Fluid Mechanics / 675 / 141-167 / 2011 (pdf)

Submitted:
Pressure Beneath a traveling wave with constant vorticity. / V. Vasan and K. Oliveras / submitted

The transverse instability of periodic surface gravity waves. / B. Deconinck and K. Oliveras / submitted

In Preparation:
Instabilities in Shallow Water.

Pressure Under a Travelling Wave. / with V. Vasan

Stability of Traveling Waves with Constant Vorticity / with P. Sprenger and V. Vasan

Non-Hydrostatic Effects / with K. Mandli and V. Vasan

Talks / Presentations
Previous:
Relationship between Pressure, Vorticity, and Recovering Surface Elevation / SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems / Snowbird, UT / May 19 - 23, 2013.

Recovering the Water-wave Surface from Pressure Measurements with Constant Vorticity / AMS 2013 Spring Western Section Meeting / Boulder, CO / April 13 - 14, 2013.

Stability of Traveling Wave Solutions to Euler's Equations / IMACS Conference on Nonlinear Waves / Athens, GA / March 25 - 28, 2013.

Recovering the Water-wave Surface from Pressure Measurements / Joint Mathematics Meetings / San Diego, California / January 9 - 12, 2013.

Stability of Traveling Wave Solutions to Euler's Equations with Constant Vorticity / SIAM Conference Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures / Seattle, Washington / June 13 - 16, 2012.

Understanding Water Waves: Simple Ideas in Big Problems / ACMS Seminar / University of Washington / March 1, 2012.

Measuring Waves: Using Mathematics to Predict Tsunamis / Undergraduate Colloquia / Seattle University / February 9, 2012. (slides)

Water Waves: Reconstructing the Surface Elevation from Pressure Data / 2011 SIAM Conference on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations / San Diego, California / November 14 - 17, 2011

Recovering the Water-wave Surface from Pressure Measurements / Waves 2011, 10th International Conference on Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Waves / Vancouver, Canada / July 25 - 29, 2011

Stability of Stationary Periodic Solutions to the Euler Equations / ICIAM 2011, 7th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics / Vancouver, Canada / July 18 - 22, 2011

On the stability of nonlinear waves / 2010 SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / August 16 - 19, 2010

Stability of stationary periodic solutions of the Euler equations / The Second International Conference on Nonlinear Waves - Theory and Applications / Beijing, China / June 26 - 20, 2010

Stability of stationary periodic solutions of the Euler equations / AMS 2009 Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting / University Park, Pennsylvania / October 24 - 25, 2009

Determining the stability of periodic solutions to Euler's equations / The Sixth IMACS International Conference on Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Wave Phenomena -Computation and Theory / Athens, Georgia / March 23 - 26, 2009

Stability of one-dimensional water waves / AMS 2008 Fall Western Section Meeting / Vancouver, Canada / October 4 - 5, 2008

Stability of one-dimensional water waves / 2008 SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures / Rome, Italy / July 21 - 25, 2008

Teaching
Assistant Professor / Seattle University / Seattle, WA
Math 120 / Pre-Calculus / Autumn 2012

Adjunct Professor / Seattle University / Seattle, WA
Math 234 / Differential Equations / Spring, 2012, Winter 2012, Spring 2011, Autumn 2010, Spring 2010
Math 131 / Calculus for the Life Sciences / Spring 2011, Winter 2011
Math 130 / Business Calculus / Spring 2012, Autumn 2011, Winter 2011, Spring 2010
Math 120 / Pre-Calculus / Winter 2012
Math 118 / Business Pre-Calculus / Winter 2010
Math 110 / Functions and Algebraic Methods / Autumn 2010, Winter 2010, Autumn 2009

Predoctoral Instructor / University of Washington / Seattle, WA
Amath 383 / Introduction to Continuous Modeling / Autumn 2008, Winter 2008, Autumn 2007, Summer 2007

Teaching Assistant / University of Washington / Seattle, WA
Amath 575 / Dynamical Systems / Spring 2007
Amath 562 / Methods of Applied Mathematics II / Winter 2007
Math 111 / Business Algebra / 2006
Amath 383 / Introduction to Continuous Modeling / Autumn 2005, Spring 2005, Autumn 2004
Math 126 / Calculus and Analytical Geometry III / Winter 2005
Math 125 / Calculus and Analytical Geometry II / Autumn 2003

High School Instructor / Evangel Christian Academy / Shreveport, LA
High School Algebra II / Summer 2005
Awards
Pacific Northwest Project NExT Section Fellow
March 2012
Early Career Travel Award, Waves 2011
July 2011
Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Alternate)
2011-2012
SIAM/NSF Postdoc/Early Career Travel Award
March 2010
Departmental Award for Teaching and Service
June 2009
SIAM Student Chapter Award
June 2008
Boeing Graduate Student Fellowship
Spring 2005
NSF VIGRE Fellowship
Academic Year 2005-2006
Boeing Award for Excellence in Research
Spring 2005
Helen-Marie and Milton E. Freund Jr. Scholarship
Academic Year 2002-2003
Deans Honorary Scholarship
1999 - 2003
Participation in Workshops
SIAM Workshop on Multidimensional Localized Structures / University of Washington
Seattle, WA / June 11-12, 2012
Fields Institute Workshop on Nonlinear Wave Dynamics
Carleton University / Ottawa, Canada / August 20-22, 2008
SIAM Workshop on Multidimensional Localized Structures / Universita di Roma "La Sapienza"
Rome, Italy / July 18-19, 2008
PIMS-VIGRE Workshop on Stability of Nonlinear Waves
University of Washington / Seattle, WA / September 6-8, 2006
NSF/CBMS Workshop on New Perspectives on Boundary Values Problems and Their Asymptotics
University of Texas, Pan American / Edinburg, TX / May 16- 20, 2005

Professional, Department, and Student Activities
Research Students
Pat Sprenger / Undergraduate at Seattle University / Spring 2012 - current.

Erica Yoshimoto / Undergraduate at Seattle University / Winter 2011 - Spring 2012 / Senior Synthesis: Investigating the Water Wave Problem

Conferences
2012 SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures, Session on Water Wave Bifurcations: Theory and Numerics (10 talks), Seattle, WA, June, 2012.

2010 SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures, Session on Mathematical Models of Water Waves (16 talks), Philadelphia, PA, August, 2010.

Journal Referee
Journal of Fluid Mechanics / 2011 - current
SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics / 2012 - current
Professional Society Memberberships
American Mathematical Society (AMS) / 2004 - current
Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) / 2002 - current
Mathematical Association of America (MAA) / 2012 - current
Treasurer / SIAM Student Chapter
2006 - 2009
Co-organizer SIAM Graduate Student Seminar Series
University of Washington / Seattle, WA / 2006 - 2008
Graduate Student Mentor
University of Washington / Seattle, WA / 2004 - 2007
Outreach
Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences Poster Competition / April 2008
Main Coordinator. Undergraduate students from different departments had the chance to present their research and if selected, would receive funding to present their poster at SIAM annual conference. This competition was coordinated under the student chapter of SIAM at the University of Washington and was financially supported by SIAM and VIGRE.

Mathematical Sciences Challenge Problem of the Week / 2005 - 2006
Committee Member. Every week a new problem was posed to the university community at large, and students could win a prize for a correct answer. The prize was provided by a local sponsor. This project was coordinated under VIGRE by the three mathematical sciences departments. The Challenge of the Week website received an average of 80 hits per day during the time that I was a part of the VIGRE committee.