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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.